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    Need new Headset For Diamondback response

    I know this is some hardcore Mountain bike forum. But i am hoping someone can help.
    After taking a monstrous fall on my bike I seem to have broken the headset on my bike.
    Diamondbacks website states the 06 DB Response has an Ahead 1 1/8" Headset.
    What exactly do i need as a replacement?
    THe hadlebar is fine Website says its an ATB Riser Steel and the Part that goes from the Headset to the hadlebar is fine as well.
    it lists the Stem as being: Alloy 4 Bolt Ahead.
    The Parts That I need are highlighted in the attached photos.
    Thanks for any and all help
    Also I do know that when I took it all apart I had to remove one Allen Head screw on the top above the Fork stem.
    Then i had to loosen a few screws on the piece that actually holds the handlebar and everything came right apart.
    I dont know if that means this is a threadless or not.
    If need be I can take an image of what it looks like right now.
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    any 1 1/8" threadless headset is all you need. FSA and Cane Creek make good headsets that won't cost you a lot of dough.

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    A Heartfelt Thanks

    Many thanks for the Ultra Quick responses!
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    Second FSA and Cane Creek

    These are both good headsets.

    You should be able to get out for under $40.

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    Check your LBS too

    If they have a good headset for near $40 AND will install it for free....DO IT.

    If you bring in a new headset in a bag, they will charge you $10-$15 to install it.

    You most likely do NOT have the tools necessary to install a headset (special press type tool).

    Just factor in the install price before buying online.

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    Check your LBS too

    If they have a good headset for near $40 AND will install it for free....DO IT.

    If you bring in a new headset in a bag, they will charge you $10-$15 to install it.

    You most likely do NOT have the tools necessary to install a headset (special press type tool).

    Just factor in the install price before buying online.

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    Thanks again!

    Now the "caps" that are on the frame are fine.
    I really need the bearings and the top pieces.
    The bottom of the frame where the fork enters is the same situation.
    So hopefully I will be ok.

    My loca shop wanted to charge 129 for labor and parts to have this done, thats why I would rather try myself!
    Thanks everyone

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    Do you need a new headset or does it just need tightened up?

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