Will this end in failure? frame/fork combination
I have been running a nuke proof headset to allow the use of tapered forks in a 44mm headset – essentially the same as you will be doing witht he cane creek hedset. I have been using this all summer with no problems to report so far.
The set up will further lengthen the axle to crown lenght by about 10mm so will further slacken the front of the bike.Posted 6 years ago
I have a Giant Trance x2 (pretty sure its 2008 or 09)
It currently has Fox F series 32’s with 120mm of travel.
I’d like to add the 15mm axle option and found a set of cheap 32’s but here are the potential problem’s
1. They are 140mm
2. Tapered Steertube.
Will the extra 20mm of travel affect the ride of the Trance much?
The Trance does not have a tapered headtube. It has a zerostack headset.
I can fit a Canecreek 40 EC44 lower cup and fit a tapered fork to this frame. But would this have an adverse affect on the structural integrity of the frame?
Thanks allPosted 6 years agoandylMember
I was thinking the same as Rusty Mac:
as soon as you fit an external bearing lower cup you are adding 10-13mm extra as well as the fork length so you are looking at +30mm.
Check out the A-C measurements of the fork you want to fit compared to the fork you have as not all are the same across makes so a +20mm travel may not be a full +20mm height.Posted 6 years ago
Why not just swap the lowers of the forks?
because the forks I currently have are f series 32’sPosted 6 years ago
and the new forks are float 32’s 150mm (to be lowered to 140mm)
granted the lowers are identical but the bushing placement is different.
plus the floats have the fit damper
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