DM3 is a small brand run by Dimitri Robin that makes carbon chainguides and such. It’s his latest project that grabbed my eye, though.
Called F69, it’s a steel, single-legged fork with an internal carbon fiber reinforcement tube. That’s just the beginning. The carbon tube has an alloy sleeve mounted to the bottom that the brake posts bolt to, and the whole thing slides between two keyed slots to adjust the axle and brake mounts for either 26″ or 29er wheels.
Pics and more after the break…
Robin said he’s working on a tapered version, too, but the first goal is just getting it to market. The whole F69 moniker also refers to a Frame concept to that could be ridden as either a 26″ bike, 29er or 69er hybrid.
The fork was shown set up for 26″ wheels. Unbolt the post mounts and the allen bolt on the side, slide it down and (voila!) a 29er rigid fork.
His original products include a wide variety of chainguides and bash guards. They’re available in BB and ISCG mount varieties.
This last one felt lighter than air.