Rodeo Labs // Spork 1.2
The Rodeo Spork is a highly versatile fork that Rodeo Labs developed for our Traildonkey and Flaanimal bikes. It’s stout design, large clearances, internal dynamo routing, and plentiful rack mounts allow it to be adapted to a variety of uses.
A 15mm to 12mm step down adapter is also available and is compatible with all existing Spork 1.x versions. The adapter is not compatible with other brands or models of forks. See this page for details.
A 15mm x 1.5mm thread pitch swappable insert is also available for Spork 1.x forks. This upgrades all forks pre-Nov 7th, 2017 with a more common axle thread specification making it easy to use third party axles. See this page for details.
Ready-to-paint 3k carbon finish forks are available to builders only. Please get in touch if you’re interested in this option.
A Spork purchase includes a fork, axle of your choosing, and a split crown race to make installation easy. Compression plugs are not included in a Spork purchase but are available as an add on option.
We have a limited number of “B” cosmetic retail forks available for $300 / ea. Typically the cosmetic issues are small sharpie marks or dark putty areas under clear coat and are always visible only on close inspection. Full warranty applies, no negative structural or performance related issues.
The Rodeo Spork bike fork is a solution to a problem that we came up with when developing the Traildonkey 2.0. There are a LOT of great forks out there, but nobody made a full carbon – high clearance – rack mountable – fender mountable – thru axle – flat mount disc brake – tapered steertube – trail ready fork. So we made it ourselves.
Racks & Fenders
There are quite a few excellent adventure fork options on the market, but if you want to start bolting things onto these forks the options rapidly narrow. The Spork features a robust crown mounting point molded through the crown for use with racks and fenders. It is designed to accept male/female threaded hardware instead of threading into the fork itself. The dual mid leg mount hardware have an increased radius crimp/bonding area for a more durable connection between metal and carbon. The mid mount hardware also threads through both walls of each fork leg, not just one. This distributes the load across more material thus making your mounting point stronger and more reliable.
In its 1.2 revision, the Rodeo Spork becomes the first carbon road-plus adventure fork to feature internal dynamo hub routing. Dynamo hubs have been around for a long time, but are now a staple in the adventure bike market thanks to their ability to power headlights and tail lights non-stop while also powering USB charging systems for GPS, phones, cameras, tracking equipment, etc. to provide safety during long rides. Our dynamo ports are discreet when not being used thanks to swappable rubber hardware which can accommodate wires and seal your Spork from outside elements. One cannot simply and safely tap holes into a carbon bike fork, so Spork 1.2 was completely re-engineered and re-certified with this new design to ensure safety and durability.
Spork 1.2 can fit 700x42mm or 650x47mm tires.
More and more modern drop bar bikes demand bigger and bigger tires clearances. However, you don’t just need room for your tires. Mud clearance and wheel flex are real world elements and because of this we don’t state our maximum tire clearances and the biggest thing we could fit into the fork while it’s in a bike stand. At 700c, Spork 1.2 has 56mm of clearance and we have reliably ridden 42mm tires many miles in real world conditions comfortably without any problems.
700 x 42mm
650b x 48mm
Built for Trail First
The Spork isn’t a delicate utensil to be used only for carving up pavement. First and foremost it’s a sturdy instrument built for surviving the use and abuse of trail riding. At 515 grams (average weight), we didn’t milk every bit of weight in search of gossamer heights. We left meat on the bone and tested the fork to mountain bike standards, not pavement standards. The result is all carbon main fork and steer tube that will revel wherever you take it, and we hope that you take it to some crazy places. Can you take it on the road? Of course! Our layup assures great handling and road manners on anything from slow cruises to fast descents.
Tapered Steer Tube
For the sake of maximum stiffness, Spork 1.2 is built with a 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ tapered steer tube (SHIS 28.6 | 40). A variety of different headtube / headset configurations can accommodate this size steer tube, including the Traildonkey and Flaanimal.
Rodeo Spork has a 396mm axle to crown and a 45mm rake allowing for compatibility with a wide range of existing gravel and adventure framesets.
- Max Rider Weight 270lbs
- Max loaded additional weight 12.5kilos
- Steer tube taper: 1-1/8″ to 1.5″
- Inner steer tube diameter: 23.4mm
- Lower crown race: Supplied split race for easy installation. Compatible with non split crown races, proper installation tools should be used.
- Compression plug: Required, not supplied. Use of a star nut voids warranty.
- Axle length 127mm total length
- Axle thread pitch 1.5mm
- Axle inner dimension: 100mm
- Axle diameter: 12mm or 15mm convertible. Conversion kits are available for purchase.
- Brake Mount: Flat Mount native. 140mm / 160mm rotor with standard flat mount caliper mounting plate. Post mount 160mm possible with adapter.
- Internal brake routing through fork leg. No sleeve. Guide line pre installed.
- Maximum stem spacer height is 40mm/4cm. Never exceed the use for 40mm of spacers under your stem.
- Testing / Certification: ISO 4210 MTB racing
- Warranty: Lifetime to the original owner against defects in design / workmanship. Damage due to wear and tear, abuse, or neglect not covered by any warranty.
- Crash replacement pricing: Yes. Please contact us for pricing.
Builders and Dealers
We are very excited to work with third party builders and dealers who are interested in offering the Spork either as a part of bike builds or independently as an aftermarket purchase. We offer industry pricing to builders and dealers which will vary based on quantity needed. Please get in touch with us.