Greetings. I bought a used Rockhopper frame I want to build up. The first order of business is some suspension forks. I'm wondering about the length of the steerer tube. I'm looking at a set of forks on Ebay that has a 9" long steerer tube. I'm wondering if that's enough. The length of the head tube on my frame is about 6 3/4" With the headset and the stem, I'm wondering how long of a steerer I need.
I'm also wondering if there's a standard length steerer length when you buy a new fork. I'd like it as long as possible so I'd have options for how high I could mount my bars. I'm 6'4". One of the criticisms I have of my old Stumpjumper from the 80's is how much lower my bars are than my saddle. I think the salesman sold me a frame that wasn't quite big enough for me. I want to make sure my "new" bike fits better.