Thanks for purchasing the FORK UP by Hurricane Components. This particular model of FORK UP was designed especially for riders who encounter a clearance problem with the rack tray (the disc brake caliper mount, or another reason). You’ll find this patented design easy to use on any fork mounted rack system. The FORK UP, winner of a “Rave Five Star Review”* and named “Top 10 Product of 1999”*, is available in seven different models to fit any fork manufactured. If you have any questions about the FORK UP or the contents of this manual don’t hesitate to contact us. See the back page for phone numbers and email contacts.
FORK UP Installation is a 3 Step Process
Remove Front Wheel – Install Fork Up- Attach to Bike Rack
FRONT WHEEL REMOVAL
- Undo your quick release on your fork.
- Remove your front wheel.
FORK UP INSTALLATION
- Start by installing the FORK UP while your bike is still on the ground. Slide the FORK UP into your fork drop-outs; then securely tighten the quick release on the FORK UP until your fork is securely attached to the FORK UP. See Figure A.
Note: The optimum position for the FORK UP is to have the FORK UP legs run parallel with the fork legs, unless you are running several bikes on your rack, and you have conflicting handlebar heights, then the FORK UP can be rotated up to 180°.
ATTACH TO FORK MOUNTED BIKE RACK
- Check all connections making sure the quick release is tightened and that the FORK UP is securely attached to your fork, then securely attach the FORK UP onto your fork-mounted rack. As always, follow the manufacturer’s directions on securely tightening down the quick release on your rack before driving.
Note: Be sure FORK UP and bike are mounted securely to your bike rack before driving.
REMOVING THE FORK UP
- Remove the bike from your fork mounted rack with the FORK UP still attached to your fork.
- Set the bike on the ground, and undo the quick release on the FORK UP.
- Remove the FORK UP.
- Insert your front wheel; securely tighten your quick release on your fork and check your front brake to make sure it is working properly before riding.
- Put the FORK UP into your trunk, inside your car, or in your bike bag for future use. For theft reasons, it is not recommended to leave it attached to your rack when not in use.
NOTE: Before riding, be sure to double check your quick releases, making sure it is securely tightened, and that your front brake works properly.
As with all your bicycle rack components, periodically check the Fork Up for any excessive wear, including rust or cracks and make sure the quick release is working properly. Also, it’s a good idea to make sure the rack that you will be installing it on is in good working order.
The Fork Up carries a limited 3-year warranty for defects in material and workmanship. Coverage begins on the user’s date of original purchase. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser. Proof of original purchase is required. This can take the form of a photocopy of the original sales receipt. The warranty does not cover defects arising from misuse, abuse, accidents, alterations, lack of preventative maintenance, or failure to install according to the instructions and proper procedures.
*Mountain Bike Action, November 1998, Mountain Bike Magazine, January 1999
United States Patent Number 6036069