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Old 05-02-06, 04:20 PM   #1
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Cannondale 1 1/8ths switch to 1.5?

does anybody know when cannondale switched to 1.5 from 1 1/8th on their MTB's?

i have a 97 thats 1 1/8th and a 99 that is 1.5. but then i saw a 2001 that was 1 1/8th.

what gives?
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The M models never switched. The first headshock was around '93 maybe, so that would be the first 1.5.
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Was that even a real 1.5? It was their own version, it definately didn't follow (as it was before) the 1.5 standard.
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so when they switched to F's thoose are 1.5? and the M's are 1 1/8ths? hardtail wise..
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Maelstrom's right - - the Cannondale Headshok was not a true 1.5. It was their own proprietary 1.5-ish setup to accomodate the Headshok. I think Cane Creek makes a converter headset to go to 1 1/8", but that's about it. As far as I know, no converter headset or reducer for the newer 1.5 standard will work in a C'dale.
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so when they switched to F's thoose are 1.5? and the M's are 1 1/8ths? hardtail wise..
yes, although they made some 1" and 1.25" early on as well.

Maelstrom.. I just took a caliper to my headshok steerer and got about 1.560", so I guess they aren't exactly 1.5"... I never knew.
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yes, although they made some 1" and 1.25" early on as well.

Maelstrom.. I just took a caliper to my headshok steerer and got about 1.560", so I guess they aren't exactly 1.5"... I never knew.
I just remember lots of discussion about it early on. I didn't remember the details but I do know, reading the 1.5 standard website that headshock wasn't "standard" ...
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I just remember lots of discussion about it early on. I didn't remember the details but I do know, reading the 1.5 standard website that headshock wasn't "standard" ...
It's actually 40mm (1.575").

My 1991 M400 had a 1" steerer.

My 1993 Delta V was the 40mm as was my 1999 F1000 and my 2002 Jekyll 700.

There are adapters out there and Cane Creek does make one from 40mm to 1-1/8". It ain't cheap, but it'll git-er done.
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