The Blackwing brace


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Sassy
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The Blackwing brace

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One of the improvements I made this winter was adding the brace.
I wondered if I would be able to tell any difference because Ive been off the bike since October.
Happy to say yes to control improvment!!
I have a rutted gravel driveway to the bikes parking spot. It was always a challenge getting up the small hill into the shed.
The only change to the suspension is the brace and the wheel stays more square to the handle bars over uneven rutted terrain than it did without the brace.
Before the brace the wheel would turn into the rut or around a bump ever so slightly causing a balance correction and an uneasy feeling. Still not perfect but much better and easily controlled.
This is exactly what I needed to be more confident on gravel roads which I plan to ride more of this year.
Certainly recommend by this rider!!
Fred


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Where did you get the brace? I tried twice off of Facebook Marketplace, and they've cancelled my order twice due to no delivery. Can't find a way to order it any other way
Thanks
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Re: The Blackwing brace

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You may be out of luck there. Blackwing Lady died some time ago. For a time it looked like someone else was going to take over, but that might have just been for the remaining stock.
Have you checked here?
https://blackwingengineering.com/
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I did, thanks Rambozo, saw some posts on here about how they were all done now, and "unobtainium". I found a similar one on ebay, that I orderd for $39 plus shipping, hopefully it will do the trick. Its from "Oleg-Helgi", not sure where they are, but 100% positive rating.
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Re: The Blackwing brace

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Just as a follow-up to my original post. I have done a significant amount of gravel and logging road rides this year and the front fork and steering is rock solid, very happy.
I will admit that the squarish rear CT does make deep ruts a bit of a challenge though.








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