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    Will a fork from a 13 Specialized Carve fit a 13 Specialized Rockhopper?

    The measurement I'm really only concerned about is the steerer tube length. I'm looking to buy a used fork that's coming from a 2013 Specialized Carve and need to be assured that it will fit as is on a 2013 Specialized Rockhopper. Anybody know firsthand? The specs on Specialized website does not have that information. Thanks!

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    You can look at the geo for head tube dimension by size to compare. A 19" RH is 115mm same for the Carve. Carve is tapered steerer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    You can look at the geo for head tube dimension by size to compare. A 19" RH is 115mm same for the Carve. Carve is tapered steerer. RH is straight. That is not compatible.
    I thought the Rock Hopper had a Tapered head tube also ?
    And used a lower bearing reducer to a 1-1/8" to fit the lower 1-1/2" head tube ?
    I must be miss understanding the use of the reducer.
    Sorry I'm just getting back into MTB after being out for 8 year's and trying to understand and learn
    So if Head tube length on a 19" R.H and 19" Carve are both 115 mm.
    I thought this would work
    Head tube angle for a 19" RH is 71* and the Carve is 71.5* now this shouldn't matter right ?
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    Rockhopper has a tapered head tube. It just uses a reducer headset to accommodate a 1 1/8 straight steerer tube fork.

    The Carve is very similar to the Rockhopper as far as geometry goes. The Carve fork should fit fine with the proper headset.

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