|Kingdom Bikes Project Double 9 Ti|
Yes- your eyes do not deceive you. That is a titanium fork. It also has a tapered steer tube. Like I said....interesting.
That's their version of a Moots type seat post lurking under that Selle San Marco look-a-like perch there. They also show a riser bar on their site that claims to be titanium as well. And that's not all.......they claim to have a titanium type Niner Bikes style eccentric bottom bracket. That's really different. How would that work in the real world? I don't know. Sounds weird to my mind, but hey! I just don't know....
Geometry is "new school", (their lingo), and goes something like 71*head angle, 73* seat tube angle short-ish chain stays at 440mm, and a bottom bracket height of.....thirteen inches? Yup! That's right. 13 inches.
That fork is 470mm axle to crown and has an offset of 45mm at a weight of a claimed 930 gm. Not a lightweight, when you compare carbon wunder forks, but lighter than most steel forks. Available separately. I dunno.....I know of another budding titanium fork project that is having "growing pains" due to excessive fork shudder under braking. I'd be suspiciously cautious with anything titanium that held a front wheel, I would.
Apparently they have similar stuff in carbon fiber offerings as well. Oddly enough, I'd feel more comfortable with that material for a fork.
So, there ya go. You know another new bike company. Different. Not swimming in the same school of fish as the others, that's for sure!