135mm wide Fork

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135mm wide Fork would allow the use of either Rohloff Speedhub or SRAM DualDrive - a great improvement over derailleur systems.

Road wheels (130mm) could be used with the use of spacers as in some other designs.

What about redesigning the fork for 135mm hubs and wider tyres John?

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Don't think it will happen

Don't think it will happen ever. They meant the Silvio to be a race bike and nothing more.
I wish though, if the Vendetta is already a race bike, the Silvio should be the versatile bike.

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The new fork is 132.5. Some

The new fork is 132.5. Some road bikes are coming out with 132.5 so they can take 130 road or 135 hubs with disk rotors. This new fork should accept an internally geared hub (IGH). 

As to whether the IGH is an improvement over a derailleur system, that depends entirely on the goals of the rider. It would not be an improvement on MY Silvio, for example. 

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It's true a 132.5mm distance

It's true a 132.5mm distance could fit a 135mm hub... on steel. I'm nervous about spreading aluminum. Will i void my warranty by putting in a 135mm IGH? laugh

EDIT: Did you say disc? I wasn't sure from the picture if i was seeing disc bosses and it didn't say from the specs. It should be advertised!!

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Disc tabs have been standard

Disc tabs have been standard on both the Silvio 2 and Vendetta 2 for a while now, it's not something new, however the 132.5 mm fork is new to this generation of Silvio S30. And I believe on the next generation Vendetta?

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