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Hope Tapered 1.5" Reducer Crown

You need to purchase this reducer together with a Hope Tapered Headset to fit a standard fork on a tapered frame.

these are an adaptor to convert an 1.1/8 steerer to a 1.5

 

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  • Colour: Silver
  • Steerer Diameter: Convert 1.5" to 1.1/8"
 
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allows you to use old forks in new tapered frames Ok so it's not high tech bling that you normally get from Hope. This part allows you to fit forks with a standard 1 1/8" steerer to a frame with a tapered headtube. Useful if you want to build up a new bike on 'the cheap' The only downside is with the lack of a proper fitting rubber seal between the hope lower cup and this fork race. Still it saved me £100s over having to buy forks 03 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the trick! A bit expensive for what it is, but does the job perfectly! 28 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what it say's on the tin Did exactly what i wanted, good price and it's Hope. so you know that it is good quality 24 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Make that old shock new again I am a big fan of simple solutions to standards/compatibility issues. Hope nails one of the latest challenges for basement bike builders like me. I have a brand spanking new 2011 Devinci Dexter frame that is about to be dressed up with a 1-1/18 shock that wont work with the tapered headset that comes with it. if you have a frame that is designed for a 1-1/8 top and 1.5 inch bottom headset "aka tapered" this is a simple cost effective and solid solution to your issue. Put the hope reducer on the shock first. Install with crown race tool, then install 1.5 inch race on top. Your shock and frame will fit together like a glove. 26 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the job to provide a locator for a 1 1/2 inch crown race Does the job to provide a locator for a 1 1/2 inch crown race on a 1 1/8 steerer however be aware that you will also need the crown race, i had to source a hope crown race from another supplier as could not find that on crc. 29 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by simple fix that works out the XX44 problem after a very confusing 30mins spent on the net trying to get a new headset for my new frame with xx44 headtube (dialled bikes Alpine). this solves it. first off the CRC photo is not what you recieve. (that photo looks like the underside of a tapered headset lower) - you only get a solid, machined aluminium shim. internally for a 1,1/8th steerer / externally for a 1.5 headset. i'm taking a guess but i think it will fit any 1.5 headset....but don't quote me on that one i have fitted this to a Hope type 'H' lower from the picknmix. which is to suit a 44mm headtube but has a 1.5 crown lower bearing race (primarily for tapered steerers) EC44/40 on the top you need the zerostack 44m upper - the Hope model is type '2' - ZS44/28.6 ............28.6 is the internal diameter needed to fit a normal 1,1/8th steerer xx44 is a poor idea, for people with existing expensive 1,1/8th forks - as it means you are hugely limited in headset choices and going via Hope you need to buy 3 seperate components. why on earth we can't have a simple reducer shim for top and bottom I don't know and reuse your old but expensive hope, chrisking, acros, or whatever headset. if you have xx44 with 1,1/8th fork the cheap and simple option is to get the nukeproof model to suit, but the advantage with the Hope option is that when you ever up grade to tapered steerer you just drop this reducer out and no new headset to buy. word of warning. if you get the type "B" ZS44/30 (Lower) there will be a high chance your fork crown will foul the down tube of your frame in the event of a crash/90deg turn. am at a loss as to why hope make that model at all. but i suppose triple clamps will be fine, but don't know any companies making a xx44 for down hill bikes. 28 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works as thought Because this doesn't have a space like a normal headset race, it requires a bit of force to install, but once there, no play is present and works brilliantly with a hope tapered headset. The only gripe I have is that is doesn't fully cover the bottom of lower cartridge bearing, which is a bit worrying 20 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good solid piece of kit Cheap, light and does its job perfectly...No complaints here! 05 November 2013
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Work with cannondale?

The top of my c'dale headtube is 52mm ID.
I'm getting a tapered steerer instead of a 1.5" steerer.
Does this press directly into the headtube, to then be run with a 1 1/8th headset?
Or does this go inside the bearings already there, and essentially just thicken the steerer to 1 1/8th?
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This device is only for people with a 1-1/8th steerer all the way through.

In other words this product takes a full 1-1/8 steerer and "reduces" it to a 1-1/8 top by 1.5 bottom setup.

If your frame is 1.5 through then you should be looking at a headset that does the reduction top and bottom. This wont work for a full 1.5 tube
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kind of .......it goes inside the bearings. but to be more specific it presses onto the fork steerer turning it from 1,1/8th to a 1.5" steerer.

once done the shim is now a semi permanent fixture to your fork. it can be removed but will need a bit of elbow grease
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This reducer replaces the Crown Race at the bottom of your fork steerer; effectively widening the contact point for a 1 1/8" steerer so it can preload the wider internal diameter 1.5" bearing.
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The Hope reducer will only work with Hope or Cane Creek bearings. It does not work with the Chris King headsets, but there is a Chris King reducer that will do the job.

It can be found below and save you purchasing a whole new headset.
 
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yes it will work with the CK tapered headset, but only if the CK headset has the 1.5" crown race. your other idea of the CK reducer crown race will also work and is the preferred option, as it means less parts, and lighter. but in terms of function will be the exact same as the Hope. CRC sell the CK reducer crown, just click on chris king crown race and the options will be there for you to choose.
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Yes this will work with a tapered Chris King.

What this part does is makes the bottom of the fork "pretend" to be 1.5 to allow your Chris King 1.5 race to mount properly onto a 1-1/8 shock.
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i got an existing headset which is FSA #57E sealed(tapered internal) 1.5" to 1 1/8".
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This crown race is specific to Hope headsets. You will require an FSA item to be compatible with your FSA headset.
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yes it should be, as long as your FSA headset comes with the correct crown race, it will all fit onto the Hope shim
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One of the comments for this item mentions that this part also needs a crown race to be purchased separately. Is this so? I have an existing ZS56 other branded lower cup and i've bought the ZS56 Hope lower cup (Type E) and this reducer to fit my 1 1/8th forks.

I'm now not sure if this is just a reducer to fit between a 1 1/8th crown race and the hope headset or the crown race itself.
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This is a standalone product that sits underneath the crown race to trick your 1.5 race into thinking its being mounted onto a tapered steer tube.

It does not act as a race by itself and would damage any headset as its not mated properly to the base of the headset bearing.

1.5 reducer.
Then crown race for whatever headset you have.
Then the rest like it was a normal build.
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this item fits between the crown race and the steerer (it makes the very bottom of the steerer into a 1.5") as long as you have the correct crown race for the new lower headset cup (doesn't matter which brand as long as its the correct brand/dimensions for the cup) you are good to go.

be warned it is a very tight fit to the steerer. make sure you grease it up first and have some kind of tool to assist with pressing it on....i used a cut down scaffold pole lol

so order of parts fitting from ground up are - fork steerer - hope reducer shim -crown race - bearing - lower cup - frame- upper cup - bearing - upper race - headsetcap -steerer/stem - top cap
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It seems to have a different shape than the HS136 part in the photo. If it isn't where might I find the HS136 crown reducer?
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This item is Hope part number HS136.
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the photo is incorrect, it shows a headset with the reducer in it.

the HS136 is what you need. it comes as thick/heavy duty aluminium shim that presses down over the base of the steerer where you would normally have the crown race sat. the crown race for the 1.5 headset then sits on the newly installed shim -
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EC49/40 to EC49/30?

Is this for Hope EC49/40?
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yes the reducer shim for the fork is for the EC49/40 lower headset but also for the EC44/40

the shim is pressed onto the 1,1/8"th steerer turning it instantly into a 1.5" steerer at the base, and will fit any headset that requires a 1.5" fork......but only at the bottom/crown. the top of your 1,1/8"th steerer will remain the same size, and the upper part of the headset needs to be shimmed/reduced down if the frame is 1.5 - or if a 44mm headtube you need the correct headset upper which is an internal headset from Hope, other manufacturers also available. I hope that makes sense, if not read my review on this shim

EC49/40 = External Cup 49mm outer diameter/ 40mm inner diameter - to suit 1.5" headtube
EC44/40 = External Cup 44mm outer diameter/ 40mm inner diameter - to suit 44mm headtube

both cups require a 1,1/8th steerer to have the bottom of the steerer diameter increased to 40mm - hence the shim!!
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This is a universal part.

It will work on any headset that has a lower 1.5 inch race in conjunction with a shock that has a true 1-1/8 steerer tube.

What this does in other words is converts your shock into a tapered shock without having to replace it. Many newer frames are coming with tapered integrated headsets like my 2011 Devinci Dexter. Hope has created this product to help us folks avoid replacing a costly shock when uncessary.

Hope reducer is a simple cost effective way to do this.
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Sir If I buy this product does it gona help me to put a straight fork into my tapered fork

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yes it does.
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This reducer crown will enable the use of a 1 1/8" steerer to be used with a tapered 1 1/8" to 1.5" head tube when used with the Hope tapered headset.
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I have a frame with a straight 1.5 headtube and headset, could I use this (NOT at the crown) to allow rme to fit tapered forks? I'm struggling to find forks in my budget that AREN'T tapered or 1 1/8 >.<
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below is the answer if you had a normal 1/8th fork which i assume you do. not having the budget to buy 1/8th or tapered means you don't have a budget for practically any fork at all other than 1.5... confusing question from you. so what fork do you have or are looking at

if you get this reducer it fits to your crown, then you need the EC49/40 type F lower from hope or possibly your existing headset lower (don't quote me on that ) then for the upper you need the ZS 49/30 type D from hope

basically - EC = External cup
ZS - zero stack

1st number ie... 49 is the EXTERNAL diameter of the cup to press into the internal diiameter of the headtube ... for 1.5" it is 49mm

2nd number .ie... 40 is the INTERNAL diameter of the cup and the external diameter of the steerer (1/18th steerer is 30mm but the reducer in question is 40mm - the reducer actually does the job of increasing the diameter of the 30mm steerer to 40mm)

so not sure why you don't want it to fit at the crown but thats where the reducer fits. it is a very tight fit and it will be a struggle to remove it but thats its job. if you have a 1.5 fork then all you need is a dedicated 1.5 headset from whoever suits your budget, or just the headset you already have if its in working order
i hope that makes sense to ya.
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This reducer crown allows you to fit a straight 1.1/8" steerer into a 1.5" Hope headset.
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