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    Help with Fork/Spacers/and weight...

    Guys, I'm a bit of a newbie, so pardon the question if it's stupid..

    Just go t a Moots with Fox fork... the shop that built it said that it was no biggie from a performance and weight standpoint to keep the fork "untrimmed" and so I have about a 3-cm popup form my stem (see pics below) that frankly looks kinda cool to me, but I don't want to have it if it's going to hamper my ride, it's quality and performance..

    I'm satisfied with the position of the bar now, so assuming I have no intention to change it, shall I have it trimmed? Or is it like the shop owner said, better to keep the full length incase I decide to upgrade the fork soon and wana sell it?

    Also, is the weight savings even worth sweating? And am I harming the integrity of the bike by not trimming and removing those spacers?

    thanks a lot for your patience..

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    I always keep a small spacer on top for flexibility. The resale of a fork is significantly effected by the lengths of the STeerer tube. I always keep at least 7.75" to 8" and space the headset accordningly. It doesn't hurt the bike or performance to keep any amount on there but it will weigh a few extra grams which in this forum isn't acceptable.

    I'd cut about 1/2 of that off if it keeps it around the 8" mark on the steerer tube. What size frame is it?

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    Ouch...

    Gotta admit though, it seems that a shot from that to the sternum definitely would hurt!!!

    Nice Moots!! Post more pics if ya get a chance!

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    i'll agree with asahi above. the magical length for decent resale seems on forks to be 7.5" and longer. shorter than that, and seems like it's a tough sell.

    cut some off, but keep a bit left for adjustment if you want, or later resale.
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    Thanks guys, got similar but more mixed advise on another forum I hit but for now I'll keep it as is, until I figure out my riding position since I may or may not raise and lower everything...

    As for more pics, I have some posted in another thread, but for the life of me I can't find it now, and there are some on my website (go to my profile) so here are more: Only thing I ask for in return is any constructive weight saving suggestions! based on these pics..







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