Futura Caliper SL
SL. Super Light.
A Columbus icon, at the peak of carbon technology. Taking the most popular aspects of Futura Caliper fork, the first of its kind and precursor of the Futura family, we’ve remodeled the geometry and oversized steerer to offer a classic 1-8” fork diameter. Tradition, History, and Innovation. Today, most up-to-date road bicycles have a wider tyre clearance. This new standard has inspired us to design the Futura SL with a wider tyre clearance; aerodynamic and well-balanced, the increased clearance allows you to mount tires up to 28mm. Control, reliability, and compatibility are the key concepts on which we have designed and developed the entire Futura line. The SL has lightweight tapered fork blades, in part clean and straight, in part elegantly curved, designed to match flawlessly with the shapes and lines of the latest carbon frames as well as the more slender and prestigious steel, titanium and aluminum frames. The Futura Caliper SL fork is made with high-modulus T700 monocoque carbon fiber. The special CNC machined shim integrated into the base of the steerer tube guarantees an increased functioning with the headset and bearings, reducing vibrations, maintenance and unnecessary stress on the frame. The SL fork enriches the Futura range; expanding the selection of steering diameters, while still offering the important choice of a 45mm or 50mm rake. The option of a 45mm or 50mm rake provides frame designers with more freedom to design when it comes to geometry, angles or overlap. For cyclists, the SL fork provides an optimized handling experience ensuring riders of all statures will find the perfect fit.