- Taper vs Straight
Of a the bikes I’ve had, I’ve never gone taper. My Revelations at 150 with a straight steerer feel flexy when pushed pretty hard, fore aft flex.
The 32mm stanchions aren’t going to help, but has anyone back to back experience of the same fork with a straight and taper? Is there a noticeable stiffness difference?
RicksPosted 4 years ago
Nope. No noticeable difference at all. I think you’re over thinking your riding. 🙂 I’m 16 stone and never noticed any flex to be honest. And I don’t spare the horses.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had tapered and straight Revs back to back. If anything I reckon the straight ones are a tad better as they’re a year newer and I think the damping is fractionally better. But they’re the same model, both 15mm axle.rickonSubscriber
Cheers chaps, that’s a resounding STW ‘Well…. maybe…. this one time…’ 🙂
I’ve got a 44mm headtube on the Spot, so there’s no problem there, when I get a new set of forks I’ll need to get a new bottom cup, which means the current internal cup will increase the HA by about 0.5 degrees for the same given travel, so I’ll need to knock down my spacers by 5/10mm.
No problems there. I’m thinking I’ll get a set of RCT Pikes when the time comes, I’m sure the main difference will be the damping and the larger dia stanchions, not the steerer tube.
I do remember back in the day everyone going on about all the flex is in the steerer, not the fork.Posted 4 years ago
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