Wednesday, March 4, 2009

KOWA Factory Welcomes TOFF to the team !

KOWA Factory is proud to announce the addition of TOFF to our pro team.
TOFF will be riding the Nemesis Project designed KOWA Dirt jump for this season on his custom Brooklyn Machine works bike .
With first place finishes at the Trashbike Brooklyn banks jam , after a quick bus ride over to the airport and only a note left for his mum Toff received Legendary street cred early on , we hope to help him continue his quest to be one of the best Freestyle MTB riders in this sport .
Everyone involved with KOWA Factory and KOWA suspension Japan are very pleased to have TOFF riding our products .
We are looking forward to seeing what he has up his sleeve for this season , should be mental !
KOWA Factory

Tested !

We have been testing the KOWA sample forks now for almost a full year . It's been very hard not too post and pic's or let people know we have had such RAD forks for the past year on our bikes . Testing posed some interesting problems as we couldn't take these forks to normal trails that they might been seen on . Matters had to taken into our own hands and testing went down on secret trails with big hit's .
Posted above is a photo sequence of KOWA test pilot and team rider Josh Marino blasting big up in Tahoe on his KOWA fork !  (pic by Photo Dave )

Welcome to KOWA Factory !

Sacramento, California- Kowa is proud to announce the release of their new Kowa Factory brand; a collaborative effort with Nemesis Project Cycles. Kowa and Nemesis Project have each developed legendary reputations for their suspension products, with Nemesis Project’s aftermarket suspension tuning parts regarded as the best in the business, and Kowa’s forks earning several top ten World Cup downhill finishes. The first product to be released by Kowa Factory is the Dirt Jump fork, developed to address the needs of riders looking for a durable, high performance fork purpose built for aggressive use. The goal was to incorporate Kowa’s proven chassis with the high performance damping which has made Nemesis Project’s tuning products famous. This yields a fork durable enough for abusive riding and which performs properly without the need for extensive aftermarket tuning. The Dirt Jump fork features fully Kashima coated dampers for reduced friction, oversized 36mm stanchions, a 20mm through axle and a CNC’d crown; all designed to produce a fork with unrivaled stiffness, durability and performance.

Suggested Retail price : $599.99

Features include :

5.60lb total weight for coil spring model

65mm or 75mm travel options                                                                                                                                   

5 axis CNC machined upper crown

7000 series stanchion

Full Kashima coated internals

20mm through axle 

Ajustable rebound damping