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White Brothers’ Loop 140 is a stout, reliable and reasonably
controlled fork for those who want something different from the herd in a wide
range of options. Travel is internally adjustable from 130-140-150mm, and tapered steerer and 29in wheel versions are available.

32mm stanchions and broad brace give perfectly acceptable
stiffness for its category. It’s within sight of the competition on weight too.
The QtapeR 15mm axle also gets a rotating receiver for a neat lever line-up
with your fork leg. You need to keep it clean and lubed or you’ll soon be using
your foot to undo it though.

You’ll need to log double-figure riding hours for the
initially stiff action to loosen up. That’s translated to over a year of
totally trouble-free riding from our long-term test set in suspension terms. The magnetically operated threshold of the Aura damper is easy to switch from
hard lockout to almost fully open. Overall damping control through the impact
speed and size range is usefully consistent but lacks subtlety and fine
adjustment compared to the best-in-class forks. 

article was originally published in What
Mountain Bike
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