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All New LightWeight USD Forks By Intend: Classier Than Ever

The Samurai is, in fact, an upside-down fork in true Intend trend. With a claimed weight of 1,405g, the Samurai CC claims to be the World’s Lightest 120mm Journey Fork due to its brace-less design, carbon steerer, and simplified dropouts. Listed below are some updates on the Samurai, which is presently available on the market, together with details about a 130mm TR model with an Intend-designed damper cartridge.

The Samurai CC and Samurai XC forks, that are claimed to weigh 1,405g and 1,515g, respectively, are each mentioned to be lighter. Each present 35mm stanchions with 120mm of journey.

What’s New?

The lighter Samurai CC has a carbon steerer tube, carbon cable guides, and modified stanchions. The heavier Samurai XC, alternatively, has aluminum elements and doesn’t have the additional inside machining that the CC has.


Utilizing (near) zero offset dropouts is a key a part of making a motorbike as gentle as potential. This allows you to make a easy design that makes use of much less materials. At first look, it might be arduous to consider that the Samurai has a 44mm offset at sag, however for those who look carefully on the angled crown, you possibly can see how that offset is made. The angle of the fork legs is rather less steep than that of the steerer tube.

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On an everyday fork, an offset is added on the dropouts and stays the identical regardless of the place the fork is in its journey. However within the Samurai design, because the fork is pushed into compression, the offset goes down, although not by a lot. At sag, the offset is 44 mm, however at top-out, it’s 45.5 mm and at bottom-out, it’s 41 mm.


The Intend Samurai CC and XC forks are made to work with the RockShox Race Day Damper cartridge, which you must purchase individually. That’s not the case with the Intend TR fork, although. It makes use of a damper cartridge that Intend made, which lets it run as much as 130mm of journey.

It’s mainly a smaller model of the cartridge utilized in Intend’s USD forks with longer journey, just like the Hero. It’s 30g heavier than the RockShox Race Day Damper, however the additional journey implies that the fork can be utilized in additional Downhill or Path conditions.

The Samurai GR is the final mannequin. It’s a 50mm-travel USD fork made for gravel riders who desire a smoother journey and fewer hand and arm fatigue. Just like the RockShox Race Day Damper, it’s made to work with it.

The Verdict

The Intend Samurai XC, TR, and GR fashions at the moment are out there from Intend Bicycle Elements. The XC mannequin prices $1,751.07, the TR mannequin prices$1,910.36, and the GR mannequin prices $1,751.07. In Q1 of 2023, the $2,069.64 CC mannequin will go on sale.

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The RockShox Race Day Damper isn’t included with the CC, XC, or GR fashions and should be purchased individually from a seller chosen by the client. For EU prospects, nonetheless, the damper might be despatched to Intend and put in by the group earlier than the fork is shipped. You’ll be able to’t get this service exterior of the EU, so that you’ll need to get the Race Day Damper put in elsewhere. 

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