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    KONA HONZO ... what is the fork's head tube length for a small 16" frame?

    ... just like the title suggests, I'm trying to find out the total length of the head tube on the stock fork for a small/16" Honzo. (crown to top of neck ... stock setting)

    Currently I'm getting parts ready for when Kona releases their 2014 Honzo frames ... with this, I'd like to find out the total length of head tube I'll need to find. Especially since you can find some pretty good deals on forks with shorter head tubes ... I just want to make sure I don't get on too short.

    Thanks!

    Any info is appreciated!
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    Yeah so terminology first;
    Head tube is on the frame, the frame only
    Steerer tube is on the fork. Your minimum steerer tube length needs to be greater than the total "stack height" of the frame head tube length+headset stack height + stem stack height.

    On my small Honzo, the frame head tube length is 3.5".
    My fork steerer tube length is 6.25", that's with a king headset, chromag stem & 1cm spacer. Stock Kona headset and stem may have different stack heights.

    Hope that helps!

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    Right On!
    Thanks FM ... that helps a lot!
    That steer tube length is even shorter than I figured ... cool, now I can go hunting for a used fork without questioning myself about if I figured out the length correctly.
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