If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your steel road bike with some forks that have a bit of extra clearance, here’s your chance, quite literally. Fat Chance Bicycles have teamed up with long-time collaborator, Chris Igleheart, to bring back the Yo Eddy! fork.
From the press release: Fat Chance Bicycles announces the release of the new Yo Eddy! Road Fork. First released in 1995 by Fat Chance, the Yo Eddy! Road Fork was the first segmented steel fork on the market, fast forward 20 years and she is back with a vengeance!
The Yo Eddy! Road Fork has been updated to modern standards, handmade by frame building icon Chris Igleheart in Portland, OR. Igleheart has worked with Chris Chance, founder of Fat Chance since it’s birth in the early 80s.
Fat Chance relaunched in 2015 producing new versions of their iconic and historic line of bikes, reimagined for modern components and spec. The Yo Eddy! Road Fork is a natural extension of the line, updated to accommodate a 1⅛ inch steerer with laser cut top caps and struts.
The struts themselves are expertly welded onto the Reynolds 853 fork blades. The Yo Eddy! Road Fork responds predictably in its resilience, steel has the ability to flex with road input while inspiring confident cornering and sprinting.
“Since relaunching Fat Chance, the Yo Eddy! Road Fork has been one of the most requested products. More riders are opting for bigger tire clearance and using their road bikes for more than just racing, and the fork speaks to those folks.
It’s a durable, light and responsive fork, that just looks downright awesome,” says Chris Chance, owner of Fat Chance. “It’s been a pleasure working with Igleheart again. We have a great history and he has been making forks for my bikes for decades.”
Yo Eddy! Road Forks are available for purchase either a la carte, or with a Slim Chance Road Frame. The forks will be offered in black, as well as a variety of single color options. Contact Fat Chance for full custom paint offerings. While the fork was designed to work as a frameset with the Slim Chance, the Yo Eddy Road Fork is a great upgrade for any bike.
• Axle-Crown 368mm
• 1⅛ inch Steerer
• Reynolds 853 Blades
• True Temper OX Platinum Steerer
• 28mm Tire Clearance
• 700c Wheel Size
• Weight: 638g (22oz) 300mm steerer tube