Friday, February 27, 2009

KOWA - New machines production Nem-Pro Forks !

I received a few new toys from our friends over at KOWA the other day .
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By now I guess it not a huge secret that I have been working with KOWA suspension from Osaka, Japan
For the past year I have been working on the development of a production dirt Jumping fork , similer to the tuned forks we were selling in the past . I wanted to make a few changes to the design we were working with wile also making the forks production . Custom tuning large 3's for forks isn't very cost effective so the logical manor of thinking was to have a fork produced to our spec . After talking with several suspension companies we came to a agreement with KOWA .
The fork you see pictured below is the first version of the KOWA / Nemesis Project production dirt jump fork .
Spec's
$599.99 suggested retail
480mm axle to crown
5.60lbs
CNC'd upper crown
36mm stanchion
Rebound damping
Coil spring
Design for dirt jumping on a MTB
The fork might look a little over built to todays standards , it's not a XC fork by any stretch of the mind .
We designed the crown and lowers to be strong , we didn't want to put our custom's or our team riders lives at risk by producing a product that was inferior or that would break if used for it's intended purpose .
So the chassis might be a little beefy and the fork is a little tall in the axle to crown area.
Considering this for a initial product release we are very pleased with the quality of this product and how it performs for DJ and street application on a freestyle or URBAN Mountain bike .
This will be available in limited # very shortly , please stay tuned to this blog for more updates .
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I also received another cool machine from Mitsu at KOWA , Thank you Mitsu !!!!
Hmm wonder what this could be ?
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Open the box - to find
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A new KOWA spoke cutting and threading machine ... SWEET!!!!!!
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2 comments:

Peronico said...

what are you going to do with taht spoke tool, 20" and 24" spokes outta dt swiss 26" spokes?
Beautifull tool Brad! i envy you!
Cheers from Argentina!
Fernando

Jan said...

Just tried this fork for the first time on the weekend and it rocks! Brilliant feeling fork and I love the solid-ness of it.

Only part I'm a little stumped on atm is finding the right adapter to use for my 160mm rotor on the front. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. The manual just says you need a "special" adapter and my Avid adapter I was using (on my Zocchi's) is not doing the trick.

This fork is making me wonder about the longer travel KOWA's... :)