- headset reducer vs axle converter (rigid fork content)
I’m trying to find some budget rigid forks for 650b with 100x15mm thru axle & tapered steerer (and PM disc). Not found any yet. The best I have found without breaking the bank is a choice between straight steerer with 100×15 – or – tapered steerer with oldschool QR.
Which would be the best choice: a headset reducer or an axle converter?Posted 1 year ago
I went with the Nukeproof reducer initially, along with a Nukeproof headset. The Nukeproof reducer has a split in it to aid easy fitting (I assume) but the Exotic forks have a slightly more pronounced wedge at the bottom of the steerer tube than others, so the reducer was pushed apart so much the bearings were more in balance upon it than seated.
So I ordered the Hope reducer as it is far more substantial and doesn’t have a split in it. It really needs a solid base to support the forks, especially to get the reducer seated past the last millimetre.Posted 1 year ago
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