Intend Ebonite | “Probably the best fork you can buy for the money”

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Intend releases the Blackline Ebonite fork for riders wanting Intend’s quality and performance in a non-inverted form.

Intend makes some of the most flashy kit on the planet, and among those beautifully crafted components is a range of USD suspension forks. Now, a USD or inverted fork actually offers plenty of benefits over a conventional fork, but regardless of how good they might be, most consumers just want something that looks ‘normal’.

So Intend took what they learned and designed an all-new telescopic fork that would appeal to the masses, well as long as the masses are prepared to pay that is.

The Blackline Ebonite fork is designed for anything from mild trail riding all the way to full-on freeride lines. The fork produces from 140-180mm of travel and riders get all the parts they need to internally adjust travel with their purchase.

As well as travel adjustments, the Ebonite has externally adjustable high and low-speed compression and rebound, while the spring comprises of a positive and negative air chamber.

You can probably already tell from the images that the Blackline Ebonite fork is a quality piece of engineering. The chassis is made from 7075 aluminium, and all the bolts used are high-strength stainless steel items. For ease of service Intend use SKF seals and for a friction-free feel, a Royal Flush Coating is used “for extreme sensitivity”.

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Intend will only offer the Ebonite in black, it will only be available for 29in wheels and you’ll want to save €1659 but buy one. For more details visit the Blackline website here.

Intend Blackline Ebonite Specifications

  • 29in wheel size only, no 27,5in version
  • Weight 2280g
  • Black, no other colours, the silver forks are limited to team rider
  • Travel 180-140mm (all necessary parts for later converting are in the package)
  • Air sprung, adjustable progression with 3in1 volume spacer
  • Oil damped, adjustable in Lowspeedcompression and -rebound
  • 110x15mm Boost axle
  • 44mm Offset
  • Brake mount: 180mm
  • Max rotor size: 223mm
  • ATC: 592mm @ 180mm…
  • Steerer length: 215mm (longer on request)
  • Royal Flush Coating for extreme sensitivity
  • SKF seals D35 without collar
  • Price: 1659 Euro incl. VAT

Comments (8)

    “Probably the best fork you can buy for the money”

    Is that marketing, stw opinion or the writer’s opinion- would be useful to know.
    To be honest, can’t really see anything here to differentiate it from any other high end forks on the market…

    It’s a quote from the Intend website

    “As well as travel adjustments, the Ebonite has externally adjustable high and low-speed compression and rebound, while the spring comprises of a positive and negative air chamber”.

    That’s like saying “It has a steerer tube, an axle and some knobs on”. What kind of damper does it have? Open-bath? Twin tube? Bladder? Where’s the cutaways? For more than the cost of a 36 or Lyrik I want a lot more info from the marketing team.

    What other forks can you buy for the money? Pretty much just the Fox 38 isn’t it, and even that just because it’s a new product and the prices haven’t settled yet

    “that would appeal to the masses, well as long as the masses are prepared to pay that is.”

    There are no masses for this, really.

    What a load of croc shit!!

    Guys- DT SWISS F535 1 fork is deffo where it is at currently at 62% off rrp

    @Intend – lmao you joker tokers

    Looks only a ma could love

    For those calling the marketing department. Intend is a one man show run by Cornelius Kapfinger. He is an engineer, among others he designed the breaks for Trickstuff. Not cheap either, but also regarded to as the most powerful (= best?).

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