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THM-Carbones Scapula SP Carbon Fork
The “Scapula SP” answers the racers’ call for the lowest weight possible. At only 260 g the “Scapula SP” sets the limit of what is currently technically achievable. No other fork reaches the same low weight while providing unlimited racing performance with uncompromised safety. “Scapula SP”: SP is short for ‘sine pondere’, Latin ‘without weight’. Safety was our top priority during all stages of the design process despite all attention to weight. The “Scapula SP” underwent the same rigorous in-house and independent testing procedures as our regular fork. It came out after simulations of more than 100,000 km strong as on the first day. The fork’s stiffness is by far greater than average. Lateral stiffness, important for hard sprints and precise cornering, remains very high despite the low weight. For more detailed information read our » test reports section. Despite the superior stiffness we limit rider weight to 85 kg (187 lbs). Up to this limit the fork is ready to meet any challenge put out by road racing. We recommend the “Scapula” model for heavier riders. Comfort of the “Scapula SP” is improved a bit compared to the extremely stiff regular model. As comfort can only be had at the cost of reduced brake stiffness we chose to remain conservative. The “Scapula SP” is a pure-bred race fork with high shudder resistance. The secret behind the performance of the “Scapula SP” lies in the continuous carbon fibers all the way from the steerer down to the dropouts. Even the dropouts have a carbon fiber core. The wall thickness of steerer and fork legs varies continuously to provide an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. The elliptical interior shape is perfect to take on both large forces from direct-on hits as well as side loads. Minute attention to detail during the optimization process lead to sensationally low weight combined with superior stiffness.
THM-Carbones Scapula Carbon Fork
The forks made by THM-Carbones are the pinnacle of evolution of modern carbon fiber forks. In terms of weight, brake stiffness, and steering precision the “Scapula” and her sister, the “Scapula SP”, set the new standard for professional racers as well as any other performance-oriented cyclist. Due to their extremely low weight (as low as 235 g / 0.52 lbs) and exceptional stiffness, these forks are the right answer to the enormous demands of modern road racing. The “Scapula” forks allow you to greatly reduce the weight of your machine, improving your performance considerably. Be it in tight crits or screaming downhills – the “Scapula’s” unparalleled cornering precision and stiffness under braking loads are confidence inspiring. The higher your speed and the tighter the perfect line, the more a “Scapula” fork will help you to set a new P.R. – including a safe return home! A look at the stiffness-to-weight ratio will convince you: The “Scapula’s” STW-score is about twice as high as that of ordinary carbon fiber forks. For more details go to » test reports. Compared with the “Stiletto”, which we designed and built for Storck Bicycles, we have changed the fork’s geometry slightly, further improving stiffness and reducing weight. Or lightest “Scapula SP” weighs only 235 g (0.52 lbs).
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