- Roadie Q……..fork length
Are you comparing like with like with your head tube measurements i.e. is one for an external headset and one for an integrated headset as this could account for a 20-30mm difference.
I believe all road forks are the same axel to crown or at least those that use standard 49mm drop dual pivot brakes. Otherwise the brakes wouldn’t align with the rims.
I have road frames with 110mm and 145mm integrated headsets and use more spacers on one. It is about at the limit of looking sensible without rotating the stem which for a 100-110mm stem assuming 6 degrees could make a 20mm difference in bar height.Posted 9 years agoreggiegasketMember
most dual pivot-type forks will be around 390, as you say
cyclocross-type forks with bosses tend to be longer – usually about 400mm.
Above that you’re in mtb fork territory eg. the Trigon carbon disc fork is 420mm.
If the head tube is too low then your better off fitting a chunk of spacers and an upright stem, to get the bars up. Longer forks will simply slow the steering down.Posted 9 years ago
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