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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

 

Buy Hope Tapered 1.5" Reducer Crown from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicyle store

  • Colour: Silver
  • Steerer Diameter: Convert 1.5" to 1.1/8"
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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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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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Sir If I buy this product does it gona help me to put a straight fork into my tapered fork

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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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yes it does.
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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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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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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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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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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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