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Old 03-17-17, 07:07 AM
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Steerer tube length question

Just picked up a shiny new mountain bike. Its a 2016 Niner Air 9 (alloy) and I love everything about it, except for the HEAVY rock shox XC32. I'd love to replace it with something a lot lighter like a Manitou Marvel Pro or a Reba. To save a few bucks I can score a mint used one for cheap, but most have the steerer cut. Does anyone have any experience with this frame and know the size range I can get away with? It's a medium, and yes I know I can take everything apart and figure it out myself but I figured i'd check here first and save myself the headache.
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Originally Posted by dplevy81 View Post
I know I can take everything apart and figure it
Why take it apart?

Just measure from the top of the crown to the top of the stem.
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Why don't you just measure the existing total stack height then subtract a few mm depending on what lower-stack headset you may also need to get away with a shorter-but-close cut steer tube?

Edit - - I guess I just echoed Cobba.

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