Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate™ adds a strong, light coating on the fork steerer. Decreasing metallic grain size increases the yield strength by the well-known Hall-Petch mechanism. The grains in PowerMetal Nanovate™ nickel are 1000 times smaller, increasing yield strength by 7 times over conventional nickel. Unlike typical nano materials, PowerMetal Nanovate™ is formed in-situ in a proprietary process that creates zero porosities, resulting in higher ductility as well. Strength plus ductility is toughness, which is how we’ve been able to engineer a tougher fork without adding weight.