The Drop fork has been completely redesigned for the V2 model to improve its strength and appearance. The main change was to replace the laser cut dropout with an investment cast dropout plate.
This differs significantly from the Liquid fork where both the dropout plate and the end of the fork leg are cast in one piece, whereas this fork only has the plate cast using this process. The cast dropout creates a unique shape that is virtually unachievable using the traditional laser cutting process and allows us to curve the inner edge of the dropout to create a perfect fit between the dropout and the fork leg. This increases the welding area and creates a stronger join between the two parts. This also allows us to increase the thickness of the dropout to 7.5mm where it meets the fork leg making this join even stronger, whilst still keeping the majority of the dropout at the regular thickness of 6mm. They've also embossed the Federal ‘F’ logo into the dropout as well as reducing the diameter of the fork legs to give them a modern appearance. The fork rake has been reduced to 30mm to quicken up the responsiveness of the front end, and Federal have reduced the top cap from an H25 to an H24 thread to increase the strength of the top of the steerer tube.
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