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Cane Creek Star Nut A true all-star An
essential component for nearly any bike, the Cane Creek Star Nut is a reliable, easy-to-install option for most forks with steel or aluminum steerer tubes. This seemingly simple component is essential for ...
fox shox 2018 fit4 remote topcap interface Genuine
replacement parts for Fox suspension components. Non-remote FIT4 cartridges can be upgraded to remote via the installation of a complete FIT4 Remote U-Cup Topcap Assembly. This ensures the optimized topcap configuration with ...
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THE CAP TO YOUThe Fox Factory 2018 FIT4 Remote Top Cap is a replacement part for Fox suspension forks. It is designed to work with Fox lockout remotes that mount on your ...
Top caps are a simple and inexpensive way to customize your bike. Most all headsets come with top caps included, but if you want to be unique and stand out in a crowd, grab yourself a custom top cap. A top cap connects to the bike via a M5 bolt that screws into a star nut that is installed in the steer-tube of the fork. Some top caps come in a pack that includes a star nut and bolt, while others just come as a replacement cap.
A standard top cap is essentially the same as every other top cap. They may vary in design and color, but they all accomplish the same thing. A top cap is used to tighten the headset of a bike. To do this, the stem of the bike must be loose around the steer-tube, so it can slide as the headset is tightened.
A lot of companies have started to make top caps that serve other purposes besides tightening the headset. A common modification is a design that allows you to put a bottle cap on top of the top cap. This allows you to stare down at the bottle cap of your favorite beer or soda pop while you are shredding down a trail or cruising on the road.
Some companies have also designed top caps that ditch the conventional star nut and bolt setup. These top caps consist of a lower connected piece that expands inside the steer-tube, a bolt on the top can then can be tightened to secure the headset together. The advantage of this style of top cap is that a permanent star nut doesn’t have to be installed.
If you have any questions about top caps, hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors today at 888-880-3811. They are always happy to help you with any questions you may have.