Spin Doctor Tech Tip – Sizing and Cutting a Carbon Steerer Tube Fork

Jazzed about your new all carbon fork? Can’t wait to install it? You’re really gonna like it, but slow down and read this first.

Here are 13 lucky DOs and DON’Ts to help you do it right:

  1. Do carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions
  2. Do NOT use more than 25mm of spacers between the stem and the top of the headset unless the manufacturer says otherwise.
  3. Do size the steerer so that it extends above the stem. This will lessen the possibility of cracking and splintering the steerer end when tightening the stem. Use spacer(s) to gain the necessary 3mm needed for preload adjustment. Read more of this post
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