SHIV V.3 Our goal was to design and produce an extremely strong fork with plenty of tire clearance. After 2 years of R&D and a lot of investment in tooling, the Shiv V.3 is available with a quick 25mm offset. Here are a few features that make these forks so strong.
Using left and right specific investment cast drop-outs instead of traditional Cr-Mo plate, we’ve eliminated the weld gap on the inside of the drops, and were able to thicken up the drops toward the top making a much stronger drop-out/leg connection. Seamless, swaged legs provide more strength than welded or fused caps-especially if pegs are installed. The ends of these legs are formed, not capped and welded so there is nothing to fracture. A longer 166mm CNC’d steerer tube with increased wall thicknesses wherever possible and a 24mm x 1.5 compression cap with integrated race. Tapered and butted legs provide tons of strength, crown weld surface, and peg clearance./li> Post weld 4Q Baked heat-treatment SPECS > LEGS DROPOUTS STEERER TUBE STEERER TUBE LENGTH COMPRESSION AXLE TO CROWN OFFSET WEIGHT HEAT TREAT Seamless Swaged (No Welded Cap) Investment Cast 1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 CrMo 166mm M24 X 1.5 Thread - 6mm Allen Slot 320mm 25mm 2.25 lb (1.02 kg) 4Q Baked Post-Weld