Tapered steerer and maxle v's 1 1/8th and q/r… your experience ?
My original OE Revs were std steerer and qr axle. Inspired by my other bike which has a 20mm thru axle and std steerer I swapped the Revs for tapered steerer and 20mm thru axle Revs would never go back the difference is like working and non-working
It feels great to have the front wheel go (and stay) exactly where you point it instead of having to continuously (& subconsciously) make corrections.Posted 6 years ago
How ever did we manage for all those years until the marketing men designers came along and saved us with their next great thing?
: ) we were riding rigid steel bikes with 7 gears and canti brakes weren’t we, they were fine all along. Who needs anything more?
Actually, I was happy enough with them .. my current bikes aren’t that far advanced.Posted 6 years ago
I guess that’s partly the point, if you ride anywhere rough and fast enough, riding hard enough, the differences are there. Some will notice them, some won’t even if they ride the same, like any other change that’s not a fundemental re-design. Riding easy XC terrain at a leisurely pace, it’ll make no real difference to anyone.Posted 6 years agodeanfbmMember
I went from a 1 1/8″ steerer on my lyriks to tapered, i noticed a difference. But I ride DH and freeride on that bike, so it’s noticeable. I ride trail on that bike too, surprisingly i notice the increase in stiffness the most whilst climbing, though i’m a out of the saddle climbing kind of person.
As for qr vs big axle, there is no question there’s a big difference.
As suggested previously, the difference you get out is based on what you put in.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I had someone tell me they could really feel the difference in stiffness from my tapered steerer, even though my forks don’t have one- tapered head tube, standard steerer.
What I find is that sure, I can usually tell a difference but it doesn’t often make a difference. My Lyriks are a lot stiffer than my revelations but I don’t jump on the Rev-bike and think “Wow, these are bendy”- I just get used to it almost immediately then get on with it. There’s not that many forks out there that are outright flexy these days, and stiff enough is stiff enough.
it’s quite hard to compare like-for-like, I found a prety solid difference between my 426 QR Revelations and my 426 maxle Revs… But then they had lots of other changes in the chassis besides the axle. Likewise a mate compared his QR 32s with my Revs and was shocked by the difference but that’s nothing to do with the 20mm axle, it’s just that 150mm 32s are relatively bendy no matter the axle.Posted 6 years agocrotchrocketMember
on one bike I switched 1 1/8th to 1.5 to tapered. (36mm stantions)
1 1/8th -> 1.5 Mahooooooosiff difference
1.5 -> taper – not so much
on the other bike, a 1 1/8th 150mm 32mm fork with a 20mm axle, steers lovely and taught, tracks over big bumps nicer than the 140mm 32 QR it replaced. still vibrates front to back under heavy braking tho. :/Posted 6 years ago
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