Lightest expander for Columbus Minimal 1" Fork

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nex
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by nex

I currently have the standard expander that came with the fork.
I was looking at the Extralite Ultrastar, but I'm not sure if it would fit. Another option I'm considering is the Schmolke carbon ahead plugs.

Anyone with a similar setup have any words of advice to share?

EDIT: measured the internal width of the fork, looks like it's around 2.0-2.1 cm. So no Extralite Ultrastar.

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by shimmeD

Ow, that's so close. Could you file down the alloy parts and make the Ultrastar smaller dia?
Less is more.

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silvalis
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Not sure if this will work? Sold as a expander for the Hylix 1" fork.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/351858116969?
Chasse patate

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by UpFromOne

JRC can fit 21mm ID:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JRC-Superlight ... SwjL5ZE5mH

But that J&L one looks even lighter - good find!

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by Squashednuts

+1 for JRC

https://www.jrc-components.com/collecti ... t-expander

Great product IMO.
You can buy direct from JRC...good company to deal with

nex
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by nex

silvalis wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:11 am
Not sure if this will work? Sold as a expander for the Hylix 1" fork.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/351858116969?
That looks pretty good, thanks.

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by jrccomponents

Thanks for the mention guys. Just to confirm the expander does in fact fit 1" forks without hassle. Heres a terrible example pic for reference :) Without any expansion the plug is quite small so any 1" fork should be fine unless the iD is tiny

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