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    1.5 headset with large stack height

    I currently run a fsa extreme, and i'm wondering if there is anything out there with an additional 10mm of lower stack height to reduce the head angle.

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    candy components.
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    Been running their headsets/components for about 1.5-2 years now without any issues.

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    That's a nice looking headset (especially for the price), but unfortunately, it has a lower stack height than the headset I already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthomp325 View Post
    I currently run a fsa extreme, and i'm wondering if there is anything out there with an additional 10mm of lower stack height to reduce the head angle.
    Depending on your current HA you might not get much of reduction with 10mm more stack height.
    Another option for slacker HA would be off-set shock mounts, if your frame can handle them.
    You can get them up to 3mm off-set on both end.
    Try compressing your rear shock 6mm to see what HA that would give you.
    It would aslo give you a lower BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Depending on your current HA you might not get much of reduction with 10mm more stack height.
    Another option for slacker HA would be off-set shock mounts, if your frame can handle them.
    You can get them up to 3mm off-set on both end.
    Try compressing your rear shock 6mm to see what HA that would give you.
    It would aslo give you a lower BB.
    I got mine on Ebay out of Poland for about $30.
    doesnt want a slacker HA but the opposite.

    Not sure why you 'd want a steeper head angle but there's a few better solutions to get your bike to ride the way you'd want it to than simply adding stack height...and I doubt you'll find something 10mm fatter than the FSA which is already super beefy to start with...

    What are you hoping to achieve by doing this ? Whats wrong with the way your bike feels?

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    I did some measuring, and I think a 10mm stack height increase would give me a .5 degree reduction in head angle.

    Offset shock mounts would be great, but I don't think they will work with my frame (2008 Jamis Bam). The shock does not have reducers in the eyelets. Instead, a hollow tube does through the eyelet and a bolt screws into the tube. The bolt ends both fit into a bevel on the frame, so I'm not sure if it would be possible to use a more traditional bolt in order to use an offset reducer.

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    Adding stack height will slacken the head angle, it's essentially adding length to the axle-crown measurement.

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    Nevermind

    nevermind it was 1 1/8th

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuumbaq View Post
    doesnt want a slacker HA but the opposite.

    Not sure why you 'd want a steeper head angle but there's a few better solutions to get your bike to ride the way you'd want it to than simply adding stack height...and I doubt you'll find something 10mm fatter than the FSA which is already super beefy to start with...

    What are you hoping to achieve by doing this ? Whats wrong with the way your bike feels?
    I think the OP wants a slacker HA, hence the increase in bottom cup height.
    My response said a reduction in HA, hence slacker. EG. 68* reduced to 67*
    You just to have to read into his intentions and not the actulal words. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    My response said a reduction in HA, hence slacker. EG. 68* reduced to 67*
    Yes, I want a larger stack height for the lower cup/crown assembly.

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