While there are dozens of ‘cross frame builders across the country, as any North American Handmade Bicycle Show attendee can attest (covered in Issue 3), few of them build their own forks. Christopher Igleheart is one of the few who builds both cyclocross forks and frames and has over twenty years of experience building steel mountain bike, ‘cross and road forks. He got his start welding forks for Fat Chance in the 80’s, and his modern ‘cross fork still looks remarkably similar to those early works of art.
It’s built from True Temper New Continental Oval tubing and retails for $350 in black powdercoat, with custom colors a bit extra. Ours came in a standard 395 axle-to-crown distance and a 45mm rake. Stay tuned for a full review. For more info: www.iglebike.com