1 1/18 forks in a modern frame?

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  • z1ppy
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    You can get an adapter headset

    bikeneil
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    You can get an adapter headset

    mcboo
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    What zippy said. I just fitted 1 1/8 steerer into a oversize headtube with an adapted Chris King headset. Hope have the full range too.

    Great thanks guys, I thought this was the case but just wanted to check with the experts!

    z1ppy
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    why come here then? 😉

    toys19
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    My Saracen Zen, factory built, with tapered headtube, came with an 1 1/8th fork…

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    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 tube

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    Hope’s HS136 adaptor turns your fork into a tapered one by sliding down over the steerer to make it wider.

    1.5 crown race then fits onto that.

    mcboo
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    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?

    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, Keith

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