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Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:54 pm

Hey everyone I'm new here and I have an issue. I have a Giant Yukon FX 2008 and I would like to know what kind of headset do I need to buy for a tapered steer fork currently running RockShox Dart1 1" 1/8 steer looking to upgrade to a RockShox Recon silver tk tapered steer. If possible can u guys tell me the size of the headset (diameter).

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:06 pm

Does your frame support a tapered steerer? What sort of headset is it now (photo's?), if it's external you can't fit a tapered (at all, ever).
Photo's suggest it is external http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/33 ... Yukon.html

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:10 pm

I not to sure if my frame support tapered steer but right now its running zero stack headset from crab creek. I believe the headtube diameter is 49.57 mm. I'll try to get photo soon.

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:12 pm

Zero stack will be a headtube ID of 44mm and you need an internal (top) external (bottom) combo to run tapered.

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:28 pm

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby nicklouse » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:32 pm

a tapered fork will not fit without a rather expensive headset. and even then it might not fit as the headtube is waisted.

standared internal headtube there.
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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Wed Nov 07, 2012 05:08 am

Just wondering would this headset work with the frame and fork.

http://store.canecreek.com/products/pro ... t=1&i=all&

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby The Rookie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:12 am

Yes, but as Nick pointed out, the headtube is wasted and the tapered steerer may not fit inside it.

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:49 am

could you guys explain what "headtube is wasted" mean?

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:30 am

thinner in the middle. not a straight tube.
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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby 97th choice » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:25 am

Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.
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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:43 pm

97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:58 pm

bubbleride wrote:
97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.

Where do you read tapered steerer? Rebas come with straight and tapered.
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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Wed Nov 07, 2012 14:35 pm

cooldad wrote:
bubbleride wrote:
97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.

Where do you read tapered steerer? Rebas come with straight and tapered.


This this call Google
http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/reba-rl

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 14:55 pm

bubbleride wrote:
cooldad wrote:
bubbleride wrote:
97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.

Where do you read tapered steerer? Rebas come with straight and tapered.


This this call Google
http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/reba-rl

he was refering to the post. no where did 97th state he had fitted a fork with a tapered steerer.

and like i said with a waisted head tube the chances of getting the steerer into it is reduced.

and then will the headset fit? a 15mm inset depth is needed. and the waist in the head tube means that i am fairly sure it will not fit.

here is an example of the headset

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=55502
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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:04 pm

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby The Rookie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:15 pm

bubbleride wrote:
cooldad wrote:
bubbleride wrote:
97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.

Where do you read tapered steerer? Rebas come with straight and tapered.


This this call Google
http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/reba-rl

OK I'm outing you as a troll :wink:

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby bubbleride » Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:38 pm

Nicklouse: do u think there might be a chance of using this headset
http://store.canecreek.com/products/pro ... t=1&i=all&
Is 12 mm depth smaller than nukeproof

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Re: Giant Headsets Help

Postby 97th choice » Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:57 pm

bubbleride wrote:
97th choice wrote:Just for info a mate put a 120mm reba on his and is very happy with it.

same frame and tapered steer as well and thank that was very helpful.



No, as the wise old men above have said. :D

It's a is straight steerer but 120mm rather than the 100mm you are looking at. Just an option if you would like a bit more travel.

One thing to remember if buying second hand is that the yukon frame needs quite a long steerer length, measure yours when removing it.
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