Replacement Giant carbon forks

Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts

Replacement Giant carbon forks

Postby SmellyTofu » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:20 pm

I want to weigh up my options to replacing my carbon forks after a clip stack and an object falling on the forks themselves. I want to know what do people do to replace their Giant forks especially given they use the Overdrive 2 odd-ball size.
User avatar
SmellyTofu
 
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:01 pm
Location: Obviously not on the bike when I'm online in Sydney

by BNA » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:43 am

BNA
 

Re: Replacement Giant carbon forks

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:43 am

Pick any tapered fork and a new tapered headset. The top of the Overdrive 2 headtube apparently has the same internal diameter as a typical tapered headtube. Just a thinner top cup to cope with the fatter 1 1/4" steerer. So bang out the old headset and give it a measure...to be sure. Should be either 41.1 or 43.95 depending on headset type (integrated or integral).
User avatar
silentbutdeadly
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:52 am
Location: Somewhere flat...

Re: Replacement Giant carbon forks

Postby durianrider » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Id run a Giant fork. The geometry and hence handling might be affected. See what your LBS has laying around.
durianrider
 
Posts: 293
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:43 am


Return to Buying a bike / parts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot]



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit