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    2010 Scott Scale 29 fork replacement

    Hey guys,

    I'm considering changing my fork to a 15 mm from the standard QR.

    In researching, i came across this article which states a tapered steerer can be used with using the right headset.

    Scott Scale 29 Comp Review - BikeRadar

    While it comes rigged for a straight-gauge steerer, a tapered fork can be used if you fit a larger diameter external bottom cup.

    I could obvously use a fork with a straight steerer, but if the tapered can be used, it should be even stiffer.

    So, my question, has anyone successfully done this, and if so, what parts did you use?

    I also read this thread about not using a King headset:

    WARNING-Do not use a King Headset on the new Sparks!


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    Interesting review. I have a '12 Scale Team which seems to only share the frame and wheels. I can't believe that I've never heard/read that our bikes can be converted to a tapered steerer. You would think that would be a huge selling point. I guess it's not really a tapered tube since it would have to be a 1 1/2" tube converted to a taper. I would also like to go with a 15mm QR hub.
    I am planning on upgrading my fork to a Manitou Tower Pro to accommodate my status as a Clydesdale(255 lbs and dropping). It would be great if I could buy a version of the fork that I could transfer to a new bike down the road.
    Let me know if you find an answer please.
    I wouldn't bother upgrading to the Rockshox xc32 TK that came on my bike, I doubt it's any better than yours. It is heavy, unpredictable and it is leaking after one month. The springs for it are $50 which is almost half the cost of the fork.


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    Adam, cane creek makes a 44OD to 1.5 tape external cup headset.

    2012 Cane Creek 40 Series 44 Tapered Headset - Competitive Cyclist


    This will raise your stack height but you should be ok. I've done this setup to several customers.

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    Thanks Pumaking.
    Could we just buy the bottom?
    Amazon.com: Cane Creek 40-Series Traditional 44 Race Bottom Headset OE: Sports & Outdoors
    Sorry for the hijack Swerny, I just figured it'd be OK since we had the same question about the same bike.

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    Yes, you can buy the bottom. It was just quicker to post up the one I posted but yes it is offered bottom only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treebumper View Post
    Thanks Pumaking.
    Could we just buy the bottom?
    Amazon.com: Cane Creek 40-Series Traditional 44 Race Bottom Headset OE: Sports & Outdoors
    Sorry for the hijack Swerny, I just figured it'd be OK since we had the same question about the same bike.

    Adam
    No worries, thanks for the responses and info!

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    Does the headset and/or bottom cup come with the bearings?

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    Yes as well as the crown race.

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    So, has anyone run a 120 MM travel fork on their Scale 29?

    Thinking a lighter version of the Trek Stache.

    I am looking to run a Fox Float 29 120....Kashima/Fit/15QR
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    Anyhow, I went so far as to buy a 2012 Fox Float 29 120....Kashima/Fit/15QR fork with plans to run it on my Scale.

    I then decided to sell my bike and bought the actual bike I was impersonating.

    Proud new owner of a Trek Stache 8.

    EDIT: Fox fork is sold
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    Dang that sucks, i just changed my fork to 120mm on my Scott Scale 29 and it ROCKs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    Dang that sucks, i just changed my fork to 120mm on my Scott Scale 29 and it ROCKs.
    I'm sure it does...but I got a good offer for my Scott and a great deal on the Stache.
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    Re: 2010 Scott Scale 29 fork replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I'm sure it does...but I got a good offer for my Scott and a great deal on the Stache.
    :beer: right on, I just wanted to chime in since I had done it and argue against trading a HT for another HT ...but too late.

    But yeah, the 120mm with this particular fork is just...perfect for this frame. I couldn't be happier, and in fact it solved a number of problems for me....only cuz this fork was 10mm A2C shorter than the original.




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