Trail 490

720gram Trail Ready Carbon Fork

The Trail 490 is our latest offering, and our first to use a 15mm thru axle. That fact alone brings it to the forefront of our line as 15mm is rapidly becoming the mountain bike standard. To earn the “trail” moniker, this fork adds an additional 10mm to the axle-to-crown length, thus helping to correct for even more travel in the front end (up to ~120mm) without steepening the head tube angle. But is carbon really OK for trail use? Well, this one is… at 720g uncut (sans thru axle) and massive, bulky tubing, you couldn’t ask for a burlier, stiffer rigid fork.

While this fork doesn’t clear ALL 29+ setups on the market, the Surly Dirt Wizard 29 has sufficient clearance on 50mm rims so that setup gets the green light.

  • 29’er, 650B compatible
  • Post mount disc
  • 15mm thru-axle compatible
  • Full carbon 270mm steerer
  • Tapered 1.5″ to 1-1/8″ steerer
  • 490mm axle to crown
  • Clearance for 29 x 2.35mm tire
  • 45mm Fork offset


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