Dave Yates 531 straight blade unicrown fork for 26″


Beautifully made 1990s MTB forks built by one of the UK’s best builders.

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This wonderful unicrown, straight legged MTB fork was expertly built by master craftsman Dave Yates out of Reynolds 531 tubing. The fork, like all of Dave’s work, is highly refined and has never been fitted, it is supplied with a coat of primer to protect the finish and Reynolds 531 fork and ‘DY’ decals for whatever paint job you require. The Straight, tapered legs are fitted with ‘Allez’ dropouts including mudguard eyelets, the minimal unicrown fork crown is drilled and threaded for a mudguard or cable hanger too. The fork has a 1″ diameter British threaded steerer which is 200mm long so will work with plenty of frames (and can of course be trimmed down), cantilever or V brake bosses and is for a standard 100mm OLN hub. It is not suspension adjusted with a 385 mm axle to crown length.

Probably built to go with one of his exceptional custom MTB frames such as a DONKIS NOB or Vulcan this came directly from the man himself after he had hung up his torch.

  • Custom Dave Yates built fork
  • Built from Reynolds 531 tubing
  • For 26″ wheels
  • Cantilever or V brake studs
  • Threaded eyelets on the dropouts for mudguards/rack/basket
  • 200 mm long British thread 1″ steerer (55 mm of which is threaded)
  • 385 mm axle to crown
  • For 100 mm OLN forks
  • Weighs 987 grams
  • Made in the UK

Additional information

Weight 1300 g
Dimensions 65 × 20 × 10 cm