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    new spot fork question?

    just ordered a 2011 5 spot.i know the 44mm headtube will take a tapered fork.but i have a 2011 fox float 150 that's a 1 1/8 steer tube can i still use it?any info from the homers would be great.thanks

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    Yeah you can use it with either a King Inset or cane creek internal headset. I'm currently running a 1 1/8 float 160 on mine. Hope that helps.

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    I think Cane creek also makes a conventional style headset for the 44mm ht which you may want to consider with a 150 fork. If you use the internal it'll make the bb a little lower but it'll also steepen the ha a little.
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    Cane Creek & Chris King have base plates which will allow you to use a 1 1/8" steerer with their 44-44 tapered headsets. CK's Grip Lock version should be out now, give them a call.
    This set-up will preserve the designed GEO & allow you to use a tapered set-up in the future.
    Or you can use this.

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    the headsets i've found all have a bottom cup height of 4mm.does any one know what the head angle would be with a fox float 150? thanks for all the info.the link to the nukeproof headset might be the ticket to keeping the geo. slack

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    44-44 Tapered headsets have an external lower cup, combined with a 1 1/2" - 1 1/8" base plate reducer the ride height & Geo will be the same as with a tapered fork as listed on the 5 Spot Geo Chart. Cane Creek Tapered headset cups are sold separately, there are several to choose from. Chris King 44-44 tapered grip lock headsets should be available, I called last month & they said Mid April. There may be others but all 44-44 tapered headsets will have an external bottom cup.

    The nuke proof HS will be a similar height but does not require a reducing base plate.

    As I mentioned im my previous post a tapered headset with reducing base will allow you to run a tapered fork without changing the headset.

    If you like slack another option would be the Cane Creek Angle Set +_ .5 or +_ 1 deg, I have not seen a picture of the 44-44 angle set but I think it has an external bottom cup. The angle set will only work with a 1 1/8" steereer & should be available now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65mtn
    just ordered a 2011 5 spot.i know the 44mm headtube will take a tapered fork.but i have a 2011 fox float 150 that's a 1 1/8 steer tube can i still use it?any info from the homers would be great.thanks
    The effect an internal lower cup will have on your head angle is negligible; unless you're a pro you won't feel a difference. Tire profile will have more of a factor. Increase the ride height on your fork by 4mm. Remember, this new 5 Spot has less sag, so reducing sag on your fork by 4mm won't hurt or may add balance. Get an internal Chris King. No big deal.
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