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Difference between tapered and non-tapered

Felipe2105Felipe2105 Posts: 68
edited August 2014 in MTB workshop & tech

I'm a bit of a noob but I'm thinking of changing my front forks soon. Apparently mine are non tapered, does that mean I need another non-tapered set?

Just wouldn't mind knowing the difference between the two? :)


  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    The steerer not the fork is either tapered or not.
    If you have a standard 1 -1/8th Headtube then you'll need 1-1/8 ie non tapered Forks.
    If your headtube is over-sized then you'll be able to fit tapered forks but you'll also need a tapered head-set.
    Tapered steerers are 1-1/8th at the top and 1.5" at the bottom.
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