Chris King Cielo rigid steel mountain bike fork with thru axleChris King’s Cielo just teased this partial shot of a new rigid mountain bike fork they’re building in house.

Not too much to say other than the obvious: It’ll be thru-axle ready when it comes available. Legs look pretty straight, and the dropouts are pretty thick with what appears to be a Fox axle/lever. Should go nicely on a few of those new bikes they showed at NAHBS!


  1. It is not a first. Engin had a tapered steer tube steel rigid fork at NAHBS and has thru-axel as an option. I should have mine soon.

  2. RE: Dude: You don’t, but a lot of people don’t want to futz around with adapter swapping on their front hub when switching forks or swapping a front wheel between bikes.

    Unless you weigh 400 pounds, it doesn’t ride noticeably differently. Rigid forks don’t have a lateral or torsional stiffness issue like suspension forks do.


What do you think?