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    2011 Jekyll + Fox36 1.1/8" or tapared

    Is the possible?

    I've heard they are designed to run 1.5 integrated headsets, are there headsets on the market which would fit 1 1/8 steer tube (or a tapered one) in this frame?

    Thinking of buying a frame separately, so finding a 1.5 Fox 32 wouldn't be possible (and not so fond of 32's chassis - would 1.5 improve the stiffness radically - doubt that!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTIgor View Post
    Is the possible?

    I've heard they are designed to run 1.5 integrated headsets, are there headsets on the market which would fit 1 1/8 steer tube (or a tapered one) in this frame?

    Thinking of buying a frame separately, so finding a 1.5 Fox 32 wouldn't be possible (and not so fond of 32's chassis - would 1.5 improve the stiffness radically - doubt that!).
    Yeah, you can run a tapered 36 on the Jeykll. Mark Weir and a few other pros have 36's up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104 View Post
    Yeah, you can run a tapered 36 on the Jeykll. Mark Weir and a few other pros have 36's up front.
    hm... wonder what upper headsets they are using, its a integrated 1.5" - pretty rare one

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    Without ever comparing a 1.5" with a 1 1/8 directly myself, i can't say for sure if you would notice the extra stiffness, but i have read in various places that their is a detectable stiffness advantage using a 1.5" steerer ( especially when using 150mm forks).

    This Review talks about the stiffer feel of the 1.5",

    Cannondale Jekyll 3 Review - BikeRadar

    It is possible to find some 1.5"' 32's on the market, i saw these for sale the other day.

    Fox Suspension Forks - Merlin Cycles

    This is the reducer headset you need to run a 1 1/8 steer if you take that route ( KP058)

    Headset reduction to 1 1 / 8 " - Dr. Cannondale

    To run a tapered fork, i guess you could mix the top bearing of a KP058 headset with 1.5" bottom bearing of the KP119 headset.

    Headset 1.5 - Dr. Cannondale

    PM me your email address and i will send you a PDF file i have of all Jekyll 2011 frame parts, that's where i have taken the Cannondale parts codes from.

    I'm about to through a similar situation as you, building a Jekyll frame set up from scratch, as i have been told im getting a carbon Jekyll frame to replace my cracked carbon Rize under warranty, so i have been working over what parts will and will not be transferable over from my RIze in the last few days.



    Edit;

    If you are in North America, this site might be more useful for what you need, as Dr.Cannondale is based in Germany.

    Cannondale Experts - CannondaleExperts.com
    Last edited by chick0; 09-05-2011 at 11:17 AM.

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    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I've also just received a Jekyll frame as a warranty replacement. Can you let me know what headset you opted for in the end? I'm looking at the FSA Orbit DL 1.5R but wondered what else might work.

    Cheers

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    I'm running a tapered fork (Rock Shox Revelation World Cup) and using what chick0 mentioned: the bottom of the KP119 and the top of the KP058.

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    Excellent thanks. qwertycycles.co.uk have suggested something similar too. My RLT's have a 1.5" seal / race already on them - I'm assuming the KP119 is just a seal / race and bearing? If so I'll prob just buy a bearing for the lower and buy a KP058 for the upper.
    Cheers

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