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  1. #1
    I Strava Hamburgers
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    Jun 2010

    Steerer length question

    Hey guys.

    Looking to buy a used fork in good condition, the only issue is that its cut to 7 1/2"

    I'm putting it on a Air One 9.. I ride with my stem pretty much slammed, am I going to have enough room to be able to do this?

    XL frame.

  2. #2
    Reputation: llamma's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Is it an Air 9, Air 9 Scandium, One 9, or a One 9 Scandium? The XL Air 9 and One 9 have a 5.7 inch long headtube, while the XL scandium frames are 4.7 inches. Assuming your stem is about 1 inch long, and you have an Internal headset, then you might just squeak by with enough room. If it's a scandium frame and/or you have an Integrated headset, then I think you'd be perfectly fine.

    I am by no means and expert, so hopefully others will chime in.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
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    May 2006
    For the scandium you are looking at about 35mm each for external headset and stem, so almost 3". That plus 4.7" means 7.7" and probably a bit short on the steerer tube. However the steerer is designed to be cut a few mm below the top of the stem and you can get away with maybe 5 to 10mm below the top of your stem and still have safe and secure clamping.

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