Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    211

    2007 Sultan - what are my options

    Looking for a new fork, but I believe the head tube is 41mm so i cannot take advantage of the non tapered to tapered conversion kits.

    Are there any new forks 1 1/8 non tapered forks being built?

    other options other than a new bike?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: starre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    719
    Have a look on e-bay. I saw a x-fusion 120 mm straight steerer (1 1/8") so they are available. I would also call a local Fox repair shop and see what they have to offer maybe second hand. In my opinion the 120mm on the Sultan is much much better than the original 100 mm (there weren't 120mm forks for 29er at the time) and it gave my bike a 2nd life. Get the fork with 15mm thru axle ( the original 120 mm fork from Fox was QR and less stiff and the original 100 mm QR RS Reba was a noodle. I prefer the regular offset fork I think 44 mm but I don't know if it is available anymore (maybe on a 2nd hand Fox fork). The Gary Fisher inspired 51 mm offset seems to be the standard today. I'm still riding my 07 Sultan 10 years and on the 120mm Fox fork for the past 4 years. For not too rough cross country and keeping in shape it's fine.



    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoBiker View Post
    Looking for a new fork, but I believe the head tube is 41mm so i cannot take advantage of the non tapered to tapered conversion kits.

    Are there any new forks 1 1/8 non tapered forks being built?

    other options other than a new bike?

  3. #3
    connisseur
    Reputation: Tickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    601
    I still have my 2008 frame in my shop, rode it for 5 years and hung it up. Tried to sell it but couldn't give it away with 1 1/8 headtube.

    Yeah a 120 fork with straight steerer are out there cheap

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    211
    thanks for the advice

  5. #5
    The Bubble Wrap Hysteria
    Reputation: mtnbiker4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,687
    Trade it in on the new Sultan

Similar Threads

  1. WTB a rocker arm for 2007 Sultan
    By ncbiker in forum Turner
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 12:55 PM
  2. 2007 Sultan still swings
    By starre in forum Turner
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-14-2012, 12:24 AM
  3. 2007-2008 Sultan Geometry?
    By Epicrider in forum Turner
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-11-2012, 09:23 AM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-01-2011, 10:40 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 09:31 AM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.