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Intend Announce Samurai CC, XC, TR & GR Light-weight USD Forks

Intend Bicycle Parts has introduced the discharge of the Intend Samurai; 4 new light-weight mountain bike forks with supposed utilization masking XC, Downcountry, Path and Gravel. In true Intend vogue, the Samurai is in fact an Upside-Down fork. Because of its brace-less design, carbon steerer and pared-back dropouts, the Samurai CC lays declare because the World’s Lightest 120mm journey fork weighing a claimed 1,405g.

We had been first launched to the Intend Samurai at Eurobike by the designer himself, Cornelius Kapfinger. By the way, an earlier polished prototype lurked close by, serving to Dangerholm maintain the load of his Scott Spark RC Hypersonic under 9.2 kg. Right here, we’ve got updates on the now-available Samurai, together with information of a 130mm TR model with a damper cartridge of Intend’s personal design.

Intend Samurai Mountain Bike Forks

intend samurai cc 120mm xc mtb fork upside down carbon steerer lightweight
The Intend Samurai CC Upside Down fork is alleged to be the World’s Lightest 120mm Journey MTB Fork

Certainly, each the Samurai CC and Samurai XC forks are stated to be lighter than the RockShox SID Final, at a claimed 1,405g and 1,515g, respectively. Each ship 120mm journey by means of 35mm stanchions.

The distinction?

Whereas the lighter Samurai CC will get a carbon steerer tube, carbon cable guides and modified stanchions, the heavier Samurai XC makes use of aluminum for these components, and forgoes the extra inside machining seen on the CC.

Intend Samurai Fork CC XC TR GR
Most Journey 120mm 120mm 130mm 50mm
Intention XC Downcountry/XC Path/Downcountry/XC Gravel
Claimed Weight (grams) 1,405 1,515 1,555 1,450
ATC at Most Journey 531mm 531mm 1,555 461mm
Damper Cartridge RockShox Race Day RockShox Race Day Intend RockShox Race Day
Brake Mount PM180/FM180 PM180/FM180 PM180/FM180 PM180/FM180
Worth 1,949 € 1,649 € 1,799 € 1,649 €

Key to minimizing weight is the usage of (close-to) zero offset dropouts, permitting for a minimalist design that makes use of much less materials. At first look, you could have a tough time believing the Samurai has a 44mm offset at sag, however a better take a look at the angled crown reveals precisely how that offset is launched. The fork legs sit at an angle that’s barely slacker than that of the steerer tube.

intend samurai xc 120mm mtb fork usd post mount flat mount 180
The Intend Samurai XC Fork is a bit heavier as a result of its use of an aluminum steerer

On an everyday fork the place offset is launched on the dropouts, offset stays constant irrespective of the place within the journey the fork is working. Nonetheless, within the Samurai design, the fork offset really decreases as it’s pushed into compression, however not by a lot. Whereas the offset is 44mm at sag, it’s 45.5mm at top-out and 41mm at bottom-out. Cornelius says, “prolonged and compressed, there are just a few much less millimeters of deviation from this 44mm, which doesn’t have any affect on driving expertise, as we discovered throughout testing. We didn’t do additional again to again exams with conventional forks. The slight angle of the Samurai ought to and won’t alter your driving expertise in comparison with fastened offset forks, it simply reduces weight”.

intend samurai cc xc gr fork rockshox race day damper rebound dial

On the damper aspect, the Intend Samurai CC and XC forks are designed to work with the RockShox Race Day Damper cartridge that have to be bought individually. That isn’t the case for the Intend TR fork, nonetheless; this one makes use of a damper cartridge of Intend’s personal design, permitting it to run a most of 130mm journey.

intend samurai tr proprietary damper cartridge 130mm travel downcountry mtb fork upside down usd fork

It’s primarily a trimmed-down model of the cartridge utilized in Intend’s longer-travel USD forks such because the Hero. It’s 30g heavier than the RockShox Race Day Damper, nevertheless it means the fork can be utilized for extra Downcountry or Path functions because of its further journey.

intend samurai gr gravel fork 50mm travel usd upside down

The ultimate mannequin is the Samurai GR. It’s a 50mm journey USD fork supposed for gravel riders in search of a plusher experience high quality and decreased hand and arm fatigue. It too is designed to work with the RockShox Race Day Damper.

intend samurai fork post mount 180mm rotor adapter

Once we had been first proven the Intend Samurai fork, it had a devoted Flat Mount for the brake caliper, meant for a 180mm rotor. Because of potential buyer suggestions, Intend has added a Put up Mount 180 adapter for this distinctive dropout in order that riders can run the brake caliper of their alternative.

Pricing & Availability

The Intend Samurai XC, TR and GR fashions can be found direct from Intend Bicycle Parts now, retailing at €1,649 and, €1,799 and €1,649, respectively. The €1,949 CC mannequin will launch in Q1 of 2023.

The RockShox Race Day Damper shouldn’t be included within the sale of the CC, XC and GR fashions, and have to be bought individually from a vendor of the client’s selecting. For EU clients, the damper can, nonetheless, be delivered to Intend and put in by the crew previous to cargo of the fork. This service shouldn’t be accessible outdoors of the EU, and people clients might want to prepare set up of the Race Day Damper elsewhere.



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