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    '13 Fuel EX5 tapered steerer?

    On the site it says it has a tapered frame but the fork crown doesn't appear to be big enough for a tapered steerer. I haven't seen one in person so I'm going from stock photos. Can anyone confirm it?

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    '13 Fuel EX5 tapered steerer?

    I have an ex 5. The frame has a tapered head tube, but the fork, a RS Recon Silver, is a straight 1 1/8'steerer. It just uses a 'reducer' fork crown to mate the straight fork to the tapered HS.

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    So the crown race is just enlarged itself and it has a proper tapered headset ready for a 1.5 steertube?
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    '13 Fuel EX5 tapered steerer?

    Yes

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    So does the Fox float 34 fit the frame?

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    Yes. It should fit without a problem
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    You will need a different headset for a tapered steerer.
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