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    outside agitator redmist's Avatar
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    hello all-

    i am a relative newbie to mtb and i have what may be a silly question. i have a trek bruiser 1 which i use as transportation in nyc and some hard pack trails on long island and i was looking to update the rigid forks. i found one used front shock that looks pretty good, but i've looked up the specs on my bike and it says that the bike steerer's length is 183 mm (7.32 inches). the used front shock i am looking to buy says that the steerer is 7.25 inches (181.25 mm) long. Is this going to be a problem?

    should i find a fork with a longer steerer and have it cut down to that exact size?

    sry for all the stupid questions, i am a newbie and still learning.


    bye and thanks-
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    Kona_roastbika is YOUNG
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    you the fork that you are buying is a shorter steer tube and if you ever get a fork with a long steer tube just get spacers and never cut down a steer tube cause if you decide to sell the fork it might be short for the other people and you will hav ea hard time selling.

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    well i dont think a difference of 2 mm will be much of a problem
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    outside agitator redmist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by **P.3/RiDeR{
    well i dont think a difference of 2 mm will be much of a problem
    can anyone else confirm this?



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    Kona_roastbika is YOUNG
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    just get a new steer tube put in for $60 or buy a fork with a longer steertube SIMPLE!
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