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Kinesis Maxlight XLT Forks

Totally updated and lightened, this fork is in a class of it’s own. The Maxlight XLT provides the ideal, lightweight alternative to suspension forks and is designed to work with 100mm suspension geometry frames. We have lightened the dropouts and steerer is now 7075 alloy, saving 160g over the original version. The unique crown design and 1 1/8” alloy steerer make this a very durable fork, the tapered legs tune out harshness and there are canti. bosses

Kinesis Maxlight XLT Forks Specification:

  • Steerer: Alloy, 1 1/8”, 300mm 
  • Wheel: 26"
  • Rake: 45mm
  • Weight: 880g
  • Crown Height: 437mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Material: Alloy
 
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by shockingly good! I can't believe how well this fork performance. I swapped a top xc fork from my 26er and put this fork in its place. I am looking at some gravel riding and rail trail long rides this fall, so that's why I went rigid. The fork is very sturdy but without being harsh in anyway. I have done road, gravel commutes and the normal single track loops I ride. The fork was amazing on all of the rides. On gravel it actually absorbed chatter better than my suspension fork. Not sure how that's possible but it has. Surprised how well this fork can perform. It has really transformed my bike into a long ride adventure bike like I had hoped. I am riding it with a 180mm rotor on continental UST rubber, 2.2", 28-50psi depending on ride location. 01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice and light! purchased to replace a stock sr suntour elastomer fork to improve dynamics and make my bike lighter. due to poor bike infrastructure in russia, cycling on pavements is sometimes the only option (albeit technically illegal), and pavements come with curbs, tiles, drains and other obstacles... surprisingly enough, there was not so much difference in how the bikes feels on these compared to my previous cheap fork — of course, you will need to slightly readjust your cycling because rigid forks handle differently, but that comes with a few first kilometers. and having a bike that's suddenly 1,5 kilos lighter is somewhat of a miracle on its own! definitely the fork to try for asphalt and park route riders seeking to step above their low-level kits — another option would be air fork with lockout, but these are pricier and heavier. one word about the looks though: the color is pearly black with quite a lot of shiny bits inside. my bike is more of a deep black (not matte) and it stands out just a bit. still looks ace though! 29 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kinesis Maxlight XLT Forks отличная вилка Купил эту вилку с целью снижения веса велосипеда. До этого стоял дешёвый амортизатор. Боялся, что будет, как некоторые пишут, мозготряс. Оказалось совсем нет. В эксплуатации эта вилка достаточно комфортна. Может быть конечно это потому, что я в основном езжу по городу, а не по горам и лесным тропам, но тем не менее. Покупка полностью оправдала первоначальные ожидания - вес велосипеда снизился на 1,5 кг(старая вилка была просто чудовищно тяжёлая). Накат также стал гораздо лучше. Могу смело рекомендовать Kinesis Maxlight XLT Forks людям имеющим аналогичные требования. 01 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great forks Used these to replace some stock suntour suspension forks. Had someone fit them for me as i wasn't interested in cutting the excess tube down myself. I have disc brakes so the v brake posts were removed for me as well. apparently achieved just with spanners and elbow grease. These forks have saved about a kilo and a half in weight and handle supurbly. Much sharper steering and although you can feel the rigidity, they don't become unmanageble on rough track. Easy to fit a front mud guard to if you use the type that insert a block into the centre hole from below. They look well made as well. really happy with them. 18 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Прекрасный выбор для города и плоскача Легкая, стильная вилка. Правда, чисто эстетически не очень смотрится тонкий выход из рулевого стакана, что, впрочем, никак не отражается на качестве. С этой вилкой и достаточно жесткой рамой велосипед изумительно разгоняется за счет отличной передачи усилия педалирования. Само собой, вилка не предназначена для быстрого спуска по достаточно крутым грунтовым дорожкам, но в городском цикле, а также при поездках по относительно плоскому грунту - лучше не придумаешь. Ну, разве что карбоновый ригид. Надо учесть, что жесткая вилка, вообще говоря, требует привыкания и небольшого изменения стиля езды. 12 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Отличная, крепкая вилка за приемлемые деньги Купил недавно данную вилку, очень доволен, хоть и смотрится на первый взгляд не очень эстетично с MTB рамой, но функцию свою отрабатывает на все 100%. Поменял свою пружинно-масляную вилку на эту, в результате уменьшился вес велика на ~1,2 кг, в следствии чего улучшился накат и разгон, стала лучше маневренность. Для города самое то и не только...Рекомендую! 10 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ребятки, подскажите, насколько объемные покрышки сюда лезут ? Конкретно интересует - Холи Роллеры 26*2,4. Спасибо. 26*2,4 street tyres fits with this fork ? Thanks. 07 July 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by good fork Вес (шток не обрезан) ~ 880 гр. Внешний вид отличный. К сожалению на вилке не предусмотрены углубления для снятия шайбы, упирающейся в подшипник. Для удобства можно купить к ней якорь, (устанавливается внутри штока вилки) чтобы не мучится с изъятием якоря из старой вилки. В остальном все хорошо. Задумался над приобретением циклокросс рамы от кинезис. 04 January 2013
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Depends on the steerer diameter of that fork. As long as its 1 & 1/8" you are good to go as the geometry will be comparable for sure.
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To ensure this fork will be ok for your bike you will need to measure you Suntour's axle to crown height.

The Kinesis has an axle to crown of 437mm. You measure the axle to crown by measuring directly from the center of the wheel axle to the center of the fork crown.

If this measurement is similar to the Kinesis you will be able to use the fork.
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Current for is a suspen
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It can feel a bit steeper but I had similar measurements with this fork and didn't notice any issues at all.

When u r measuring your suspension fork, u would do it while on the bike as u want to take into account the fork's sag. When I am on my bike, the suspension fork' measurement is super similar to the rigid measurement.
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The drop in the front fork can have an affect on the overall handling of the bike and put additional pressure on the frame. We would suggest you first contact the frame/bikes manufacture to first ensure the drop will be OK.

In regards to the steerer, it is standard practice to have the steerer cut to length during installation. This will have to be done with the new Kinesis fork.
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This for is for quick release skewers not 15mm and 20mm axles.

Entire fork is aluminum.
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This fork is made from Kinesis Aluminium and has a 9/10mm dropout for use with a Quick Release or 10mm Bolt Through wheel.
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Socket/hole for mudguard?

Does this fork have a hole or socket below the steerer to attach a mudguard? Thanks
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there's a big hole below that goes into the steerer and 2 screw holes that go across it. I had a mudguard with a two-part insert that you insert into steerer part and tighten with a screw, but that hole was way too big for this mount to fix in... solution? several layers of insulating tape around the insert)) seems to do the trick so far.
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This fork does not feature a hole for mounting a mudguard.
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medidas

hola, quisiera saber cual es la medida desde los agujeros donde va la maza hasta la parte de arriba de la horquilla. Es para saber cuanta luz quedaria entre la rueda y la horquilla. Se entiende mi pregunta?

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Te informo que la horquilla es unicamente compatible con ruedas de 26". Ruedas de otro tamaño no servirán.
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Confirmo que a forqueta é compatível com quadros de caixa de 1 1/8"
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The crown height is 437mm.
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I'm looking to replace an RST Gila, and on RST's website they state that the maximum disc diameter the Gila can accommodate is 160mm. I was hoping to upgrade to Avid BB7s with 180mm rotors, and was wondering if that would be possible with this fork?
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We cannot find a manufacturer restriction for the size of rotor that can be fitted to these forks, however I would recommend that you do not exceed 160mm.
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установка крыльев.

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Есть ли на этой вилке отверстие для установки крыльев?
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На данной вилке есть отверстия для установки крыльев.
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