I saw that the carbon fork of a bike has load capacity of 9 kg. Isn't it way too little? I assume my weight (and that of cargo) does not spread evenly 50/50 on front and back wheels but still, say the total load is 100 kg, what load does it exercise on the fork?


The fork load is related to the additional load the fork can take. For example strapping tents/sleeping bags/gear to it for bikepacking.

The normal load from the rider is normally given through max rider weight. Altough I have never seen this given for a fork as it highly depends on the geometry of the bike.

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  • Thank you! (I thought directly linking to a product is forbidden?) – Ecir Hana Jun 18 '19 at 8:15
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    Where did I put a direct link? – nollak Jun 18 '19 at 8:39
  • Not you, me. "Altough I have never seen this given for a fork" I thought you are saying that if I included a link, you could be more specific. – Ecir Hana Jun 18 '19 at 9:46
  • @EcirHana It's OK to link a product as long as your goal isn't to advertise that product. It doesn't sounds like you're advertising, to me. – David Richerby Jun 18 '19 at 10:09
  • Ah ok now I now what you mean. Well you could link it for clarifications. – nollak Jun 19 '19 at 7:54

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