Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sat 13/Dec/14 3:35pm

Anyone have forks that would fit the funky Giant OD 2 steerer? Cheers
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 13/Dec/14 4:54pm

New headset oi! fit any fork cept a 1.5 straight steererer. ;)

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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sat 13/Dec/14 6:30pm

Does that mean I have to buy a new headset?
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 13/Dec/14 8:41pm

caniwi wrote:Does that mean I have to buy a new headset?


Yes, if you buy a new headset you will be able to buy most types of modern fork steerers to fit your giant frame, and then also be able to use any regular 1 1/8" stem as well
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sat 13/Dec/14 9:10pm

So what if I don't get a new headset-what are the measurements I should be looking at for some new forks?
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 13/Dec/14 9:24pm

What model of giant? but if it has had an OD2 fork in there you are looking for a 1 1/4" upper with a 1.5" lower. You will pretty much only find these used out of a Giant OD2 bike.
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sat 13/Dec/14 11:45pm

Hi again
What if the fork says 1.5 with a tapered top? Can I assume it is 1/8th?
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sat 13/Dec/14 11:48pm

Hi again
What if the fork says 1.5 with a tapered top? Can I assume it is 1/8th? What about this one, would this work?

2014 Fox Float 34, 27.5, 160mm, CDT
Adjustable Rebound & Compression, Lockout
Tapered 1.5"- 1-1/8" Alloy Steerer
170mm steerer
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby AgrAde on Sun 14/Dec/14 12:13am

Yeah, "tapered" means 1.5 bottom 1 1/8 top. I'd definitely buy a normal fork and replace the headset to suit. You'll never find what you're looking for otherwise.
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby caniwi on Sun 14/Dec/14 12:23am

Where do I find a new giant headset and how much am I looking at?
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby AgrAde on Sun 14/Dec/14 2:30am

I'm fairly certain that the frames are just a normal standard size, but the bearings are thinner than normal to allow for the bigger steerer. Any bike shop should be able to help you out since it doesn't need to be a special Giant one, but it might pay to check first because I'm not 100% certain :)
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 14/Dec/14 9:20am

you want an FSA number 57 headset, your LBS should be able to source one from Wide Open.
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Re: Wanted: 160mm Forks Compatible With Giant Overdrive 2

Postby pushbikerider on Sun 14/Dec/14 9:54am

shmoodiver wrote:you want an FSA number 57 headset, your LBS should be able to source one from Wide Open.


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