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Bikes: '02 C'dale Jekyll 700, '04 C'dale R1000 Double
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In order to use any fork other than a C-dale fork on a C-dale with a Headshok or Lefty you need to replace the headset as well. C-dale uses a 1 1/2" headtube and a headset fork combo to match. Fox and other suspension forks are generally 1 1/8" steerer tubes I believe, so you'd need to install a reducer headset. I know Cane Creek makes such a beast, and I believe FSA might as well.
Personally, I'd look into this option carefully, it's more involved obviously than simply swapping out the fork. Chances are that a non-Headshox fork will change the geometry of the bike and therefore it's handling characteristics since it will probably elevate the front end of the bike. That being said, people to swap the forks on C-dales, I've seen it and since several companies offer the necessary parts, that should speak for itself. Good luck.
Last edited by skunkty14; 11-16-04 at 05:19 PM.