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Actual 'cross bikes look cool with classic curved forks and they work great for that purpose. The Fisticuff is not that bike. The heart of it's aggressive, off road handling and stability at speed is the long-butting in the down tube and mountain-style fork. Additionally, a strait blade is required for proper braking feedback under the loads of a 160mm disc brake rotor.