Saturday, 23 July 2011 00:00
VSI have just got its first shipment of 20-Mil iHub front wheels, which means the same fork and front wheels used by Marc Willers, Arielle Martin and, soon, the Factory Intense and Factory Speed Teams, are available to the public.
This is a spy shot of a new iHub 20-Mil wheel fresh off the boat.
Marc Willers began test riding the 20 millimeter front end at his regular training grounds in Perris, California, in May. On his first ride Marc said he noticed a marked improvement in the handling down the straights and through the corners.
"It's a huge improvement over regular axles. It's stiffer and straighter. On the gate, I noticed that it's easier to balance because there's less twisting. And there's a corner at the Perris track that I usually have to touch my brakes to get through. With the 20-millimeter forks, I can just power through it at full speed," he said.
Marc won his first two races on the set-up, including winning the Super Cross race on the uber-technical Papendal track in The Netherlands.
Over the past few weeks, several other Elite riders have purchased forks to pair with modified mountain bike hubs. Feedback from all of them has been overwhelmingly positive and goes something like this: "I'll never go back to standard 10-mil forks."
The 20-Mil front kits (front wheels and forks) are available in 20- and 24-inch sizes. The iHub are laced to 1.75 Pro rims. Although we are calling them "kits," they are sold separately.
Sinz Elite Carbon Pro CFC forks come with 10- or 20-millimeter dropouts for 20- and 24-inch bikes.
Suggsted retail is: $279.99 for the forks and $249.99 for the iHub front wheel.
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