When we posted the first ever look at 3T’s new Luteus carbon fiber disc brake cyclocross fork, there were a flood of comments and questions about the design, particularly regarding the outside placement of the hydraulic hose. Naturally, we were curious, too, so we inquired. Here’s 3T’s response:
“The fork is part of the FUNDA family: this road fork is the most aero dynamic fork in the market. The LUTEUS fork has been developed keeping that in mind, i.e. keeping the legs as small as possible, while giving enough tyre clearance. Having the cable on the inside, would mean we had to make the legs wider, and hence they would be significantly less aero.
Secondly: by putting the cable on the inside, where all the mud gathers, this would result in a heavy mud build up on one side of the inner leg, and hence reduced performance.
That’s the reasoning.”
There you go. We’re waiting on some info from several other manufacturers about forthcoming and existing disc brake ‘cross forks and will post as soon as we get it.