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Carbon fork - MAX steerer length?

Old 06-19-07, 04:16 AM
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Carbon fork - MAX steerer length?

What's the maximum length that a carbon steering tube can stick out of the HT?
I read somewhere that it's around 40mm. Is this true?
I'd like to upgrade my fork, but 40mm would put me lower that i'd like to be.

Sub, or pre-question - Can a steerer extender be removed? I have something similar to the Delta extender, and i think i don't need it anymore.

Thanks.

EDIT :Road bike, of course.

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Old 06-19-07, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by http://www.reynoldscomposites.com/faq.html
How many spacers can I use?
On an 1 1/8” fork you can use a maximum of 4.0 cm/1.58” of spacers.
On a 1” fork you can use a maximum of 2.5 cm/1.0” of spacers.
some bike shops are even more conservative and use 30mm max on the 1 1/8" tube

You just have to use a stem with more rise.
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Old 06-19-07, 07:05 AM
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I think some Easton forks allow 50mm. In general its 40cm or lower.
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For a 1" carbon steerer the usual recommendation is 25 mm (1") maximum. for a 1-1/8" carbon steerer the usual maximum is 30 to 40 mm but Easton allows 50 mm on their forks.

Would an up-angle stem, say a 6 or 10 stem installed in the higher position, give you the bar height you want?
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