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Straight fork into Tapered headtube

GordybabyGordybaby Posts: 9
edited September 2019 in MTB workshop & tech
I have just brought a orange crush frame to do a build with my son. He has fox forks with a straight steerer tube. There is a cane creek xiix tapered headset fitted.
What is the best way to convert to accommodate the straight forks. I have seen a crown race reducer but not sure which one I need but also wanted to ask if I can buy a bottom headset cup that reduces the size.
Any info would be greatly recieved.



  • Hi Gordon,

    You can indeed buy a lower headset adaptor that allows you to use a straight steerer in a tapered frame.

    Some manufacturers now offer mix n max headset options, you buy the upper and lower separately based on what you need.

    I know that Hope do them and I recently bought a Nukeproof version (cheaper!). ... 4294966842

    You just need to make sure that you get the appropriate version for your frame.

    I hope that helps a bit.

    *EDIT* forgot to ask that the Fox fork travel is appropriate for the frame you have?
    "Ride, crash, replace"
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