Kaisei ‘Toei Special’ Fork Blades


The ultimate fork blades provide passive suspension that improves both comfort and speed. Together with the tires, TOEI Special fork blades form a system to absorb bumps of all sizes and frequencies. Thanks to their unique shape, these fork blades are strong near the crown for sure-footed handling and excellent braking performance. They are flexible in their lower section to absorb shocks. It’s a logical way to make fork blades.

If you use a front rack with these fork blades, it should be attached above the mid-point of the fork, so the lower portion of the blade can flex. If your rack attaches to the dropouts, it will stiffen the fork.

The ‘Imperial Oval’ shape fits the Rene Herse and Takahashi fork crowns. The second photo shows a ‘Continental’ fork blade on the left and an ‘Imperial’ fork blade on the right.


  • CrMo steel
  • Slender lower section for best shock absorption
  • Small-diameter lower section is easy to rake
  • Imperial Oval cross-section for best braking performance with centerpull brakes
  • Diameter at tip: OD 13 mm; ID 11 mm
  • Length: 420 mm or 430 mm
  • Weight: 177 g (each)
  • Made in Japan