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Old 06-01-2012, 03:27 AM
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Default Re: triple tree forks? threaded or non threaded headset?

Originally Posted by biknut View Post
The main difference is the stem. There's 2 types of stems. Threadless are stronger. The threaded have a weaker connection, but are still strong enough for most MBs.

For most people it comes down to whether they want to change their stem or not.

I think threaded have a little more adjustability.
Ummm, the main difference is the headset.......the stem is the other difference. One is not neccesarily stronger than the other, but the non-threaded tend to stay put, once tightened down. The threadless are just as adjustable, if not more so than threaded. If you want to heighten the stem (raise the handlebars) you just leave the steer tube longer and add spacers. You can also flip-flop most threadless stems for even more adjustability.

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