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    Headset and Headtube issues.

    Hi Salsa Gang.
    I have a medium 2011 El-Mar Ti which has a 100mm head tube. I have a standard CK1+1/8th headset which I think adds some height to the headtube. I have 10mm of spacer on top of my stem and zero under it so I don't have much spare steerer tube on my fork.

    I see the medium Spearfish has a 120mm headtube so my first reaction was that since I only have 10mm of spacers and the spearfish headtube is 20mm longer than mine, that I couldn't fit my fork on a Spearfish. However I see that the Spearfish uses a 'zero-stack' headset rather than a traditional one.

    So my question to you experts is can I fit my fork on a medium Spearfish?

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    Total stack from crown race seat to top face of upper cup assembly for a CaneCreek 110 ZS tapered in a 120mm Spearfish headtube is 132mm. Hope that helps.

    - PK @ Salsa

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    Yes - thank you. I put a caliper on my El-Mar headtube with Chris King and I reckon that's about the same total stack so also taking into account my 10mm of spacers I reckon I'd have no problem fitting my current Fox on a medium Spearfish.
    Regards, Tim

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