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    Questions about threaded and threadless forks

    Hi guys. I have a cheap mtb thats has a rigid fork and i want to convert it to a suspension fork. But there arent really that much suspension forks that have a 1 inch steerer tube but i found one. If i replace it why would i need to replace the cups too? I cant use the old cups and bearings?

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    You got it, threadless and threaded steerers require different headset cups. Some headset brands require only a new top cap (like Cane Creek). The install is easy with the right tools, but I recommend you have a bike shop do it because the specialized tools are expensive. You can get a low-end Cane Creek or Tioga headset, which should be fine, or you can go flashy. The end result will be the same.

    Have fun and be safe, you really donít want to hack something together and lose steering control on a downhill.

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    Also, before you go off buying stuff, you want to make sure that you're bike IS 1 inch, not saying it isn't but making sure saves the headache if it turns out to be 1-1/8.
    So then you'll also need the threadless headset and a threadless stem (and make siure that that has the right size to fit your bar - unlikely to not fit if 1 inch but you never know).
    All the gear and no idea.

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