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    Tapered Steer Tube vs Straight Steer Tube

    My wife has a Giant DS Warp 2. I am looking for a new fork for it. It currently has has a Rock Shox Pilot with a 1 1/8" straight steer tube on it. Would a fork with a tapered steer tube work on this bike? Would I just need a new head set? Or do only 1 1/8 straight steer tubes work on this? How do I determine what will work. I have always dealt with straight steer tubes and don't want to buy something that wont work.

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    It will not fit.

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    Thanks. I was not sure.

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    Actually, if you have an internal cup Zero Stack (ZS 44) headset then it can work. Cane Creek makes a lower cup that brings the bearing outside of the typical internal head tube. It will not work if your bearings are already external or you have a frame than does not use press-in bearing cups. The link to the lower headset is here:
    Cane Creek 40 Series EC44/40 Bottom Cup > Components > Headsets and Spacers > Headsets | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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