This IS kinda cool. However for off road it is probably better to have th ecaliper up on top. Just food for thought.Many of the trike folks use the plate as shown on the downtube in lieu of bending the fork tubes. We use double wall tubing for the fork tubes which are bent to whatever angle we feel is best for the application. Lots of ways to make aleading link happen no doubt. Floating calipers are the way to go though.