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Pick a fork (RS vs Magura)

Old 10-19-17, 04:48 PM
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Pick a fork (RS vs Magura)

I'm not up to date on hardly anything that's come out in the last 15 years. I have a new bike, it's a 26 with q/r and I want to replace the 100mm XC28. Not racing or anything, I just ride hard and want to lighten the front end up.

Two choices, both are @ 1400g w/ tapered steerers:

Magura TS8 R100 $440


RS Sid XX Solo Air $400


And for a total newb question, my frame has a tapered HT with integrated headset (currently has an adapter for a straight steerer tube). I assume I would need one like this?


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For headsets, start with the Cane Creek Headset finder:


I'm thinking you might need only the crown race. That's probably a $15 item. When I ran a straight-tube fork on a tapered frame, it was the crown race on the fork that was extra wide to accommodate the tapered headset. When I switched to a tapered fork in the same frame, all I did was to install an appropriate crown race on the new fork.
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