I think/hope it's only a matter of time until Ibis comes out with a tapered head tube for the SL, as they offer it on the HD, and manufacturers seem to be moving in this direction. But I do wonder when/if it's coming...xc71 said:Correct. Which is a bummer, because the fork to run on the SL is the 2011 RS Revelation world Cup Carbon 15mmTA, but this fork only comes in a tapered steer tube.:madman:
When I was looking to get my Mojo I sent an email to Ibis asking if any of the HD features would trickle down, tapered head tube being on of them.getbusyliving said:I think/hope it's only a matter of time until Ibis comes out with a tapered head tube for the SL, as they offer it on the HD, and manufacturers seem to be moving in this direction. But I do wonder when/if it's coming...
That's too bad. Although they may change their minds if fork selection becomes an issue. These little tech changes is where the big manufacturers can really stick it to the little guys.shiny said:They had no plans to change the SL as the cost of changing the moulds would be too much.
Agreed, this is getting ugly. Case in point - after getting shot down on running the RS REV WC carbon on the Mojo SL, I decided to run the new RS Sid WC carbon 120mm, 15mmTA on my Scott Spark RC - nope, if you can believe it, only comes in tapered steer tube:madman: There is a way around this with the Spark in that cane creek has a new product that converts 1 1/8 44mm internal lower headtubes to except 1.5 steer tube.Problem is it adds a good chuck of weight as well as 12mm stack height to the bottom of the headtube.:madman:getbusyliving said:That's too bad. Although they may change their minds if fork selection becomes an issue. These little tech changes is where the big manufacturers can really stick it to the little guys.
Yes seriously, but I'm refering to Rock Shox making a lightweight XC race fork for XC racers in a taper steer tube only, when the majority of their bikes have straight steer tubes.budgie said:I think the standard 1 1/8" steerer still has a year or two left in it. Right now the SL is pretty amazing value at $2150 for frame, compared to, say $2500 for the BlurLTc. Would you pay an extra $350 for the ability to run a tapered fork? I sure as hell wouldn't. Way better business move to keep the price low with the current frame mold at the expense of losing a handful of princess-and-pea customers who are going to notice the .2lb loss and marginal stiffness benefit of the tapered steerer (not to mention able to pony up the $3-400 upcharge on those forks).
In a couple of years the SL will be ready for an update, incorporating some of the other features found in the HD. That's the time to make the change.
And to address the OP's question, I'm loving my 150mm Revelation Team (2010, 20mm axle), of course standard steerer. Best fork I've ever owned, NO complaints with stiffness.