by Marc Basiliere
November 21, 2013
Lugs, welds, titanium, oh my
Pricing added 21.11.13
News from rainy Lithuania this morning as custom titanium framesmiths Wittson release their first stock product: a welded, lugged titanium 29er fork. The Nulla has 0mm travel and is available with straight or tapered steerers and quick release or 15mm thru axle dropouts. Brake hose routing is internal – admittedly more of a hassle than external routing – because it’s sexy.
While many rigid forks have yet to jump on the post mount standard, the Nulla has a tidy looking pair of PM bosses. The hand-polished finish is offset with sandblasted logos (the company says “sandblasted decals,” but masked forks on their tumblr page clarify). As the builder says, the fork is “simple, clean, and built to last a lifetime.”
With an uncut (270mm) straight steerer and open dropouts, the fork comes in at 1,023g. The fork will accept tyres up to 2.5in in width and rotors up to 185mm for Avid holdouts. The axle-crown measurement is 470mm and rake 45mm. Custom rake, length, and crown measurements are also available as well as V-brake bosses. The fork is warrantied for life and
retails for 539EUR (~£450/$725) in stock or custom configurations.