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Rodeo Spork 3.0

$465.00

Now available in 45 or 50mm offset variations, offering greater compatibility with a wider range of bikes.

Spork 3.1 / 3.2 is one of the most proven, functional, and adaptable adventure forks in the adventure cycling space. From it’s massive tire clearance, dynamo integration, axle agnostic dropout system, and slender design, the Spork is at the forefront. Our load bearing capacity is also amongst the highest rated adventure forks, and our track record out in the wild is unparalleled throughout the seven year evolution of the Spork.

A Spork purchase includes a fork and axle of your choosing. Compression plugs are not included in a Spork purchase but they are available as an add-on option.

Spork 3.2/ 50mm supports internal routing through the fork leg AND integrated internal routing through the steer tube.

Spork 3.2 / 45mm supports internal routing through the fork leg AND integrated internal routing through the steer tube.

Builders / wholesalers may purchase Sporks at wholesale pricing, simply drop us an email through our wholesale form.

 

2 week lead time on Cerakote forks.

Spork 3.0’s axle is compatible with the modular, detachable, magnetic levers that we offer for our axle system.

Objectives

 

Since 2014, 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 such as dynamo integration and 12/15mm axle compatibility were added to the fork by popular demand. Spork 1.2 is an enduring design that we only recently discontinued in 2024.

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. The fork was raced worldwide in gravel races, and proven in bikepacking expeditions far and wide.

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 3.2 leaves the profile of 3.0 unchanged, but completely remade the fork with brand new one-piece tooling for a lighter construction, more confident break feel, better finishing, and the addition of new features, including the ability to run fully integrated and hidden brake routing. A new routing port molded into the steer tube allows bikes that support integrated routing to run the brake hose fully hidden from the lever, through the bar, stem, headset, and steer tube, out to the brake caliper at the lower fork leg. But we haven’t left traditional fork leg routing behind, Spork 3.2 is also still able to be routed through the port in the upper fork leg and out to the brake caliper at the lower fork leg. As usual with Rodeo products, we leave configuration up to each rider and builder.

Spork 3 Review
Bike Gear Database purchased a Spork 3 and used it to both drop weight and increase function on a Surly Midnight Special. Read their thoughts about it here:

Gear

Tire Clearance

Spork 3.0 has proper clearance for tires up to 650b x 2.4″ and 700c x 55mm while properly allowing additional clearance for mud and the elements. You could put an even bigger tire in there but if you do you need to be mindful of mud, side knob profile, and other factors to make sure you don’t unexpectedly rub in inclement conditions.

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.5

29×2.1

(2.2 max)

650×2.4

(2.4 max)

Weight

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 620gr range. +/-

Spork 3.2 shaved another 125 grams off of that weight to create an 495 gram, lightweight, and ultra strong fork.

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 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, and Tour Divide.

We are proud of the weight that we have achieved on Spork 3 while giving the rider maximum peace of mind that they will never be stranded when riding a Rodeo Labs fork.

Rack Compatibility

Spork 3 is compatible with a wide range of lowe rider and randonneur style racks.

Our favorite rando style racks are the Rawland Radioverks, Soma Champs Elysees, and Specialized Pizza Rack.

Our favorite low rider style racks are the Tubus Duo and Tubus Tara racks.

Spork 3 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.

Tubus Duo

+ eyelet kit

Evo
Low Rider

+ eyelet kit

Fender Compatibility

 

Spork 3 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 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.

Please use nylon washers between the metal bolt / mount / washers and the carbon fork itself when mounting lights, racks, and fenders to the fork in order to help prevent scarring and damage to the fork crown area. A maximum of 5nm of torque is not to be exceeded when mounting a light or rack to the fork crown mounting point.

650 x 47

Planet Bike Cascadia ALX

700 x 42

Planet Bike Cascadia ALX

Axle Compatibility

 

Spork 3 features 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.

Dynamo Compatibility

Spork 3 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.

Please use nylon washers between the metal bolt / mount / washers and the carbon fork itself when mounting lights, racks, and fenders to the fork in order to help prevent scarring and damage to the fork crown area. A maximum of 5nm of torque is not to be exceeded when mounting a light or rack to the fork crown mounting point.

Fork Geometry

 

Rodeo Spork 3 has a 396mm axle to crown and a 45mm or 50mm rake (depending on what is specified at purchase) allowing for compatibility with a wide range of existing gravel and adventure framesets.

Additional Specifications

 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Compression plug:  Required, not supplied. Available as an add-on at purchase.
  • Max headset spacer stack height between top of headset and bottom of stem: 40mm
  • 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. Spork 3.2 supports integrated steer tube routing.
  • Testing / Certification:  ISO 4210 MTB racing
  • Warranty:  Lifetime to the original owner against defects in design / workmanship. Damage due to wear and tear, abuse, over torquing of bolts, corrosion, or neglect not covered by any warranty.
  • Crash replacement pricing:  Yes, please contact us for pricing.
  • Please use nylon washers between the metal bolt / mount / washers and the carbon fork itself when mounting lights, racks, and fenders to the fork in order to help prevent scarring and damage to the fork crown area. A maximum of 5nm of torque is not to be exceeded when mounting a light or rack to the fork crown mounting point.
  • When mounting loads greater than the weight of a standard water bottle (cage + bottle) to the fork leg using the mid-leg eyelets, use 20-25mm M5 bolts in order to attach the cargo / bags through the inner and outer fork leg eyelets. This dramatically increases cargo carrying durability.
  • Be sure to grease bolts well when using any fork eyelets in order to prevent corrosion between bolt and eyelet.
  • Be sure to use washers on any bolts being attached to fork eyelets in order to prevent bolts from backing out during use.
  • Max torque on mid-leg eyelet bolts cannot exceed 5nm