Gravel Grinder News: Otso Cycles Debuts New Fork- Component Brand

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Gravel Grinder News: Otso Cycles Debuts New Fork- Component Brand- by Guitar Ted

The cycling brand that came out of Wolf Tooth Bikes and involves Advocate Cycles/Terrene Tires’ Tim Krueger has just announced a new carbon fiber fork for Otso Cycles’ Warakin gravel/adventure frame. Dubbed the “Hiili” it is also part of Otso Cycles newly badged component line called “Lithic”. The all carbon fiber, tapered steer tube fork promises huge tire clearances- up to 54mm- for the Warakin or any frame that is suitable for this fork. Retail price on the Hiili fork alone is set at $490.00 USD.

The Otso Warakin with the Hiili fork installed
The Lithic “Hilli” carbon fiber fork for cross/gravel bike applications.

Specs and features provided to by Otso are as follows-

  •         512g uncut
  •         15mm Through-axle
  •         Flat-mount disc brake
  •         Tapered steer tube, 1 1/8”-1 1/2”
  •         Max Tire Clearance 29×2.1 (54-622)
  •         400mm axle to crown length
  •         47mm offset
  •         Full hidden fender mounts

Other Lithic branded parts include the Corundum handle bars which are swept, off road compatible drop bars and a wheel set dubbed “Beryl” which Otso claims are “more full featured” and will be available to other bike builders. More on Lithic components can be found at the page for Lithic on the Otso Cycles website:

LithicHere are some images of the Hiili fork mounted with various tires. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Note: Images and information used in this post were provided by Otso Cycles

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Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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