Sarma recently sent us a Carbon Hoboy fat-bike fork to run through the test wringer. We are setting it up on a new build and will have more pix and ride info soon but to keep you in suspense, here are a few glamor shots and specs to help you plan your next build. With 1-1/8″ steerer and 450mm or 465mm axle to crown, the fork is suitable for most fatbikes!
An initial look-see shows us what appears to be a high-quality carbon fork with a matte finish along with a glossy finish on the Sarma/Hoboy logo. The sculpted lines look good and the fork has plenty of clearance for the first tire/rim combo we slapped in which was a Surly Bud on a Rolling Darryl rim.
The Hoboy Features:
- Steerer: 1 1/8″, length 254 mm
- Rake: 45 mm
- Axle to crown: 450mm or 465mm
- Dropout: QR (for 10×1)
- Disk mounts: Post Mount for 160 mm disk (front specific disc spacing)
- Tire Clearance: 26″ x 4.7″ on 100 mm rims
- Weight: 550g (axle to crown 450 mm), 570g (axle to crown 465 mm) our test unit actually came in at 575g before we whacked a bit off the steerer.
- Price: $299.00
Looks like a pretty sweet fork even if it is only 1 1/8! Price is definitely attractive along with the weight. Hopefully it tests well. Never a bad thing having options!!!
Rob, not sure why they would go tapered. The major majority of fat bikes are all 1 1/8… so this makes sense as a first fork for them.
Thanks Sven for checking out clearance right away with Bud. I’m guessing 100’s should be no problem either?
Likes a lot
No more deflating the front wheel on the poon-lander.
Pressure drop, oh pressure, pressure got the drop on you…
I got mine earlier last week, waiting on some other bits to mount it up. I did hold it up over the front wheel of a new Moonlander at the LBS and it seems to have plenty of clearance. Bud on Clown Shoe seems to be a go.
Sven – Any update on the Hoboy? Thinking of picking one up… Thx!
Double on the update. Any new info or long term review?