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    Default Forked decisions....

    So I've been sniffing around for a fork upgrade for a while.

    I was only looking for 15x100's because my bike is pre-boost...and the "old" standard is starting to get a little cheaper.

    ....but...it just occurred to me that I could widen the search to 15x110 forks & add an adapter kit for my non-boost wheel & therefore "future proof" the fork for the inevitable next bike/wheel-set...down the track...
    Arguably the 15x100 forks that cost plenty $$$ today, will soon enough be worthless & out of favour in a couple of years?

    My only concern is my front hub already has 20mm-to-15mm spacers fitted...so assuming I could even find a kit that was appropriate, I would end-up with a frankenstein set up that might be prone to excessive flex, excessive wear or failure...or all three....??

    So thoughts?
    I'd be interested if anyone has had any issues running boost forks+adapters+100mm hubs over longer term use? Any weaknesses?

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    What hubs have you got?
    Also remember that it's not just adapters that you need, you also need to redish the wheel.
    Wolftoooth already do Hope and DT Swiss adaptors (boostinator) that do exactly what your asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTmofo View Post
    What hubs have you got?
    Also remember that it's not just adapters that you need, you also need to redish the wheel.
    Wolftoooth already do Hope and DT Swiss adaptors (boostinator) that do exactly what your asking.

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    Why do you have to re dish a front wheel with adaptors? I was thinking you just add adaptors and you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuley95 View Post
    Why do you have to re dish a front wheel with adaptors? I was thinking you just add adaptors and you're done.
    How does the brake line up in your system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuley95 View Post
    Why do you have to re dish a front wheel with adaptors? I was thinking you just add adaptors and you're done.
    Because with a standard-width hub in a wider-spaced fork, the brake rotor is almost certainly going to be further inboard than the small lateral adjustment of the brake caliper can handle. So you'd need to put all your packing-out on the non-disc side so the rotor fits in the caliper, then pull the wheel back on centre.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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    Hmm...I forgot about brake rotor location....
    Glad I asked.


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    There are options like the problem solvers one which is 2 5mm loose spacers and a 5mm disc spacer.
    Or reinstall your 20mm end caps and get one of these, plus the 5mm disc spacer
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MTB-Tools...-/252082256474
    Assuming that these will clear the dropout ok of course
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    Assuming you can work your existing wheel into a boost fork, this might be of interest to you - Pike DPA for a bit over $600:

    https://www.bike-components.de/en/Ro...ackung-p58167/
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    or just save the hassle and get these for $600 + postage
    http://www.bike-components.de/en/Roc...ackung-p58167/

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    Shit that's cheap there rockshox are stupid cheap a lyrik in 170mm 27.5 shipped all up for under 1k..... Was in the same boat as you not so long ago as boost forks are sort of the norm now I honestly don't feel the benefit but that perhaps I have a better/stiffer wheelset.

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