A Wilde-ly good gravel and bikepacking option: the Wilde Waypoint Adventure Fork reviewed

Fender and accessory mounts, generous tyre clearance, a smooth ride and relatively affordable - Wilde's new adventure fork is a serious upgrade contender

Wilde carbon Adventure Fork
(Image credit: Charlie Kohlmeier)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A lightweight, feature packed fork that ticks almost all the boxes for a somewhat reasonable price. The Waypoint Adventure Fork is a great option for anyone looking to upgrade to an adventure fork, someone looking to boost the bikepacking capabilities of their rig, or other small framebuilders looking for an option other than Whisky or ENVE.

Reasons to buy
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    Exceptional ride quality

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    All the features (3 pack, fender mounts, internal routing)

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    Plenty of steerer tube

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    Fits 15x100 in dropouts with a axle sleeve!

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    Cheaper than other options

Reasons to avoid
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    Could be too flexy if you ride hard

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    240lb weight limit

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    Logos are painted on

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Wilde Bicycle Co is known for building beautiful metal bikes. From road and gravel, to adventure and touring, all the way to playful and capable hardtails. Wilde has something for everyone. But its frames were paired with the fork offerings from other manufacturers.  Not stoked on what was on the market, s out there, Wilde set out to create their own carbon fork that had the ride qualities and features to best support its bikes. Introducing: the all-new Wilde Wayfinder fork, made with either a tapered steerer and one specific for 1 ⅛” straight steerers.


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Charlie Kohlmeier

Hi! I'm Charlie. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest riding a 20" BMX bike around the neighborhood, building jumps, smashing through ditches and causing chaos. Nowadays I find myself searching for that same feeling but on a larger scale. The neighborhood got bigger, and the rides got longer. But the goals have remained the same: explore new pathways, connect with nature, get airborne and have fun. When I am not riding, I am generally tinkering with my bikes. Always trying to find a new way to maximize fun, style, and efficiency.