Waterford-Built Forks

Waterford’s steel designs truly allow us to match the fork to the frame, whether it’s the superior shock absorption of our light weight race forks, our range of heavy duty touring forks, or our honest-to-God track forks. We can solve special fit and handling issues through our wide range of offsets and steer tube lengths.

Below is a table of fork crowns and their related fork styles:

Crown Material Steerer Width Blades Options
Boxtop (stainless
or chromo)
1 or 1 1/8 inch 50mm Tapered; light
or heavy duty; rake only.
0-2
eyelets;rack mounts optional; caliper or canty brakes
Uni-Fork (chromo) 1 1/8” 55mm Heavy duty straight blade. 0-1 eyelet; rack mounts optional; canty or
disc brakes.
Sloped
solid touring crown
(chromo) 1 or 1 1/8 inch 40mm Tapered; light or heavy duty;
rake only.
0-2 eyelets;rack mounts optional; caliper or
canty brakes.
Sloped
straight blade
(chromo) 1 or 1 1/8 inch 35mm Tapered; straight-blade 0-2 eyelets;rack mounts optional; caliper or
canty brakes.
Newvex (stainless or
chromo)
1” only 38mm Tapered; light or heavy duty;
rake only.
0-2 eyelets;rack mounts optional; caliper or
canty brakes.
Henry
James
(stainless or
chromo)
1” only 38mm Tapered; light or heavy duty;
rake only.
0-2 eyelets;rack mounts optional; caliper or
canty brakes.
Track
Crown
(chromo) 1” only 38mm Track (round)fork blades; raked
only.
Brakeless – for track use only.
Road Fixed Gear
Crown
(chromo) 1” only 38mm Track (round)fork blades; raked
only.
Caliper or brakeless (for track use only).

Eyelets: Many of our crowned fork designs allow up to two dropout eyelets. Some, such as our unicrown designs, allow up to one eyelet. If you are choosing a Wound Up fork, you can add an eyelet for an additional charge.

Blades: Waterford offers several fork blade profiles. Road blades are light blades that are available straight or raked. For touring bikes, stronger blades are required when mounting a front rack. In order to provide lateral stiffness for track riding, track blades are round instead of ovalized, available in a 1” steerer only.

Rack Mounts: Unfortunately, rack mount locations are not standardized. We offer the following standard front rack mount configurations:The Blackburn specifications are the closest to a standard. Please check with the supplier to make sure. Other racks involve a custom rack mount charge. We ask that you send in the rack so we can ensure a proper fit-up.