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mikster 04-01-19 02:30 PM

Which Crown Race To Buy?
 
I was wondering how to determine what size crown race I need for my 2013 SID RockShox fork running OD2 headset. I have seen crown race go as low as $10 to $80 is this something I shouldn't cheap out on? Can you recommend a reputable brand. Thanks

carlosponti 04-01-19 07:49 PM

what size steerer tube is your fork? if its a tapered steerer tube you need a 1 1/2 inch diameter if its a straight steerer tube you need a 1 1/8 inch diameter. what happened to the crown race that came with your OD2?

mikster 04-01-19 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by carlosponti (Post 20865447)
what size steerer tube is your fork? if its a tapered steerer tube you need a 1 1/2 inch diameter if its a straight steerer tube you need a 1 1/8 inch diameter. what happened to the crown race that came with your OD2?


Hi thanks for the info. Are all tapered tube 1 1/2 inch? I bought my bike from someone locally and he probably lost it or something...I don't know much about bikes therefore didn't even know such part existed until I started looking into why my steering is so stiff. Are there any particular brand I should buy for the crown race?

carlosponti 04-01-19 09:16 PM

i'm not entirely sure but i believe you have to buy the crown race that comes with the headset. its a interference fit on the fork so if you pulled the fork its probably still there. yes tapered fork is 1 1/2 on the crown race part. if you can see on this one the little metal ring should be there on top of the fork crown. if that makes sense to ya. it would be uncommon for the crown race to just fall off. I am betting its still there but maybe the stem was not correctly torqued down. the little button at the top doesnt need to be super tight the bolts around the steerer tube on the sides have to be torqued to spec probably around 9 newton meters.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...72a314cbfa.jpg

carlosponti 04-01-19 09:19 PM

another question is the fork original to the bike? its always possible the guy didnt know about the crown race and swapped forks without it. especially since the crown race has to be removed by a special tool.

mikster 04-01-19 09:49 PM


Originally Posted by carlosponti (Post 20865532)
i'm not entirely sure but i believe you have to buy the crown race that comes with the headset. its a interference fit on the fork so if you pulled the fork its probably still there. yes tapered fork is 1 1/2 on the crown race part. if you can see on this one the little metal ring should be there on top of the fork crown. if that makes sense to ya. it would be uncommon for the crown race to just fall off. I am betting its still there but maybe the stem was not correctly torqued down. the little button at the top doesnt need to be super tight the bolts around the steerer tube on the sides have to be torqued to spec probably around 9 newton meters.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...72a314cbfa.jpg



That totally makes sense. I found a FSA crown race on eBay that should be the one cause my headset is FSA OD2...will contact them for fitment thanks a lot!

mtn_cyclist 04-14-19 07:43 PM

I just bought a crown race from Jensen USA. You need to know the make and model of your head set. Good luck!


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