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    1994 specialized rockhopper HT - newb

    I just bought a 1994 specialized rockhopper from my friend, and it is in great shape except for the shocks are busted, so I'll have to get a new fork.

    Trouble is, I can't figure out whether it takes a 1" or a 1-1/8" steerer tube. Anybody know which it is? I fear it is a 1". In that case, does anybody have suggestions for 1" forks that won't break the bank?

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    someone has also asked this this week. They were asking for one that is not RST. BUT, nashbar has a 1" RST shock in this months catalog for a decent price and it should be on their website as well. I don't know much about this shock.

    Good luck-

    edit: you should measure the steering tube. I think the 94 hopper should be a 1 1/8' but others could tell you for sure.

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    Also...it should have an threadless headset, right?

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    The busted fork is a Suntour SR duotrack 8001 if that helps.

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    in case it helps i have 2 specialized bikes somewhere between 92 and 96, a hardrock and a street stomper and both have 1 1/8" threaded "quill" stems. which means stuff is kinda hard to find locally but ebay is full of cheap stuff. if you wanna get a cheap suntour or rst or low grade rockshox it should be no trouble. but a good medium-to-high end shock will be hard to find.

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    So a threadless fork wouldn't work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeboyjase
    So a threadless fork wouldn't work?
    I'm no expert on 90's bikes but i think threadless was just coming out around 94 so its tough to say. I definitely wouldn't buy one until you know for sure.

    this site shows the difference between them

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/forkoff.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeboyjase
    So a threadless fork wouldn't work?
    If it's a 1 1/8" threaded fork, you can run any current 1 1/8" threadless fork, all you need is a threadless headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    If it's a 1 1/8" threaded fork, you can run any current 1 1/8" threadless fork, all you need is a threadless headset.
    I didn't know you could do that. thats cool

    also i think i've seen adapters that can go from one to the other. i don't know how well they work though.

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    Go down and measure it. I have a '96 Rockhopper and it turned out to be a 1-1/8" threadless, not sure if that helps you though.
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