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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1 -1/8 Tapered Fork

    Hey Folks,
    There has been a similar thread to this before here: Which headset do I need to run a tapered fork in a Rize? but didnít contain the definitive answer i need and is from 2010, times change.

    I have a trigger 2 frame and need a headset so i can use a 1.5, 1.25 tapered fork. Specifically the Rock Shox 2014 Revelation RL. I spoke to Cannondale experts and they recommended this:
    Cannondale Reducer Headset - SI/Headshok to 1.5 -1-1/8 Tapered - CannondaleExperts.com

    Thing is though thatís not too helpful as its out of stock! Does anybody have any info on where i can procure the headset i need? Ive droned around the interweb but its full of misinformation so i thought id ask the real folks in the know.

    Edit: I'm located in the USA, New Jersey to be precise.

    Any help is duly much obliged.

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    Afaik lefty/headshok head tube is 49mm.

    So you need ZS 49/28.6 upper cup and ZS 49/40 or EC 49/40 lower cup.

    For example: FSA Gravity 2 ZS49/28,6 - ZS49/40 Steuersatz - Bike-Components
    nevermind this info is for older lefty head tubes
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    The recommended headset is the only one you can use (been there done that, sorry).

    Built for Cannondale, specifically to use in that frame, and others in their line.

    Different than the older reducer style from FSA etc....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    The recommended headset is the only one you can use (been there done that, sorry).

    Built for Cannondale, specifically to use in that frame, and others in their line.

    Different than the older reducer style from FSA etc....
    So using different upper and lower is not a good idea/bad practice?

    I mailed CEs to see what they say. Seeming as I already have my fork I hope I'm not up the creek without a paddle.


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    You need a non-standard headset, your head tube takes the bearings directly, without cups. Even if you mix and match uppers and lowers, you have to make sure they come from bikes with the same head tube bore (49.5mm?)

    Btw, the headset you need is in stock here:

    Headset reduction HS to taperd - Dr. Cannondale

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by syl3 View Post
    Ok got it, you need a non-standard headset, your head tube takes the bearings directly, without cups.

    The one you need is in stock here:

    Headset reduction HS to taperd - Dr. Cannondale
    That would work. Stirling info thank you.


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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Sorry I did have a pic also


    Thanks again guys


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    Just finalizing here, yes, the bearing press is a non standard size, none of the common aftermarket brands (Cane Creek, FSA etc) make a fit for the diameter.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Ok thanks a million.


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    good luck ordering your headset, keep us posted with the progress.

    don't worry, you're not in a totally desperate situation, as a last resort measure you can always go to a machinist and order some reduction cups from your current ID to some standard size.

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    Here you go fella, Dr Cannondale stock them

    Headset reduction HS to taperd - Dr. Cannondale

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Is Dr. Cannondale reliable/safe etc? They spell tapered as "taperd".

    Cheers


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    i bought some Headshock service tools from them, they're ok, wouldn't worry about the spelling, they're just German. non-euro shipping might be a bit expensive though.

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Just an update new shiny Rockshox revelation 2014 arrived today, at a pretty sweet price too! Just need the bloody headset.




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    I wouldn't know about the shipping cost to the US but they are very good, Bought few things from them and took around a week for delivery.

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    Headset for Trigger 2 Frame - Conversion to 1.5 - 1.25 Tapered Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by ukuberv700 View Post
    I wouldn't know about the shipping cost to the US but they are very good, Bought few things from them and took around a week for delivery.
    Is that for doc cannondale?


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    If you are really desperate and it is worth it to you, you could purchase BOTH the HS to 1.5 AND HS to 1-1/8 conversions from Cannondaleexperts. (I'm assuming you meant 1-1/8 not 1.25)

    Cannondale Reducer Headset - SI/Headshok to 1.5" threadless - KP119 - CannondaleExperts.com

    AND

    Cannondale Reducer Headset - SI/Headshok to 1 1/8 - CannondaleExperts.com

    Use the lower conversion of the 1.5 kit and the upper conversion of the 1-1/8 kit. Looks like $70 + $60 total. BOTH IN STOCK



    Of note, I have ordered from Dr Cannondale and been very happy with shipping time and communication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md View Post
    If you are really desperate and it is worth it to you, you could purchase BOTH the HS to 1.5 AND HS to 1-1/8 conversions from Cannondaleexperts. (I'm assuming you meant 1-1/8 not 1.25)

    Cannondale Reducer Headset - SI/Headshok to 1.5" threadless - KP119 - CannondaleExperts.com

    AND

    Cannondale Reducer Headset - SI/Headshok to 1 1/8 - CannondaleExperts.com

    Use the lower conversion of the 1.5 kit and the upper conversion of the 1-1/8 kit. Looks like $70 + $60 total. BOTH IN STOCK



    Of note, I have ordered from Dr Cannondale and been very happy with shipping time and communication.
    Stirling idea there mate.
    Sorry yes 1-1/8 my mind must have been frazzled. I do already have the lower bearing installed as its an SI. So am i right when i say all i need is the lower crown race and the top conversion?

    heres the 1.5 conversion diagram, i have the bearing, so i could simply buy a crown race and top 1-1/8 conversion and be done with it right?

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    PM me, I actually have the kit you need. I had a rigid Niner tapered on my Flash 29.

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