Nero C is a fork designed for those who love the feeling of a coil spring and want a fit-and-forget fork for their local bike park. The damper is identical to that used in the Nero R, incorporating high speed compression, low speed compression and rebound adjustment.
Instead of the 3Air system, the Nero C employs a coil spring with tool-free preload adjustment. In order to set the fork for the rider’s weight, there are three different spring rates available for the Nero C: soft, medium and firm.
If you love to smash bike park laps, if you ride more than 5000m of vertical in one day using the lift, if you love the feel of a coil spring but still want the best in damping quality and adjustability, then the Nero C is the fork for you.
HEX Hexagon Design
- Travel: 200mm
- Axle to crown: 580mm +/5mm at 200mm of travel
- Fork Offset (Rake): 50mm or 56mm
- Max Rotor Size: 203mm
- Steerer Tube Size: 1 1/8” Straight or Tapered 1,5” (optional)
- Color: Black (matt) or Ultraviolet (matt)
- Crown: Color / Matte Black, Material / Hollow Forged Aluminum
- Dropout: 20QR BOOST
- Axle: FIRM Locking System
- Stanchions Diameter (Ø): 35mm, Material: 7075 aluminum, Finish: Hard anodized black
- Adjustments: Rebound / 21 Click adjustment, Compression LS / 12 Click adjustment, Compression HS / 20 Click adjustment, Spring adjustment / Tool free external preload
- Damping: Drop-In Cartridge with Internal Floating Technology
- Spring type: Coil
- Spring load: Medium (Soft and Firm optional)
- Weight: approx. 2.850g
The ability of a fork to resist flexing is a key factor for maximum riding precision. A fork that rebounds too fast may make riding unsafe with an overall lack of control, above all when braking and cornering. In the same way, it is important that the fork is not too stiff, because it may make riding too tiring. When designing the Nero C we had a fundamental aim in mind, finding the perfect balance point between stiffness and flex, this is the same as our standard forks. Thanks to the Hexagon Design, the natural flex of the fork has been dramatically decreased with this lightweight method. In this way, we have managed to combine the advantages of the standard boost with the stiffness of a traditional fork.
FIRM Locking System
Downhill forks are constantly exposed to an extraordinary amount of stress, especially in the thru-axle area: Nero C fork is fitted with a new locking system called Firm. When designing it, the aim was to make wheel changes quick and easy, getting rid of multiple screws on the lowers, and at the same time offering the maximum stiffness. The Firm system centres on a 20mm thru-axle that is secured by a "counter-knob" that is tightened after the axle is installed and prevents the axle from unscrewing, providing maximum security and minimum weight.
IFT Internal Floating System
The IFT (Internal Floating Technology) is what truly differentiates our forks from any other fork. Smoothness is very important in terms of suspension performance. After many tests on stanchion coatings, we now know that they have a minimal effect on reducing friction. With the IFT we wanted to approach this aspect from a very different point of view. All forks, regardless of their stiffness, experience some kind of lateral stress while riding. This type of stress increases the friction of the internal parts. Thanks to Formula’s design, our hydraulic cartridge is structurally merged with the stanchions and lower legs. In a riding situation, our internals compensate for the external stresses placed on the fork. This causes an incredible reduction of friction.