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  1. #1
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    using fox 34 29er fork in older 29er

    Hi, obsessing over fox 34 fork. Thinking about using it, reduced to 120mm to inject some life into my beloved Bilenky and Astrix Rook. Both have traditional 1-1/8in headtubes. Will using a headset such as Cane Creek's zero stack lower assemblies allow me to use this fork on my bikes.

    Yes I realize no warranties, etc. etc.


    Miami FL

  2. #2
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    I think its a fine idea. One you see companies starting to embrace with the crop of new "all mountain" hardtails. I have done this on my current bike.....An Orbea Alma with no ill effects. In my opinion the half degree of head tube slackening makes for a very stable bike on rougher and steeper downhills. The only performance downside, is very slow speed maneuvering like really tight switchbacks, make the bike feel a little unstable, but totally manageable. I'm not worried about the frame "not being able to withstand the additional stress", for this was a fairly expensive hardtail frame, and I have not been worried in the least. Although my float is only a 32, it is 120mm. Orbea suggests 80-100. I don't know man, I really like it. Bigger front end, short stays.....makes for a pretty fun XC bike.

  3. #3
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    I don't think Fox 34s are available with a straight 1 1/8 steerer?

  4. #4
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    nope they are not available with the straight steerer so I am asking if the funky cane creak headset will allow me to run it. Thanks for the responses! jv

  5. #5
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    Maybe not, you need a headtube with 44mm internal diameter to run a tapered fork with an external headset cup, or 56mm ID to run a zerostack-style headset.

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