- 1 1/18 forks in a modern frame?
Just did exactly what you’re asking. I used a hope 11/8 top and 1.5 bottom cup with hopes adapter to fit a 11/8 steerer, the benefit is if I change my forks in the future i can fit either steerer. Also it’s a zero stack so the front end isn’t jacked up like it would be with hopes other headset for 11/8 in a tapered head tubePosted 5 years agomcbooMember
Hope’s HS136 adaptor turns your fork into a tapered one by sliding down over the steerer to make it wider.
Clever that is.
I couldnt get a tapered steerer for my 29″ build so stayed with 1/18. Feels good, 15mm QR helps I guess. Anyone really notice a difference with tapered steerer?Posted 5 years agorandomjeremyMember
Looking to upgrade my 2008 orange 5 frame to a spangly new frame to take advantage of the 17″ size, maxle and dropper post compatibility. The new frames have a tapered 1 1/18″ > 1.5″ headtube though – will my 2012 Floats with a straight 1 1/18 steerer fit with an adapter, or will I be forced to upgrade the forks?
cheers, KeithPosted 5 years ago
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