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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Otto di Couri (ODC)

ODC 'Milano' inverted touring forks

Based near Milan, Italian designer Christian Cagnola's Otto di Couri (ODC) business is well known for its custom bikes, but also has a fast growing reputation for its parts and accessories program.

Their core business is front suspensions, and seen here is their 'Milano' inverted fork assembly,  thought to have been the first, and perhaps still the only one in the industry, specifically designed and developed for touring applications.
CNC machined from billet aluminum, they are available with 4 degree and 9 degree raked triple trees in two lengths to fit bikes with up to 23” and 26” front wheels, and as special lengths for wheels over 26” (this version only requires frame and rake modifications).
Featuring a caliper mount integrated into the fork leg, they accept OEM calipers and the most popular aftermarket main custom calipers.
The cartridge is made entirely by ODC, and the two versions offered are said to deliver a uniquely progressive damping rate on touring models up to 2013 and on 2014 and up models. Options include black fork tubes and radial caliper bracket.
The results are described as producing improved response and stopping distances, greater stability and much better feel and confidence.