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    1.5" vs 1 1/8" headtube

    What are the pros and cons? I'm currently riding a 1.5 with e-13 reducer cups and an fsa orbit is headset. The new frame I'm looking at is a 1 1/8". Any info about either and what would be better for FR and resort riding would be great. One of the things making me hesitant about the azonic b-52 is the headtube size.

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    not gonna be a problem unless you want to run a 1.5" steerer tube fork... the only reason I can see for doing that is a long travel single crown.... So if you're a dual crown kinda guy, I wouldn't see a problem with the 1 1/8" head tube...
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    1.5" headtubes also expose more surface for welding. So they're supposed to be marginally stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    1.5" headtubes also expose more surface for welding. So they're supposed to be marginally stronger.
    So i've heard but for the average rider is it really that big of a deal? I'm not doing red bull rampage sh!t here. I'm progressing and ride hard but I'm also realistic. I just want to make sure I'm not making a mistake by getting a 1 1/8" frame. FWIW I'm going to run a boxxer ride for a little while and either go to an 888 or a 66.

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