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    Non tapered 27.5 forks????

    Been looking all over and not coming up with much. I recently pulled the trigger on a Ritchey p-650b frame, couldn't pass up the deal. Now I need to find a 27.5" fork that does NOT have a tapered head tube lol any sources, advice, reviews welcome


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    Rockshox Recon RL seems to be available with a straight tube and QR dropouts. Here is one source: https://www.bike-components.de/en/Ro...l-2018-p56898/

    If you are looking for something more refined you may be out of luck though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimoA View Post
    Rockshox Recon RL seems to be available with a straight tube and QR dropouts. Here is one source: https://www.bike-components.de/en/Ro...l-2018-p56898/

    If you are looking for something more refined you may be out of luck though.
    I could still do the through axle over the QR, just need the strait steer tube


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    I just got one of these from Universal Cycles. Very nice fork

    X-Fusion Streat RL2 27.5" Fork
    1 1/8" Steerer, 140mm Travel, 15x100mm Thru (Black)
    74799-179077

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    I just ordered the Raidon in the upgrade program from SR SUNTOUR for my Diamondback Hook
    https://www.srsuntour.com/products/r...nt=40728796622
    https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by totoreco View Post
    I just ordered the Raidon in the upgrade program from SR SUNTOUR for my Diamondback Hook
    https://www.srsuntour.com/products/r...nt=40728796622
    https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade
    Nice. I've been curious about that brand, I'm also looking at manitou R7s as well.


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    Why don't you just get mix and match headset cups to use a tapered fork? That's what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazman72 View Post
    Why don't you just get mix and match headset cups to use a tapered fork? That's what I did.
    Because he headset itself isn't tapered.


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    I have a 1/8 straight steerer tube and I have a tapered fork. That's the point of mix and match. See the third pic showing which ones you'd need. Nukeproof Warhead Mix & Match Bottom Cup | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazman72 View Post
    I have a 1/8 straight steerer tube and I have a tapered fork. That's the point of mix and match. See the third pic showing which ones you'd need. Nukeproof Warhead Mix & Match Bottom Cup | Chain Reaction Cycles
    I've seen the bottom cups that adapt a tapered head tube to a strait 1 1/8" fork, but my head tube isn't tapered out to a 1.5" bottom so I don't think that setup would work


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    The frame OP has is apparently the older revision which has the oldskool non-oversize 1 1/8 headtube that uses an EC34 headset top and bottom. No way to get a tapered fork there i'm afraid. If it were a 44mm OS headtube then you could use an EC44 bottom cup and a tapered steerer.

    For fork suggestions, the OP could also look into Fox 26" forks. IAUI most of them if not all can take a 27.5" tire.

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    It's getting hard to find a straight steerer'd fork for ANY wheelsize these days! You might be able to find one used, from ebay, or old stock from an online vendor. Also, White Brothers/MRP is a possible source for straight steerer tubed forks. Get in touch with them directly or via your LBS, and I'm pretty sure they'll be able to hook you up. They're great forks, too-I've got a couple and they work better than the Rockshocks and Fox that I've owned before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrclowncar View Post
    I've seen the bottom cups that adapt a tapered head tube to a strait 1 1/8" fork, but my head tube isn't tapered out to a 1.5" bottom so I don't think that setup would work


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    I have a barely used straight steer Formula 33 stancion 100/120mm 15mm t/a 26"/650b fork. PM me if still looking.
    Last edited by JMac47; 12-31-2017 at 05:15 PM. Reason: More info
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Well. I found this ... https://www.bikerumor.com/2010/05/20...-18-headtubes/

    Curious if this will work. The bike has a strait 1 1/8" head tube but integrated cups at either end. They measure at 41mm ish inner diameter 44mm outer diameter.


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    That article is talking about the straight oversize 44mm internal head tube. Not going to work on yours I'm afraid.

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    Well. Tracked down a deal in the U.K. On a SR suntour axon werx fork. Carbon legs, pretty light weight (will weigh before install) can't wait to go ride this thing. If I can get it around 22lbs I'll be stoked


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    That looks the business! If you end up needing another fork I believe MRP will build you a fork with any steerer you like


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    Quote Originally Posted by BikePilot1 View Post
    That looks the business! If you end up needing another fork I believe MRP will build you a fork with any steerer you like


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    Op's good on fork. Find him some inexpensive carbon wheels!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Nice missed that! Maybe Roost for $750?

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    I have been watching for several weeks now for a good sale for a non-tapered 27.5 fork and found one today. $39 shipped for a 1740g Epicon XC.

    It certainly seems to good to be true, but I will just get my $ back from Ebay if that is the case. Seemed worth the gamble for $39
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/401457057101

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    Good luck with that.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I recently found a 2014 Manitou Marvel Pro 27.5" that has a straight tube.
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    And the parts are starting to pile up. Just scored a set of lightly used Magura MT8s under 400g for the pair with pads, fluid and plastic spacer things


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