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    Headset Options for Guardian

    Looking to upgrade my headset. What are some good options if anyone has done this?

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    Cane Creek 40 series is always a solid option and has worked well for both of my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuskenraider View Post
    Cane Creek 40 series is always a solid option and has worked well for both of my bikes.
    Will this one work?
    CANE CREEK VP A45AC CNC Cartridge ALL-SEALED BEARING HEADSET 28.6MM/ 44MM RED

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    From what I can read/see, it should.
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    Excuse me of my ignorance. But why upgrade a headset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sti2.5ldohc View Post
    Excuse me of my ignorance. But why upgrade a headset?
    You could really ask that of any part and no one is suggesting that you upgrade your headset.
    The better question is, "Why not upgrade a headset?"

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    Because I'm a noob, and curious about it, too...

    What would a higher quality headset do? Smoother turning?

    I mean, I can understand lighter weight parts and drivetrain upgrades for smoother or quicker shifting, but it's hard for me to imagine what advantage there would be to a "better" headset. While I'm at it, what makes a headset better than another?

    Thanks!

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    Most stock bikes come with a low cost headset to save costs. Lower quality headsets do not keep the dirt and grime out as effectively as more expensive ones. Dirty headsets make noise, rust, and can affect the bicycle’s handling.
    And, a red on will look better.

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    It only took about 10 rides to crack the upper bearing race on the stock FSA headset of my Guardian. Replace it when it breaks with something better.........
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    I just recently took my Guardian apart and noticed that a had crack on the top bearing. Everybody recommend the Cane creek?

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    Re: Headset Options for Guardian

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfifty View Post
    I just recently took my Guardian apart and noticed that a had crack on the top bearing. Everybody recommend the Cane creek?
    From what I hear the Cane Creek Series 40 is a great choice.

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