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Taper to non taper conversion - does it work?

MagnePangeMagnePange Posts: 38
edited July 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello!
Just one more tech issue - then I will leave you alone =)
I have a bike with a taper shape frame.

I think about a fork that has a non - taper shape - for my bike (RockShox Lyrik Coil). Canyon has some kind of device to fit a non taper fork to a taper frame. They claim this works. Anyone that has a second opinion to give?

Cheers
MP

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    There are many headsets out there that do this as well. There are also oversize crowns for some headsets.

    So yes it is posible. Presuming the fork has a 1 1/8 th steerer tube.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • MagnePangeMagnePange Posts: 38
    nicklouse wrote:
    There are many headsets out there that do this as well. There are also oversize crowns for some headsets.

    So yes it is posible. Presuming the fork has a 1 1/8 th steerer tube.
    Thank´s - do you know if it works as well as fitting a taper fork to a dito frame? To me it sems like it should work out fine. But as they say: better safe than sorry.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Makes no difference other than the claimed benefits of a tapered steerer.

    Whatever they may be.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • MagnePangeMagnePange Posts: 38
    That´s a good question!

    Thank´s

    / MP
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