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stem and forks

Matty9419Matty9419 Posts: 3
edited December 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi I have a carrera fury frame and I have just received some rockshox recon silver forks, the steerer tube is 175mm long and the steerer tube sticks out 38mm past the head tube is this sufficient enough to work safely and enough for a stem to clamp onto and be safe



  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Depends on the stem - the top of the stem should ideally be 2-5mm higher than the steerer.
  • So the steerer tube of the fork isnt to short to use
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Was that a question or a statement or something else?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Matty9419 wrote:
    So the steerer tube of the fork isnt to short to use

    Like supersonic said, as long as you have 2-5mm of the stem above the top of the fork steerer then yes it should be ok.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    But it means that you will never be able to experiment with bar height if that is your kind of thing...
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