Sunday Darkwave Fork Review

New Sunday forks that came out with the Broc Raiford Sunday Darkwave Frame. The colors are engineered to match the frame, and the 28mm offset is perfect for responsive street riding. These forks have the classic 41-thermal lifetime warranty. These are legendary forks.

You can pickup a pair of these forks form Danscomp here.

Overview

Along with the introduction of Broc Raiford's new signature Darkwave Frame comes the Darkwave fork in Rust Proof Black, Chrome, and matching Midnight Blue (also matches Midnight Blue Nighshift Frame).

It comes with the 28mm offset our team loves and backed by an unmatched and legendary 41-Thermal lifetime warranty against bending and breaking.

From Sunday

Key Features

Legendary lifetime replacement warranty
Laboratory tested and team proven
Custom, seamless, tapered, butted and specially formed leg tube shaping for improved grind and guard clearance
Steerer tube design improves fatigue strength and includes a built-in, integrated, lower headset seat race
Slightly longer steerer tube length for use with taller head tubes and Gyro installations
Rust-proofed with with a lightweight coating that provides the best anti-corrosion processing that's offered today.
Optimized, 4mm thick dropout shape for grind and peg clearance
7075-T6 pre-load bolt with 6 and 8mm hex key slots
41 Thermal Processed:
Sunday is the only company to use Odyssey's proven and trusted 41 Thermal heat treating. This formula has been refined and improved since the late 90's. The proven 41 Thermal process allows our products to be lightweight AND strong. It is also backed by a legendary lifetime warranty.

Specs

Price: $144.99 on Danscomp

Colors

  • Rust Proof Black
  • Midnight Blue
  • Chrome

Specs

Wheel Size: 20"
Material: 4130 CrMo 41 Thermal heat treated
Steerer Tube Diameter: 1-1/8" (28.6mm)
Steerer Tube Length: 166mm
Top Bolt: M24 thread, 6mm allen key
Dropouts: 4mm thick, 10mm (3/8") axles
Offset: 28mm
Bearing race: Integrated

Fork Geometry

A: Steerer Length: 166mm

This steerer length is average sized. Longer steer tubes require more headset spacers or a frame with a longer head tube. They will also make the bars higher up naturally.

B: Offset: 28mm

This is a medium-sized offset. It balances a really snappy and a really controlled feeling. Giving you the perfect ride.

C: Dropout Size: 10mm or 3/8"

Designed for front wheels with a 10mm front axle. If your front axle is smaller than your rear, its 10mm.

Conclusion

These forks are EXPENSIVE. I mean, $144 is pretty common for high-end forks, and they are totally worth the price considering the warranty and the quality. These will be a good add-on for a rider who likes to ride park, and street, and dirt since the geometry is really well rounded.

Common Questions

  • Are these for Dirt, Park, or Street riding? These forks are good for all 3 types of riding.
  • Where can I buy them? I found them in stock here on Danscomp's Site.
  • How much do they weigh? 2lbs