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Video: Creating Josh Bryceland's Perfect Fork

Jun 19, 2024
by Formula  

WORDS: Formula

This is the story of how we built Josh Bryceland his perfect fork.

We’ve been working with Josh for a while now, so we thought we’d ask him what his ideal fork would feel like. He told us that he wanted lots of traction and comfort at the beginning of the stroke, then to ramp up hard to soak up the hits.

We had ideas on how to achieve this. Armed with tools and a box of special parts, we met up with Josh to do some testing on his home trails in the north of England.

Here’s how we got on…


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Josh s custom Compression Tuning System valve going in.


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36 Comments
  • 60 3
 Did he write his requirements down or did you use a translator?
  • 173 0
 Here at Formula we are fluent in many languages, including East Cheshireish.
  • 13 1
 @rideformula: embrace the pies mi duck
  • 3 0
 @rideformula: Can you confirm us what the sugma levels are?
  • 26 0
 @MrRight: More details next week but Josh was very precise about the sugma levels he prefers.
  • 4 0
 @rideformula: for maximum speederisation and debumpification I like 2 clicks from full of sugma
  • 2 0
 Comment of the year!
  • 6 0
 @rideformula:HAHAHA Reply of the year!!
  • 11 0
 Ronan Dunne served as translator
  • 1 0
 @BagelMan: apsa-frooglooken-lutly
  • 1 0
 @rideformula: the rest of us may need subtitles
  • 42 1
 So much Ratboy content lately!!! Love it.
  • 8 49
flag area52 (Jun 19, 2024 at 4:52) (Below Threshold)
 I went to Maderia i think it was, about 8/9 years ago, jumped on some rides there, the guide was like 'oh yeh, ratboy has been over here smashing it', i was like 'who??'. Fast forward and he's now a pretty much household name in MTB.
  • 43 0
 @area52: Well... 10 years ago, in 2014 he was the leading the world cup and everyone was loving it, one of the best seasons for fans.
  • 6 0
 After a year of being a father he realized children are quite expensive
  • 1 0
 @thustlewhumber: Thanks mate, didnt know he was there making a vid, just given it a quick watch, he's had a hair cut since then!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 @Mugen: I havent even watched this years Hardline yet...........
  • 7 0
 Hailing: no gloves, no glasses. Casually prepping to race Hardline.

It's like when they invited Ozzy Osbourne onto the Mellow Show
  • 6 0
 Decadence is when you shuttle with an ebike
  • 2 0
 Almost forgot what the color blue looks like, but thanks to the awesome legend of the damping force over speed plot I can now remember
  • 4 0
 Awful place to ride, not worth the visit imo…
  • 3 1
 I got the impression this was all setup to sell a signature style fork - but there's no further info about that!
  • 4 0
 More info next week. Keep ‘em peeled.
  • 1 0
 Is the shimstack on the cts valve?
If so, the valve is very small, how come there is no saturation?
  • 1 0
 Which type of the fork is Josh riding here? S or R?
  • 10 0
 This is just a teaser. All will be revealed next week…
  • 2 0
 That bakery looks dope.
  • 1 0
 Hope they ain’t serving those fat and flabby Derbyshire oatcakes
  • 2 1
 where dem jumps
  • 9 1
 no dig no ride
  • 4 1
 That’s the Nexus line on Josh’s own PRIVATE land
  • 5 0
 @BigAge: THANK YOU
  • 3 0
 N e 1 want dig dem jump pls
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