Sunday darkwave forks steertube info needed

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10/12/2021 3:05 PM

Anyone happen to know if ur able cut down sunday darkwave forks steertube down abt 3/8in or is the top cap treads on very top of the steertube? Also if anyones riding them knows if they're lighter or heavier forks, wud be helpful.

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10/12/2021 4:01 PM

I run these on my complete I got a year ago. They're on the light side. And yes , they're super strong. I'm over 200 lbs and sometimes land hard. They're not even fazed. They've got the lifetime, 4130 heat treated, so you should be good.

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10/12/2021 4:05 PM

Ok Thanks, I'll be able cut down steer tube alil too correct?

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10/12/2021 5:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2021 5:36 PM

Jc86 wrote:

Ok Thanks, I'll be able cut down steer tube alil too correct?

Oooh, don't want to steer you wrong. You can call Sunday directly and ask them. Either email or call them. They should set you straight. Just curious. Why not the Odyssey forks. Nothing wrong with the Darkwaves, just most go for the Odyssey ones.

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10/13/2021 12:41 AM

Cut carefully and neaten the threads after. Although most forks allow a little room to cut them down still, and have a cut line on the compression bolt too so it doesn't bottom out

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10/13/2021 4:08 AM

If you know what you're doing, yes you can cut them down. If you don't know what you're doing ask your local bike shop, they should be able to cut down the steerer tube for you

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10/13/2021 5:51 PM

Jc86 wrote:

Ok Thanks, I'll be able cut down steer tube alil too correct?

Vic707b wrote:

Oooh, don't want to steer you wrong. You can call Sunday directly and ask them. Either email or call them. They should set you ...more

I run the Darkwave forks for the 28mm offset. They are essentially Odyssey R forks anyways, same heat treating and warranty. I got R32s on my jump bike.

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10/13/2021 10:30 PM

I believe you can.

If I recall correctly, at the top of the steerer, there’s about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of non-threaded area intended to trim down if wanted.

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10/16/2021 11:37 AM

Jc86 wrote:

Anyone happen to know if ur able cut down sunday darkwave forks steertube down abt 3/8in or is the top cap treads on very top ...more

I have those forks on my Darkwave, and yes, I had them cut, and yes, they work great cut. I run them with a Fit integrated headset and Broc stem. I think the Odyssey integrated headset would work great with it too. Photo

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10/17/2021 1:31 PM

Oh looks like u were able to cut it down alot, great. Was concerned cuz figured the treads start at top like the odyessy forks & darkwave steertube is extra tall, was afraid I'd have to cut half the threads off and shave the cap down the same amount. Making me nervous

Been looking at the eclat storm xlt 28mm 1.9lbs lifetime warranty, i checked w/ company cutting steer tube doesn't void warranty and there's enuff room b4 threads, but I know odyessy/sunday have a great reputation but at same time I keep finding myself satisfied w/ every eclat/saltplus/wtp product I've ever bought.

Thanks for the photo, now i just gotta make up my mind...

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10/17/2021 1:34 PM

I've had todo same thing on wtp forks but still not thrilled abt having to cut into treads

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10/17/2021 9:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2021 9:22 PM

Jc86 wrote:

Oh looks like u were able to cut it down alot, great. Was concerned cuz figured the treads start at top like the odyessy forks ...more

I do love Eclat products, but if your bike is a Sunday, just rock their forks. Raiford is an animal. You will notice zero difference between the two forks.

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11/2/2021 1:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/2/2021 2:10 PM

Jc86 wrote:

Oh looks like u were able to cut it down alot, great. Was concerned cuz figured the treads start at top like the odyessy forks ...more

I have a Sunday and WTP bike and one thing some get confused is WTP and Eclat's "lifetime Guarantee". It's not a warranty and doesn't come close to Sunday's "lifetime warranty". . Completely different offering's from the 2 companies. I have a WTP Battleship 2021 complete and the "guarantee is basically saying that if my frame or forks cracks or breaks "as a result of manufacturing defects, we may exchange it on a case by case basis, once."

Sunday's lifetime warranty is much more consumer friendly. If you break any heat treated part of theirs, they will gladly replace it. Heck, I thought I had an issue with my Thunder Bolt wedge cluster and Sunday mailed me a whole other one free of charge. So far, I love my WTP complete. The build quality feels amazing. Just a bit disappointed at their "lifetime guarantee" .It seems like it would be like pulling teeth.. Apples and oranges .between the two companies.

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11/2/2021 2:06 PM

Jc86 wrote:

Oh looks like u were able to cut it down alot, great. Was concerned cuz figured the treads start at top like the odyessy forks ...more

Vic707b wrote:

I have a Sunday and WTP bike and one thing some get confused is WTP and Eclat's "lifetime Guarantee". It's not a warranty and ...more

Due to fatigue, a "lifetime" guarantee can mean the expected lifetime of the product too, not the lifetime of the consumer

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11/3/2021 9:38 AM

Thank u, good to know. Eclat failed to mention that part specifically in thier email back.
U know if its same deal on shadow simo forks, they're lifetime warranty, but now I'm suspicious...

Coneslayer u happen to recall how much u cut off ur steer tube I only run abt a 1/4in spacer on my cult,united&s&m- regular length headtubes

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11/3/2021 10:05 PM

I could be wrong, but I'm almost Certain the dark wave forks are the same as the Nightshift Forks which are the same as the Odyssey RSeries.. they do SEEM TO BE all the same fork with different offsets, marketing names, and colors. Does anyone in the know.. know? And if you do, would you tell us the truth?

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11/8/2021 8:10 AM

Sean_Goff wrote:

I could be wrong, but I'm almost Certain the dark wave forks are the same as the Nightshift Forks which are the same as the ...more

They are partners, use the same heat treatment, type of metal, factory welds, paint, factories. Pretty much the only difference is the style of tubing, name, and offset.

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