The Richie-Issimo 2.0 fork crown is now a reality. The original version has been in the mainstream for over a decade. The new part is similar yet has a larger contact patch for the brazing material, is wider by about 9mm, and is lighter. Both types will remain available for framebuilders and their clients. The Richie-Issimo 2.0 fork crown is made for 1″ columns and 24mm oval blades. See the Materials page for ordering . See the Framebuilding Materials page for ordering information.
The Richie-Issimo 2.0 fork crown is a true step-sibling to the Sax Max fork crown (sized for a 1 1/8″ steerer and 27mm blades) introduced last February. Read about these materials here, and images can be viewed here.