Boost Front Ends
Certainly the bike industry wants to sell you a fancy and expensive, new Boost bike, and LaMere Cycles would be happy to sell you one too... But, what you may only need is a Boost front end. So take your existing sweet full suspension or hardtail bike and let us sell you a Boost fork and build you a new wider front wheel with a big, fresh, and grippy 3.0" tire and you have the ultimate XC machine!
We can hand-build you a great carbon LaMere hookless-bead front wheel in 650b or 29er, in either 38mm or 50mm external width, with DTSwiss or Sapim spokes, any hubs you want, and Fox, RockShox, Manitou, or any Boost fork on the market.
Why Ride a Boost Front End?
When I first discovered this concept, I was immediately hooked. I had ridden all the new Boost bikes at Sea Otter and Interbike, and they were cool, but slow. Although I just race for fun, I like to go as fast as I can, and have come to realize a really nice setup is a normal-size rear tire and a plus-size front tire. That provides amazing grip and speed through corners in singletrack, but still keeps the bike fast! 60% of the drag on your bike is on the back wheel that you're sitting on and pedaling, so the faster normal size back tire is key. Then there's the cornering...you want your back end to break loose in hard cornering before your front end. If your front end breaks loose you are going down, if your back end breaks loose you are ripping the trail and having fun!
Above is our 29er full suspension, with a 30mm wide 29er rear rim with 2.35" Racing Ralph, and the Fox Boost 34 15x110 fork on the front with a 38mm wide 650b front wheel mounted with 3.0" Panaracer Fat B Nimble tire.
To the right is our 29er full suspension with the same rear wheel but a 38mm carbon rim 29+ front wheel and 3" Bomboloni tire.
Either setup will get you catching huger air, attacking corners, and generally stepping up your game by approximately 3 levels!
Video Review of Semi-Boost Bike
Carbon Boost Rigid Forks
We do sell carbon rigid Boost 110 front forks for $420 apiece. We get these with our Boost hardtail frames but half the customers go to a suspension fork, so we can sell these separately. In the photo below, on the left is the 29+ version with 500mm A2C, and on the right the 27.5+ version with 492mm A2C. Both are tapered steerer tubes, and include the axles which are 15x110 QR thru-axle. Both are 51mm offset.
29+ fork: 740g including axle
27.5+ fork: 770g including axle