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    Fourth bike, fourth headtube size

    Bike 1: '88 Specialized Rockhopper. 1" head tube
    Bike 2: '93 Cannondale M700. 1 1/4" head tube
    Bike 3: '05 Fetish Discipline. 1 1/8" headtube
    Bike 4: '12 Yeti ASR-5. 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" tapered headtube

    So what are your guesses for the next "standard?" I'm thinking 1 1/4" to 1" reverse taper.

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    [QUOTE=KevinGT;10299622]Bike 1: '88 Specialized Rockhopper. 1" head tube
    Bike 2: '93 Cannondale M700. 1 1/4" head tube
    Bike 3: '05 Fetish Discipline. 1 1/8" headtube
    Bike 4: '12 Yeti ASR-5. 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" tapered headtube

    So what are your guesses for the next "standard?" I'm thinking 1 1/4" to 1" reverse taper.[/QUOTE

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    Next Standard ?
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    Well, you still need to buy two other bikes then. Giant uses "overdrive 2" as do several other companies. It's 1 1/2 to 1 1/4. Some smaller boutique builders use a 44mm HT rather than make a tapered one.

    Oh, and of course you need to try a Cannondale with a 1 1/2 straight HT.
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    i doubt at this point we will get anything new. i predict 44zs and tapered will become the norm for mtb and all else will fall away.

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