CR1 Fork - Max height of spacers

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Westbank
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by Westbank

Hi

Before I cut my CR1 fork, I wanted to know if there is a maximum height of spacers tolerated ? Usually they recommend a maximum of 1.5". I emailed Scott, but I wanted to get some feedback from CR1 owners.

Thank you.

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Tippster
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by Tippster

Westbank wrote:Hi

Before I cut my CR1 fork, I wanted to know if there is a maximum height of spacers tolerated ? Usually they recommend a maximum of 1.5". I emailed Scott, but I wanted to get some feedback from CR1 owners.

Thank you.



Instead of a bucket load of spacers... why not a frame that fits?
"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"

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Westbank
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by Westbank

The frame is the perfect size. When I say perfect, I would even say almost better than a custom frame. I just wanted to get informed in order to not void the frameset warranty.

OTH
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by OTH

Mine came fitted with 40mm of spacers, i.e. just over 1.5", on an XXL frame.

fdegrove
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by fdegrove

Hi,

Before I cut my CR1 fork, I wanted to know if there is a maximum height of spacers tolerated ?


The answer is pretty simple, you can stack up to 2 cm above the actual fork height assuming a stem height of about 4 cm which is close to standard height.

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wilboy
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by wilboy

My 2005 CR1 Team Issue came with 40mm of spacers (1 x 20mm; 2 x 10mm). This is a little more than 1.5 in and I've been riding it that way for 5 months without problems. I finally decided to cut my fork tube last night, leaving only a 1 x 10mm spacer.

Cutting tip: I was prepared to take the whole fork off my frame, put the fork in a vise and cut the carbon tube with a 32 tooth hacksaw because someone told me you're not supposed to cut carbon tubes with a pipe cutter (because the carbon might fray). However, while the fork was still connected to the frame, I used a pipe cutter to lightly score the line I would cut with the hacksaw (pipe cutter can make a perfect line around a tube). As I spun the pipe cutter around the tube, I was curious to see how deep I could cut into the tube by turning the pipe cutter knob in very small increments. Turned out I was able to cut the carbon tube cleanly using only the pipe cutter! It was a perfect cut. This saved me a lot of headache taking the fork off and using a hacksaw.

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