The Sparta All Road Carbon Fiber Fork is ideal for dropping weight and adding tons of versatility to your rig. With cargo/fender mounts, 6 fork eyelets and your choice of a bolt on thru axle or QR thru axle, this carbon fork is built for the city, touring and beyond. It's strong, light, adaptable and is a great upgrade for the rider looking to get more out of their current bike.
The Sparta All Road Carbon Fork is our latest foray into the world of carbon fiber following on the heels of the successful launch of our carbon fiber Blackhawk fat bike and the Carbon Adventure Bike. This adventure ready thru axle fork was designed as an upgrade for our Quiver Disc, but is a fantastic upgrade to many other bikes on the market.
Carbon thru axle all road fork, 1 1/8" or 1 1/8" tapered aluminum straight steerer tube, flat mount disc brake, rack and fender mounts and 6 fork eyelets for water bottles, bags... Includes 12mm or 15mm thru axle skewer - choice of bolt on or QR available. Fits up to a 700x42c tire (700x40c with fender) or 650b x 50 Road Plus.
I was looking light fork for my Author Ronin SL with straight steerer, axle and mounts for bikepacking, all roads lead to Fyxation!
I replaced the stock fork on my All City Cosmic Stallion with the Sparta to gain the cargo capacity the stock fork was missing. The replacement was simple. I already ride a 61cm frame so I didn't even need to cut the steerer. The TRP flat-to-post mount 160 adapter worked a charm and there was no additional facing needed for the adapter-to-brake interface. The internal brake routing grommets are fantastic; far better than the tiny rubber ones found on other more expensive forks. Hoses slid through easily, the grommets are simple to get back into the frame, and they stay in place. I dig the adaptability for hub sizing with a simple axle and insert change. The clearance for my SKS P45 fender over a 38mm tire is great, although similar to another reviewer, the crown-to-tire drop is a bit excessive and it's good that I had already fabbed a longer mount for it or the fender-line would have been terrible looking. I've already loaded it up with 13 pounds of summer camping gear distributed between Blackburn outpost cages on the low mounts, and a Revelate handlebar harness up top and it handles very well. There's not any flex-lag in the steering, even with the front end loaded up top to bottom. I'm looking forward to many bikepacking miles on this fork.
So far the fork works and looks great. The Sparta fork ticked all the boxes for my needs: lightweight carbon, eyelets, option for straight steerer, thru axle. Good stuff.
Had a chance to test ride this for about 100 miles or so and it's awesome on the MS. If anything it sharpened an already sweet-handling bike and it looks great too especially compared to the gaspipe unicrown stock fork. The alloy steerer version saved 1.1lbs from stock. And you get rid of the weird MS "dropouts". Couple quibbles that in no way diminish my satisfaction: It has a lot of vertical clearance but not as much horizontal clearance. I had to get creative mounting the fender on a 650x42mm tire to avoid an awkward mile of clearance between tire and fender. Basically I had to fab a custom fork crown drop mount L-bracket. While a 650x48 tire could easily fit under the fork crown, the fork is not *quite* wide enough to mount a proper width fender for that tire size. It could be done but you'd have to manipulate the fender around the fork legs. I'd prefer threaded mounts for the crown for the fender and the headlight, like the Salsa Journeyman fork has. It would just be a great experience to work with that, vs the mile-long bolt I have in there now. The takeaway: if you have a Surly Midnight Special and you want to run 650x42mm tires + proper metal fenders, this is your fork. Install with confidence!
Affordable and versatile!