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    New question here. Crank Bros Opium reducer HS - no reviews?

    ok...this product seems like it might be a nice lightweight 1.5 reducer headset.
    Unfortunately, 1 review says it's impossible to install.
    No other reviews to be found...
    Any personal feedback?


    weight 155g
    size 1.5in.
    stack height 20.56 including crown race
    top stack height 10.53mm
    bottom stack height 10.03mm
    material 52100 stainless steel lower
    preload aluminum/steel 25g
    upper bearings sealed 48-ball max
    lower bearings sealed 48-ball max
    warranty 5 years
    msrp $70 / 70
    under license by cane creek cycling components

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    I have the 1 1/8" size opium. I like it. Looks cool, no problems in the five rides I have had it out for, however the cups aren't very deep.

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    weight

    Quote Originally Posted by iridemtb
    I have the 1 1/8" size opium. I like it. Looks cool, no problems in the five rides I have had it out for, however the cups aren't very deep.
    how are these headsets so light??

    My pig is ~250g...the Opium reducer is 1/2 that.

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    Quick review of any Crank Brothers product.......

    It will fail.

    But they have great customer service.
    Team MOJO Wheels.

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    fail...

    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteele
    Quick review of any Crank Brothers product.......

    It will fail.

    But they have great customer service.

    Ha!...yeah I had probs with their pedals and CS was very good.
    but I thought they completely remodeled all of their products...no?

    I need a lightweight reducer headset....the Opium is light and inexpensive. I almost want to try it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderB
    how are these headsets so light??

    My pig is ~250g...the Opium reducer is 1/2 that.
    I think my Cane Creek reducer was close to half of that... The Syncros I had before that was damn heavy.

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    first jump at my first DH race of the year and it smashed into a hundred pieces. opium 1 1/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmatt17
    first jump at my first DH race of the year and it smashed into a hundred pieces. opium 1 1/8
    have seen a couple reports of shattered cups on the CB stuff. Wouldn't touch it. $30 Cane Creek for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    have seen a couple reports of shattered cups on the CB stuff. Wouldn't touch it. $30 Cane Creek for the win.
    i've decided to go with the Cane Creek XXCII(?)...flush fit reducer.
    It's a little more $ but has sealed cartridge bearings and is decent weight.

    I like what the Opium reducer looks like on paper...but I'm pretty harsh on headsets (no idea why)...but it's the one component that seems to go on my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteele
    Quick review of any Crank Brothers product.......

    It will fail.

    But they have great customer service.
    Does that include their $1000 Sage and Opium wheelsets?

    Because if I pay $1000 for a wheelset and they fail, the company better have exquisite CS and send along with replacement wheels, a hooker to administer a knob polishing!
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

    There's more to freeriding than dirt jumps.

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