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Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:30 pm
by esfrost
Hey there!

I'm building up my first road bike onto a chinese carbon frameset (maybe the FM015, not sure, as i bought it from a local guy) I'd like to use the Cannondale KP017 expanding plug in the fork, but i'm not really sure if that would work with my fork. I know the expanding part would work, but i'd love the have the plug supporting my fork from the inside, as i don't want any spacer under or above the stem. Anyone using this plug on a fork that isn't Cannondale?

I'd also like to know the outer diameter of plug, the part which supports the fork from the inside.

My fork's inside diameter is 22mm.

Thanks!

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:40 pm
by prendrefeu
The Cannondale KP017 will fit & work fine, it's a really nice design (as long as you don't tighten it too hard and snap the aluminum bolt). The only small issue will be having a Cannondale logo/graphics on the top cap. If you don't mind that, it's a great product. I have used it on one of my bikes (a commuter).

Also consider:
Tune GumGum (my favorite, but some people haven't had luck with it). Will fit.
Extralite UltraStar (may or may not fit, you will need to check your steerer's inner diameter) - probably won't fit. Stated range is 23.3 - 25.2

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:49 pm
by esfrost
Thank you so much for the help! I have to admit that i was a but hot headed, because i have already ordered the Cannondale KP017. I love how the KP017's top cap looks, and i don't mind the graphics. I'm a bit worried that my fork's inside diameter is 22mm, and if the KP017's outer diameter is 23.5mm or something like that, or more than 22mm than it wouldn't fit my fork.

Do you have, or do you run the KP017 on your bike? Can you measure that said part's outer diameter? Or anyone?

I found a couple webshops selling these KP017 plugs, and some of them have a number next to the part name, which is 23,5. I suppose this is the diameter i'm looking for. If i'm correct, this means that the KP017 plug wont fit inside my 22 mm steerer tube.

Anyone can confirm this?

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:35 pm
by Svetty
On a related issue (sorry for thread hi-jack ;-) ) the KP017 available in the UK through Qwerty is the original heavy version whereas the US/Cannondale experts version is the later, lighter version. Anyone know if the US version is obtainable in the UK?

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:06 am
by esfrost
I've talked to Qwerty last year (early december maybe) and they told me they will be stocking the newer version of the KP017 also. Drop them a mail, and ask em, if they have it.

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:09 pm
by Svetty
Will do, thanks.

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:41 pm
by 2old4this
I use KP017 on two of my bikes. It is very light (17 gr I think) and dirt cheap. CannondaleExperts have them for $35, and you can buy them from eBay for ~$17.

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:23 am
by ccparkhill
I'm in the UK and I ended up ordering 4 to save on postage, one is on my SuperSix so have 3 spare if anybody is interested?

Re: Cannondale KP017 - Carbon Fork

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:10 pm
by Svetty
Just a heads-up that Qwerty now stock the light-weight version of the KP017 in the UK at £16 c free postage :D