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  1. #1
    Just Wanna Ride!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004

    Carbon Crown and Steerer Tube?

    Anyone know of any issues with the carbon crown and steerer tubes used on the S forks. Sounds like many manufacturers are moving towards carbon parts so it is probably sound, but it is relatively new to mountain biking, so I'm just cautious.

    I know the high end Stumpjumpers have been using them for a few years now and figure somebody would know about problems by now.

    Anyone know if they have any limitations on the forks - weight limits, limits on warranty, recommended replacement after a few years, etc.?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    i had my stumpy for quite a while and it doesnt have any problem
    carbon steerer allow the tapered headtube easier to make + its lighter and stronger than aluminium
    however it must use a extender which is to extand the carbon where the stem clamp on it so that steerer doesnt change shape under clamping force
    +wedge system cannot be used with carbon steerer as well but doesnt really metter coz spilt clamp stems are lighter and works better

    at the end, carbon steerer is lighter, stiffer and as good as alu ones so why not?
    Custom 08 Swork Stumpy FSR
    Custom Revell 250R Jump/4x/street
    Custom '10 Enduro - "sometimes trail ride turns into freeride"

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