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|Wound Up™ Philosophy
Wound Up™ Composite Cycles manufactures outstanding, high performance
composite bicycle components in the high desert air of Salt Lake City,
Utah, using X-WOUND technology. X-WOUND technology is our name for filament
winding, the most advanced and automated composite manufacturing process
available that turns continuous filaments of carbon fiber into the highest
quality composite components. Our engineers commit their many years
experience to designing products that are light, durable, and failure-free.
The Wound Up R&D team has the advantage of designing and testing
all our products on the road and singletrack in our backyard... the
Wasatch Mountains to Moab. We thoroughly test all of our products in
our lab with facilities like our newly built and dedicated fatigue testing
machine. On the weekends, our riders race-test our products. We sponsor
winning athletes who ride our products because they want to.
Occasionally someone comes along with a totally new way
of looking at an old idea that enables a breakthrough to happen. Our
slate was clean for this one. We set out to create a sub 1 pound carbon
road fork that was extremely stiff laterally for unmatched cornering,
climbing, and sprinting characteristics, yet still gave the high level
of comfort carbon forks have become cherished for. In the past, one
has always had to give up stiffness for comfort. We considered that
We start with X-WOUND euro-straight tapered carbon legs,
bond them into our CNC-machined polished aluminum crown, and our stout
machined aluminum dropouts, then attach your choice of either a chromoly
steerer or our revolutionary carbon steerer. The X-WOUND carbon steerer
provides additional dampening qualities to the fork and saves considerable
weight. A 200 mm chromoly steerer WOUND UP fork weighs 515 grams. The
same length WOUND UP fork with either carbon steerer (1" or 1-1/8")
fork weighs just 470 grams.
Incorporating a form follows function mind set, we have
created a totally unique looking, extremely light- weight, patented,
carbon road fork that sets the new standard for performance. Period.
Since we built it, they have come. WOUND UP road forks have become the
choice of the top racers in the U.S. From a National Amateur Criterion
Champion to the most winning Master's team in cycling history, racers
are realizing the edge WOUND UP forks are giving them.
Team X Cyclo-Cross Fork
Hardcores ... you asked and we responded with the ultimate
cyclo-cross fork. Using the proven technology and construction featured
in our Road Fork, the Team X Cross Fork meets your specialized racing
and recreational needs. A slightly different carbon leg taper and profile
creates unmatched performance. A new crown design in 2003 provides ample
mud clearance for 34C tires. And when it comes to shouldering your bike
over nasty obstacles, the lightweight carbon design helps minimize the
load. To our knowledge, the Team X Cyclo-Cross fork is one of the lightest
"Cross" fork on the planet.
The Team X Disc Cross Fork is also available. It has a
thoroughly tested standard 160mm universal disc brake mount to hold
up to the most extreme braking forces.
Tandem Fork *
Wound Up Composite Cycles and Co-Motion Cycles have doubled
up to develop the best tandem specific carbon fork on the market. This
fork has been available since May 2001 in both Cantilevered/V Brake
and Caliper/Road Brake styles. The Research and Development stage focused
on key concerns to many tandem riders: comfort/handling, safety, and
weight savings over steel forks. Both companies agreed that vastly improving
the dynamics of comfort and handling while inherently recognizing the
long safety history of steel forks was the first key. We’ve done
that. Constant and vigilant computer modeling, testing and riding of
prototypes and the final product over a one year span have given us
tremendous confidence in the supreme comfort the fork provides and the
overall safety under the toughest of conditions and loads. Using X-Wound
technology we have also significantly reduced the weight of tandem forks.
Both models weigh-in at ~800 grams with the standard 1-1/8" carbon
steerer and this is half the weight of true tandem steel forks. We could
have gone lighter…but not without sacrificing rider comfort and
safety. And that is what Wound Up and Co-Motion are all about: innovation
without cutting corners, innovation with full focus on those who ride.
But don’t just take our word for it….
"The Co-Motion Wound Up carbon tandem fork is a
great addition to tandems as a whole. Forget the weight savings, the
performance advantages alone make this an excellent choice. I’ve
noticed that initiating turns takes less effort and handling is noticeably
improved. At the same time, there is significant fatigue reduction during
longer rides as this fork helps isolate my hands from vibration: I’m
just not as tired. Lynn and I have really enjoyed the new fork’s
impact on the ride of our Co-Motion Robusta, and we’ve also recommended
it as a great upgrade for other tandems. "
--Relentless tandem pushers Patrick Gibbons and Lynn Dexter (Owners
of Tandem Cycle Works, Denver CO)
* the tandem forks are available for both caliper and
* three steerer options are available - 1" steel, 1-1/8" carbon,
* the tandem fork was developed with Co-Motion cycles.
|BH (brake height)
|RH (race height)
||35, 40, 45, 48 mm
|Steer Tube Dimensions
||55 mm or threadless
||22.2 mm (.875")
||22.4 mm (.880")
||25.4 mm (1")
||25.4 mm (1")
||28.58 mm (1.125")
||1" x 24 TPI
||300 mm threadless
||145 mm, 180 mm, 210 mm, 250 mm, 300 mm , 300 mm threadless, 400
||300 mm threadless, 400mm** Threadless