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    white brothers forks.

    White Brothers forks were one of the best and most expensive forks many years back. Then I heard (probably rumor) that the cycling division was sold to Huffy.

    Anyway, are the forks still pretty good or is the company "on the way out". I don't see them advertised or sold at too many retailers. I was considering one of the VT models but didn't want to invest that much if the company is going to be gone in a year.

    Anyone with any info about White Brothers forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    White Brothers forks were one of the best and most expensive forks many years back. Then I heard (probably rumor) that the cycling division was sold to Huffy.

    Anyway, are the forks still pretty good or is the company "on the way out". I don't see them advertised or sold at too many retailers. I was considering one of the VT models but didn't want to invest that much if the company is going to be gone in a year.

    Anyone with any info about White Brothers forks?

    REEK
    They appear to have merged with/been bought by EKO Sports, formerly known as Englund. Englund made the Total Air cartridges for WB's air SC70UL, and as an aftermarket upgrade for many other forks.

    I've got a '98 SC70UL, and it's a nice, stiff, light, short travel fork. I don't know what WB's current offerings are like, though. There's a link to EKO in the Hotlinks section, so you could check it out.

    Kathy :^)
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    Huffy? I think not!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reek
    White Brothers forks were one of the best and most expensive forks many years back. Then I heard (probably rumor) that the cycling division was sold to Huffy.

    Anyway, are the forks still pretty good or is the company "on the way out". I don't see them advertised or sold at too many retailers. I was considering one of the VT models but didn't want to invest that much if the company is going to be gone in a year.

    Anyone with any info about White Brothers forks?

    REEK
    That's pretty good. I guess that's the proverbial worse thing that can happen to a company is to be bought-out by Huffy...

    They are still around and still make good quality stuff. Someone I work with has a lot of experience selling and servicing their forks. According to him, the quality is very good. They are a small company and pay a lot of attention to detail. They have a loyal following and try to keep up with demand, but sometimes lag a little behind in supplying product.
    As Kathy said, they are affiliated with EKO Sports and do have a website, but the quaility of pics and information at the site is a bit weak.

    Hope this helps,
    -Chris
    http://www.enduroforkseals.com/

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