Thursday, October 03, 2013

Tapered steerer rigid forks?

Yep, I've done it. Yep, I'll do it for you too. But buyer beware:
-You won't get any improvement in ride quality. If anything it'll probably be harsher.
-It'll cost you a cool $75 extra.
-It's heavier by ~50-150 grams depending on the fork (ie depending on whether I'd use an SL steerer or standard).
-You can easily just use an adapter baseplate ($12) from King or Cane Creek and run a 1 1/8 straight steerer on your tapered headtube.

Thanks to Mike for the pics!





4 comments:

dicky said...

All that aside... would you recommend it?



;)

Mark Weaver said...

I think the real benefit is that they look less awkward on frames with 44mm HT's.

Lucas Davis said...

Where to you get the tubing to build your frames?

mike said...

The "less awkward" part is exactly why I did it. Thanks for again for helping me bring this little project to life. :)