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    New question here. Fox..

    Hello,


    I'm looking for Fox fork.
    I restoring TREK 8500 ZR9000. Want make one XTR brakes, XT crank, few XO parts, XT Front and Rear Derailleur. And almost all the parts I have received already. All what need is a fork. Maybe Someone have one of them? I'm looking not at the factory Fox rl 32, but one of Talas 150mm or 130mm models without tapered steering. I found one upgrade for tapered forks, install tapered fork to a non tapered headtube with CANE CREEK adaptor.
    I am looking for suport. Maybe someone can help?
    When all project will be done. I make special post with photos maybe videos.

    Best...

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    Re: Fox..

    There is no headset for a tapered fork in a non tapered head tube. Will not work. I dont recommended such a high travel fork on a older bike with older geometry. Id stick with the same travel maybe 20mm more max. (More the travel the more stress it puts on the head tube/frame.

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    Maybe you are right in saying that long travel fork is make much more stress. But i have more stress on my another bike with 10'cm travel. And frame geometry not old at all.
    2007 8500 - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky916 View Post
    There is no headset for a tapered fork in a non tapered head tube. Will not work.
    Ummm. yeah. Not true. I've done it.

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    Hey swildnm, maybe you have few photos? Can you send me PM?

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    There's some pics here. Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes

    The only problem I had was finding a shop with the right tools to bore it. Standard Bore depth is 9mm and the external lower cup requires a 15mm depth. So it has to be bored another 6mm. I went to 6 different LBS's to find the one that had the right tool.

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    The thought of removing material from where you are gonna put more stress by mounting a longer fork would make me worried.

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    I must say that seems like a very bad idea to put a fork with 50% more travel on the front of that bike. That's a very large increase in leverage. The most I'd feel safe with is a 120mm or thereabouts.
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    I'm not saying putting that fork on this bike is a good idea. It's not. But a tapered fork in a 44mm head tube is possible.

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    ^very possible. there are many ec cups for a 44mm headtube, i use a gusset with my tapered rev. but i suspect the op has a straight 1 1/8 head tube and that wont work unless there is some modification done. and any modification to the headtube area seems like a bad idea to me.

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    So I need fork anyway. Question still the same, maybe someone have one? Modifications that last way. I'll be glad to get one. Tapered or no....

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    Look at Enduro bikes, front fork is with very high angle.. If i found the 2009 FOX Talas RL 140mm with adjustment 10-12-14 cm. I think that best way.
    Sorry, my English POOOOR

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    up..

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    What do you all think about the Rock Shox Reba SL 2010? 100 mm travel dual air ant etc... Any suggestions?

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