No. 6 Composites Launches Updated Forks for Framebuilders & Consumers

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

Who are No. 6 Composites?

“No. 6 composites is a sister brand of No. 22 Bicycle Company, the NAHBS Best-in-Show winning titanium framebuilder. No. 6 was launched in 2017 in response to a need for aftermarket forks with geometries and specifications aimed at quality framebuilders. In addition to being standard equipment on every No. 22 frame, No. 6 forks have become a staple offering in the lineups of many bespoke builders around the world.”

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

The Latest No. 6 Forks

“No. 6 has been hard at work revamping its most popular two models, the simply named Road Disc and Gravel forks. Available in both painted versions for customers, and ready-to-paint versions for builders, the forks boast key features including competitive weights, outstanding strength and impact resistance, and excellent tire clearance for their category.”

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

“Both forks are available with either partially hidden cable routing with the brake hose entering the left fork leg just below the crown, or with fully integrated cable routing with the brake hose entering an integrated port in the steerer tube. On the Gravel fork particularly, this is currently one of the only aftermarket gravel forks supporting fully internal cable routing.”

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

“Each fork also features a small area on the right fork leg that captures a small 3D printed plate available in either composite or printed Titanium to allow builders the ability to more tightly integrate the finishing and branding of the fork to the frame.”

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

Road Disc Fork

“The redesigned Road Disc fork is one of the strongest and most versatile road disc brake forks currently available. Featuring generous tire clearance of up to 38mm, our Road Disc fork helps redefine what is possible on a road bike, with overall fork length and rake options tailored to bikes intending to deliver crisp on-road handling.”

no. 6 composites road fork review

Key features:

  • MSRP: $475
  • Steerer tube length: 350mm
  • Cable routing: internal entering at the top of the fork leg, or fully internal entering at the steerer
  • Rake: 45mm or 50mm
  • Axle-to-crown: 375mm
  • Axle diameter: 12mm
  • Maximum tire clearance: 38mm x 700
  • Steerer diameter: 1-⅛” to 1-½” tapered
  • Fender mounts: Yes
  • Weight: 440g with internal routing; 450g with external routing. Both with a 350mm uncut steerer

Gravel Fork

“Our gravel fork is all about versatility. Excellent tire clearance for up to 47mm x 700 or 52mm x 650 tires, together with standard fender mounts make this the perfect fork for adventure. The surprisingly low axle-to-crown measurement of 382mm keeps handling crisp and quick, without the overly tall front end that troubles many gravel bikes. Our hallmark smooth ride quality and over-engineered strength make this fork the perfect match for gravel race and fast adventure-oriented gravel builds.”

no. 6 composites gravel fork review

Key Features – Gravel Fork

  • MSRP: $495
  • Steerer tube length: 350mm
  • Cable routing: internal entering at the top of the fork leg, or fully internal entering at the steerer
  • Rake: 50mm
  • Axle-to-crown: 382mm
  • Axle diameter: 12mm
  • Maximum tire clearance: 47mm x 700, 52mm x 650
  • Steerer diameter: 1-⅛” to 1-½” tapered
  • Fender mounts: Yes
  • Weight: 450g with internal routing; 460g with external routing. Both with a 350mm uncut steerer

Pricing & Availability

No. 6’s new forks are available for order now, with MSRP pricing of $475 for the Road Disc fork and $495 for the Gravel fork. OE pricing is available to frame builders.

Customers can contact make contact at [email protected], or visit 6composites.com to learn more.

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