Does a 34mm fork w/ a 1 1/8" steer tube exist?

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Does a 34mm fork w/ a 1 1/8" steer tube exist?
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Posted: Aug 9, 2013 at 12:06 Quote
I have a 2010 Yeti 575 that I want to beef up and turn into a bit more capable all mountain bike. I want to replace my Fox Float 32 150 with a Fox Float 34 160. The problem is that my bike was built in the last year they made them with the 1 1/8" steer tube. So far I haven't been able to find a fork w 34mm stanchions that aren't tapered. Does anyone know if such a fork exists? Otherwise, maybe I'm looking to the 36mm. Any thoughts?

Posted: Aug 9, 2013 at 12:08 Quote
Of course if I go to a 36 then I'm also going to a 20mm axle vs a 15 which means buying a new wheel. It's all starting to sound very expensive. Not to mention the significant weight difference.

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 at 1:29 Quote
If you go with a 36, you can get an adapter to change the 20mm axle to your current wheel setup. Quite cheap.

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 at 5:56 Quote
mxracer78 wrote:
If you go with a 36, you can get an adapter to change the 20mm axle to your current wheel setup. Quite cheap.

No Kidding.... Thanks, that's super helpful info. I had no idea such a thing existed. I'm definitely going to look into that. I started thinking that at some point I'ts going to make a lot more sense just selling the bike I have and starting from scratch. But this seems like I can make some modifications on a little bit of a budget and hold off for a couple more years on getting a new bike.

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 at 11:42 Quote
mxracer78 wrote:
If you go with a 36, you can get an adapter to change the 20mm axle to your current wheel setup. Quite cheap.
Some 15mm hubs can be converted to take 20mm axles, but are you saying you can get an adapter to use a 15mm wheel on a 20mm fork? I haven't heard of that...

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 at 18:25 Quote
I think he was saying, unless I misunderstood, that my hub that is currently set up for a 15mm axle can be retrofitted to accept a 20mm axle. Which I would need if I were to switch to a 36 fork. Did I understand that correctly?

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 at 18:26 Quote
By the way, any thoughts on the pros and or cons of making the change?

Posted: Aug 13, 2013 at 11:43 Quote
Check the a-c heights for the different forks, the 36s are taller than the 34s at the same travel, I think.

Posted: Aug 14, 2013 at 23:21 Quote
kdiggity wrote:
I think he was saying, unless I misunderstood, that my hub that is currently set up for a 15mm axle can be retrofitted to accept a 20mm axle. Which I would need if I were to switch to a 36 fork. Did I understand that correctly?
I thought I saw adapters that you could put on your hub and/or possibly the fork stanchions that would allow you to use a 15mm axle in a fork that has a 20mm axle hole.
Here's another option...if possible, change your headset to a tapered one, I believe that might be easier.
Check this site out.
http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/05/20/new-cane-creek-headset-system-allows-tapered-steerer-forks-on-straight-1-18-headtubes/

Good luck

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