• 01-20-2013
    Wildebeast
    Jet 9 RDO headset question
    With all of the blowout deals on the early version RDO frames I was curious to know if they come with the headset. I know niners site states that they do but from everyones experience do they come with one? I most likely would be buying from either competitive cyclist or backcountry (same).
    Who's came with and without and from where?
  • 01-21-2013
    PB Matrix
    V1.0 NO Headset, buy the one Niner sells for $50.

    V1.1 Yes, headset included (actually just bearings that fit in the head tube and maybe even a YAWYD)

    V1.2 Yes, see above.

    You have to call and have the customer service folks actually look in the frame box, if they have it in stock.

    I bought one from CC and it was a V1.1.

    Called HammerHead his were V1.0.
  • 01-21-2013
    Rev. 14
    I think CC and Backcountry are the same company now, anyways, CC matched the low low price I found from an online dealer and they sent my my RDO with a headset, V1.1, just as PB Matrix described... So go with CC and you'll get V1.1 and a headset.:thumbsup:
  • 01-21-2013
    etanc
    Ask the dealer what version they have in their inventory, that's the only way to be sure. If the dealer is having the bike drop shipped then request the version you want. Not all dealers know about the earlier version headset differences so you are at an advantage, we had to swap the frame and there was some confusion before it was sorted out.
  • 01-21-2013
    turbolsvt
    Your best bet is to wait until you get the frame and see what version you get. I asked what version mine was when I ordered and they said it was V !.0 so I ordered a headset to match it. When My frame sowed up it was V 1.1 so I hope they take back the Chris King headset!
  • 01-21-2013
    epiphreddy
    So which type of headset is best? Or are there no advantages one way or another other than the Integrated frames come with a headset which ends up costing less money in the long run?
  • 01-21-2013
    kwarwick
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by epiphreddy View Post
    So which type of headset is best? Or are there no advantages one way or another other than the Integrated frames come with a headset which ends up costing less money in the long run?

    Assuming durability is the same, if you're trying to build the lightest bike possible, integrated headsets would seem to be the way to go as you can save weight by forgoing the press in cups of other headset types. A nice little side benefit, for those who like to build up their bikes from frames, is you don't need a headset press to install the headset.