White Brothers + Prototype = Brototype. Awesome. White Brothers is looking to jump into the 27.5 market as well, but they are doing it with one of the longest travel single crown forks we’ve seen, especially with a 15mm axle. Built on a 34mm stanchion chassis, the Brototype will be available in both a 150mm 29er fork, and a 170mm 27.5. Both forks will be internally adjustable up to the specified travel.
As one of the most obvious features, MRP is experimenting with a Molybdenum Disulfide coating that gives the stanchions the gold color. Random fact – Colorado is apparently the largest supplier of Molybdenum Sulfide. This is among a few different coatings they are testing, and will chose the one of that offers the best results. We asked if they had any control over the color of the coating, and for this coating at least the answer was no.
If MRP gets close to their 4.3 lb target weight, they will have a killer fork on their hands, especially with external spring ramp and compression adjustment. Of course, to reach their weight target the fork will be equipped with an air spring. The Brototype should see production as a 2014 model and will only be offered in tapered steerers.
In other company news, MRP will now be offering their Sram compatible Bling Rings in stealth black. If you were waiting on picking up a Bling Ring because the Bright Dip silver treatment wasn’t your style, now’s your chance.