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Old 01-05-14, 09:45 AM   #1
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Rigid fork options on specialised cross trail elite disc

I read that a popular fork for people wanting to go rigid on their crosstrails is the kona project 2.
I have just bought a pair from fleabay and am going to convert front brake to cantilever to suit fork. I have noticed however that the steerer is threaded! Can I use threaded steerer on my clamp style stock set up?
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Old 01-05-14, 01:05 PM   #2
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No. You cannot use a threaded fork with a threadless headset. Back in the day, riders would grind the threads off shimano headsets to use them with threadless setups, but you cannot go the other way

You can get a threaded headset and stem but I would just get the right fork. And I wouldnt go rim brakes from discs. If anything, I would go hydro over cable

700c, 1 1/8" threadless, disc, suspension adjusted P2 is what you want. Does your current wheelset have rim braking tracks?
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Old 01-05-14, 03:51 PM   #3
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Pretty sure my old '06 or '07 Crosstrail had disc rims. Also note,was this a new or used fork? If used,make certain there is enough steerer tube for your setup.
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Old 01-06-14, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yes they were used but stem was long enough. Just checked rims and they are disk only anyway.....doh!

Oh well, worth a thought....!
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