Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    270

    Want to go rigid

    I just want to ask my fellow cannondale bike users for advise. I have the 2011 cannondale trail sl 3 and I wanted to replace the stock rst deuce fork with carbon rigid, I've seen on internet that rigid forks have straight and tapered steerer. So my question is which should I buy and do I have to replace my cane creek stock headset and which one and also what size of the fork to buy. Thanks in advance.

    Ps.
    I can bring the bike to my lbs buy they are charging twice the price of the fork compared if I buy it online and install it myself.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    60
    Search my posts...I have done this already with a Niner carbon tapered fork.

  3. #3
    Did I catch a niner?
    Reputation: Mr Pink57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,255

    Lip inside 09 29er 2 headtube causing issues

    So I am putting together a winter build and am putting a Muk fork up front. Anyways did some research (not enough I guess) and got a FSA Pig reducer headset. Well anyways I now noticed there is a lip on the inside of the headset and the headset is simply too long and will not press. Now I do see the Orbit Z has a shorter stack height and was wondering (before I make another mistake) if this headset will in fact work before I pull the trigger.

    After I could not get it to insert I did take it to a shop just to make sure it was me causing the issue and they confirmed what I had also.

    Also I noticed the pig comes with these inserts that just reduce the 1.5 headset down. Could I save some cash and get a 1.5 FSA headset (that works) and just drop those in?
    Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Squidward? Is it hilarious?
    https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/ref/...A0CC/s/tx/cx/1

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    270
    Quote Originally Posted by buSSalo View Post
    Search my posts...I have done this already with a Niner carbon tapered fork.
    I've seen the inner fork is for 29er will it work with my trail sl 3 26er.
    Ans if does work will it mess up the geometry?
    Thanks.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    60
    Sorry...I assumed you had the 9ner, My bad.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    270
    Quote Originally Posted by buSSalo View Post
    Sorry...I assumed you had the 9ner, My bad.
    It's ok, I should have told you when I made the topic. So can I still use the niner fork or should I just get a different one.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    60
    find a different one bc the geometry will probably be way off.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    270
    Quote Originally Posted by buSSalo View Post
    find a different one bc the geometry will probably be way off.
    Thanks. Guess ill try those Chinese made ones.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •