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Captainkirk

Fork Steerer Length - Inspired console

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Hello All,

I'm currenly building up an old inspired console and cant help but notice the steerer length on the inspired forks seem particuarly long, and so require me to have around 35mm of spacers. Looking around at other consoles this appears to be the norm? As every other bike i've owned (trials and otherwise) had minimal spacers it looks strange to me.

So just wondering is it that way to put the stem/bars in the correct place in relation to geometry etc? as it was clearly designed that way. Currently running 35 x 90mm stem and bars with a 2" rise. But have a set of 3" rise I could use. Thinking I could potentially cut the forks down - although would presumably loose the use of the screw in top cap and have to fir a star nut or similar. 

Currently waiting on my wheels to be built, after they are i’ll be able to try out different positions/setups. 

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Yeah, finish the build, ride it, play with spacers, find your preference, then cut the steerer.

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I recognise that frame ;-). When I rode it the few times, I started at full height eventually found with clean risers that for me on 90 x 35 I was only using a single 5mm spacer and that was perfect. I’m 5 6” - I know the guy before me ran it full height like you have but was 6 foot. Keep dropping them until it doesn’t feel like a chopper!!! 
 

I would have eventually had to accepted that I would lose the steerer thread and run a gusset kit or headlock if you wanted to route as I think cutting it as far as I would have needed I wouldn't have had enough thread left. Only other option is a short low rise stem but I think that looks odd!!

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