The Faran is all about utility and versatility; road plus, commuting, gravel rides, audax, randonneuring with a small front rack, or touring with front panniers. It is the sort of bike that you will become very attached to as you rack up the miles together.
The steel fork is a ‘commitment to utility’ and it has mounts for every rack and cage set-up you can imagine. Some folks just love the ride quality of a steel fork and rightly so. The low-mid trail geometry means it handles well with a front load such as a rando bag and/or panniers, but ride it unloaded and it feels agile and precise so it’s perfect for a ‘road plus’ build.