Rodeo Spork 3.0
Back in stock and shipping August 14, 2020.
One of the most proven adventure forks in the bike industry is back. We started with Spork 2.0’s capabilities and adaptability, then completely redesigned and retooled, slimming it down in both profile and weight while increasing tire clearance. Spork 3.0 is a leaner, more refined fork that’s ready for a wider range of uses and framesets than ever before.
Rodeo Spork has always been designed around three main objectives. Durability, Adaptability, and Utility.
Spork 1.0 was a pioneer in the adventure fork segment and established Rodeo Labs as a trusted brand in the adventure cycling world. 1.0 evolved over time into 1.2 as features were added to the fork by popular demand. Spork 1.2 is an enduring design that remains on the market today.
Spork 2.0 took everything we learned from making 1.2 but added capabilities that required a ground-up redesign. The fork was incredibly successful both on bikes that Rodeo Labs offers and as a part of bikes offered by other builders and brands.
Spork 3.0‘s main objective was to slim down the design of Spork 2.0 so that the silhouette and profiles would work better visually with the thinner diameter tubing of steel, aluminum, and titanium bicycles. At first we intended to modify Spork 2.0 tooling into a Spork 2.5 design but ultimately we was decided to redesign the fork and tooling from scratch around an entirely new 3.0 design. This all new fork is slimmer, lighter, and boasts even more tire clearance while retaining the same core functions and geometries as previous generations of Spork.
Spork 3.0 has proper clearance for tires up to 650b x 2.4″ and 700c x 50mm while properly allowing additional clearance for mud and the elements.
There is no minimum tire size for Rodeo Spork, but with 3.0’s generous tire clearance tires smaller than 700 x 32mm begin to look visually undersized.
Spork 3.0 shaved approximately 50 grams off of the weight of 2.0. Depending on your steer tube length your Spork will weigh in the 600gr range. +/-
Spork’s primary design goal is durability. In order to to withstand the rigors of gravel riding, ultra distance bikepacking, and trail riding the fork must be designed and built to resist tremendous forces and impacts on both its main structure and its cargo mounting points. Spork 2.0 (which shares its core design with 3.0) has been ridden and raced with loaded loaded with cargo in world class events such as Silk Road Mountain Race, Atlas Mountain Race, Trans Am Bike Race with zero failures.
We are proud of the weight that we have achieved on Spork 3.0 while giving the rider maximum peace of mind that they will never be stranded when riding a Rodeo Labs fork.
Spork 3.0 is compatible with a wide range of lowe rider and randonneur style racks.
Spork 3.0 offers low profile rack and fender mounting versatility right out of the box, but some racks and fenders benefit from more real estate around the lower eyelets. For that, we’ve created the modular offset eyelet kit. The offset eyelet kit can be added to your Spork at the time of purchase or you may purchase it separately at a later date.
We are not able to test every available rack on the market. If you have successfully mounted a different rack on your Spork 2.0 or 3.0 we would love to hear from you.
+ eyelet kit
+ eyelet kit
Spork 3.0 improved on the fender (mud guard) compatibility of Spork 2.0 with a more aggressively sculpted inner crown area of the fork.
The inner dimensions of the fork legs at 650b accept a fender as wide as 77mm.
The inner dimensions of the fork legs at 700c accept a fender as wide as 73mm.
For those running huge fenders over tires as large as or larger than 45mm your biggest challenge mounting your fenders may be the length of the supplied fender struts, not the internal fender clearance of the fork itself.
Spork 3.0 uses a through bolt at the fork crown for fender mounting. We suggest an M6 x 60mm bolt + the thickness of your nut for fender mounting. For instance if your bolt measures 7mm thick use an approx M6x70mm bolt. The low profile crown area of the fork does not allow for recessed bolts to be used on the fork so you must use a nut and bolt to secure the fender to the crown.
We are not able to test every available fender / mud guard on the market. If you have successfully mounted a fender on your Spork 2.0 or 3.0 we would love to hear from you and share your results in a crowd sourced database.
650 x 47
Planet Bike Cascadia ALX
700 x 42
Planet Bike Cascadia ALX
Spork 3.0 continues the proven modular axle design from our 2.0 fork. We designed the fork with a modular endcap system that allows for native use of either 15mm or 12mm through axles with no need for shims or adapters. Simply select the axle spec that you need when adding the fork to the cart and we will do the rest. If in the future you need to change your axle specification we offer both 15mm and 12mm endcap conversions on our store. A specific tool is required for properly installing and torquing the endcaps. It can be purchased and returned for a refund if you only need to use it once.
Spork 3.0 is fully dynamo hub compatible and features internal dynamo routing internally along the drive side fork leg. Dynamo wiring ports exist at the lower fork leg, upper crown area, and under the crow to allow for passing a wire internally up the steer tube.
We recommend an M6 x 60mm bolt + the threaded thickness of your dynamo light mount which acts as the nut. In the case of the Sinewave mount shown a 70mm bolt is inserted through the back of the fork and is threaded into the back of the mount.
Rodeo Spork 3.0 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: 270 lbs / 122.5 kg
- Max additional cargo weight: 27.5 lbs / 12.5 kg
- Steerer tube taper: 1-1/8″ to 1.5″
- Steerer tube length: 310mm or 400mm
- Inner steerer tube diameter: 23.3±0.2mm. Of note: Cinq’s The Plug 5 requires a steerer ID of 24.5mm so we cannot yet confirm compatibility with that particular third party accessory.
- Fork crown dimension: 40mm crown seat. Supplied split race for easy installation. Compatible with non split crown races, proper installation tools should be used.
- Compression plug: Required, not supplied
- Axle length: 127mm total length
- Axle thread pitch: 1.5mm
- Axle inner dimension: 100mm
- Axle diameter: 12mm or 15mm convertible. Endcaps and tool required for conversion.
- Brake Mount: Flat Mount native. 140mm / 160mm rotor with standard flat mount caliper mounting plate. Post mount 160mm possible with adapter.
- Brake hose routing: Internal through fork leg. Not sleeved. Guide line pre installed.
- 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.