Eclat Storm Forks Review


Claimed to be the ‘strongest fork ever made’. The Storm Fork is made from 4130 chromoly, and has two offset options. Eclat spent two years extensively developing these forks so that they can hold up to some hefty riding. The Storm Forks are backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Overview

Introducing our new Storm Fork, the end result of over 3 years of extensive research and development into how we could make one of the strongest BMX forks possible. After years of work, and countless hours of laboratory and real life rider testing with the PRO team, we believe we have reached a new benchmark in BMX fork strength.

Don’t let the Storm fork’s subtle appearance deceive you, this fork is a well-calculated balance of tubing thickness, material specification and our own heat-treatment process – ensuring that it can hold up to more abuse than any fork before it. Despite the huge increase of strength in this fork we still used a clean and simplistic design. We also kept the weight to a minimum, making it much lighter than you would expect.

Backed by our full Lifetime Guarantee.

From ECLAT

Key Features

Legendary lifetime guarantee
2 years of development
Black or Chrome Option
Simplistic Design
Slightly longer steerer tube length for use with taller head tubes and Gyro installations

Specs

Price: $135.99

Colors

Specs

Steerer Length: 170mm
Wheel Size: 20″
Material: 4130 Chromoly
Dropout Size: 10mm
Offset: 20, 25 & 30mm
Weight: 1015g / 2.38lbs

Fork Geometry

A: Steerer Length: 170mm

This steerer length is kind of long. Longer steer tubes require more headset spacers or a frame with a longer head tube. They will also make the bars higher up naturally.

B: Offset: 20mm, 25mm, or 30mm

Which offset is right for me?

20mm: Steep, responsive, and snappy. This is one of the steepest offsets available. Turns will happen fast and feel quick. Nose-manuals will pop up really easily.

25mm: Classic offset for steep and responsive forks. Best for people who need a responsive ride, but not overkill.

30mm: A longer offset that will make the bike feel controlled when steering. Less responsive and slower cornering.

C: Dropout Size: 10mm or 3/8″

Designed for front wheels with a 10mm front axle. If your front axle is smaller than your rear, its 10mm.

Conclusion

To be honest, I don’t ride much Eclat. However, they are still a good brand. The Storm forks are less expensive than most at $135, and they have some amazing quality. I really like the simple design and the 3 offset options.

It would be nice if they had more color options though.

Common Questions

  • Are these for Dirt, Park, or Street riding? These forks are good for all 3 types of riding. 20mm is best for a responsive street or park rider. The 25mm is well rounded for all 3. The 30mm will feel nice for dirt riding or flowy park riding.
  • Where can I buy them? I found them in stock here at Source BMX.
  • How much do they weigh? 2.38lbs

Douglas Laird

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