Common on European utility bikes, a front wheel stabilizer makes loading front racks simpler. It is a spring connecting the fork to the down tube. It adds a subtle self centering action to the front wheel, making loading and unloading of a bike with a basket, or say, our Porteur Rack much easier. The spring also offers some resistance to steering, so it counteracts deflections from hitting potholes and road debris.
- Mounts to the back of the fork crown via brake bolt or through bolt
- Fork crown mount diameter is made to fit an M6 bolt - common on nutted calipers
- Use Sheldon's Fender Nuts to work with recessed brake bolts
- Rust resistant and includes all required brackets and hardware
- Available for Small (31.8mm and smaller) and Large (38-62mm) sized downtubes
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Bought the wrong size and found out that I can only fit on the top tube. So I connect to one of the stem bolt and got a longer one so that all will fit in place… park my bike and now no worries that the handle bar will suddenly turn especially with load.
I bought this Wheel Stabilizer to place on my Surly Disk Trucker. It went on easy, but I have fenders and the tube attachment was really tight and needed to be moved way down towards bottle cage. Then discovered it rubbed against the fender and made some nasty scratches on it. I like the idea of a stabilizer for the front wheel. I'll try this on the other two bikes I have, I'm optimistic it'll fit.
I bought my first stabilizer several years ago to address "wheel flop" on a fully loaded tourer. It was so good, I bought one for my other two bikes. Recently, I bought a bike that had a large downtube. I was pleased to find out Velo Orange makes one for large tubes. It works perfectly. All of the stabilizers have held up really well and continue to do their job.
The stabilizer does a great job of stopping wheel flop when the bike is not moving. It still turns slightly towards the kickstand side, but solves the problem of the wheel turning completely sideways and falling over. When riding, it is almost completely unnoticeable. It’s not the handsomest piece of tech, but functionally it does its job with aplomb.
Works like it should, definitely helps with a cargo bike (Surly Big Dummy) and kiddo/grocery loading.