Rigid forks for road bikes and mountainbikes from starbike.com
Nowaday rigid forks are mainly found on road bikes, with Aluminium and Carbon being the prefered materials.
For Weight Weenies lightweight carbon forks are the obvious choice due to their low weight and high stiffness. The downside is their high price and their proneness to damages even after light crashes, which are often hardly visible. As a result manufacturers like THM-Carbones offer a crash replacement service, where you can buy a new fork at a discounted price in case a fork is damaged beyond repair.
The sensitive area of carbon forks is the steerer section. The stem installation should be done using a torque wrench in order to stay within the max. given torque values.
Many common rigid forks feature a rake, which provides minimum shock absorbing. Aside from THM-Carbones we carry forks from manufacturers like LOOK, DT Swiss, Easton and Ritchey in our portfolio.