The Best CX Bike Upgrade
The WHISKY No.9 CX Disc 12 Carbon Fork is a lightweight, forward-compatible front-end upgrade, designed for cyclocross, singletrack, gravel, or commuting. Redesigned, thoroughly tested, and dialed in for rough, off-road riding, it features the flat-mount disc brake standard, easy fender mounts, 12mm thru-axle dropouts, and internal brake routing for a refined, clean design.
This fork provides big tire clearance, precise handling and tracking capabilities, is available in straight or tapered varietals, delivering a comfortable ride quality that Whisky forks are known for.
- 12mm thru-axle, 100mm spacing
- Available in 1 1/8" straight or 1 1/8" to 1.5" tapered version
- Designed for flat-mount disc brakes
- 700c x 42mm or 650b x 50mm max recommended tire size
- Hidden, removable fender mounts
- ASTM Condition 3 - For off-road riding and mild jumps
- Includes thru axle and Whisky Parts Co. compression plug
- Steerer Length: 350 mm
- Fork Length: 395 mm
- Material: Carbon
- Rake: 45 mm
- Crown Race: 40mm (tapered), 30mm (straight)
- Axle Type: 12 mm Thru x 100 mm
- ASTM Rating: Condition 2 (straight), 3 (tapered)
- Brake Type: Flat Mount
- Max Rotor: 160 mm
- Fender Mounts: Yes
- Max Tire: 700c x 42mm / 650b x 50mm
- Weight: 450g, (straight), 500g (tapered)
- Suggested Max Rider Weight + Gear: 250 lbs
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
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Whisky fork - a performance upgrade to my space horse
I wanted to upgrade my All-City Space Horse with carbon fork, bars, and seatpost. I chose Whisky.
BTD had all three and so after saving some $$$ I got them. The fork came packaged securely and had some very basic instructions with it. I recommend reading/viewing plenty of information before taking on the installation yourself. I have experience with bike builds and upgrades, but I still sought out the videos and manuals just to make sure. You do not want to do any guess work when cutting a carbon steerer tube. Get a 32 tpi hacksaw blade. Get a guide. Take your time. Measure once, twice, three times a lady if you have to, but don't cut until you are absolutely certain. For the guide, I did bodge it and use a stainless steel hose clamp from the plumbing section in a local hardware store. I lightly sanded and sealed the cut surface with fingernail polish. Then on with the headset . . .
The bike rides noticeably smoother with the carbon fork and bars. I'd say performance wise it handles more like I'm used to with my road bike. The stock steel fork was incredibly heavy compared to the Whisky fork and the forward rake really made the bike ride a little clunky. I am super pleased with the results. it looks awesome, rides awesome and I had no issues at all with installation at any point in the process.
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