October 3, 2013

Tapered steerer rigid forks?

Yep, I’ve done it. Yep, I’ll do it for you too. But buyer beware:
-You won’t get any improvement in ride quality. If anything it’ll probably be harsher.
-It’ll cost you a cool $75 extra.
-It’s heavier by ~50-150 grams depending on the fork (ie depending on whether I’d use an SL steerer or standard).
-You can easily just use an adapter baseplate ($12) from King or Cane Creek and run a 1 1/8 straight steerer on your tapered headtube.

Thanks to Mike for the pics!