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    Overdrive 2

    I'm trying to understand Giant's Overdrive 2 system. Can the fork be swapped on to another mtb other than Giant? If not, can I send the fork back to Fox and them install a different size steer tube?

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    Pretty sure no and no. Specifically made for the od2, and as far as I know steerer tubes cannot be swapped
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    to use a standard fork you can replace with a standard bearing, so I would assume that you could use an OD2 fork on another bike as well if you used the correct bearing. my understanding is that the headtubes are the same... someone correct me if im wrong im just going on what ive read in the past

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    ^that's my understanding as well.

    As long as you have the (upper) OD2 headset (and stem!) you're good to go.
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    The replies are correct. It all comes down to the upper bearing of the headset.
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    yep, dropped the OD2 fox 32 talas that came on my trance for a standard F34 Factory. Just had to replace the upper bearing and cup to standard, as well as stem.

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