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    headset options

    Just picked up a Pivot mach 4 frame and I need a headset. Seems like there really is not a lot of options.

    I have a Fox fork with the 40mm crown that tapers to the standard 30mm top .

    Is this the only headset option?
    Ritchey Zero WCS Carbon Headsets > Components > Headsets and Spacers > Headsets | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop


    I have been all over the usual bike sites and anything that is the 44mm insertion zero stack, has a 30mm crown.

    Just want to see a few options, but feeling pretty limited.
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    From Pivot: "What headset do I need for my Pivot Cycles frame?

    For 2008 to 2010 Mach 4 and Mach 5, and 2008 to 2011 Mach 429 use a 44mm ID headtube designed to fit a zero-stack headset. ZS headsets press in just like a standard headset, but the entire headset, bearings and all, fit inside the headtube. The zero stack headset is designed to use a 1.125 standard steerer tube.

    For riders wanting to run a tapered steerer on 2008 to 2010 Mach 4 and Mach 5, and 2008 to 2011 Mach 429, we recommend a Cane Creek 40 TR44/40 lower headset cup. This is an external cup that allows the use of a tapered steerer for any of the above models
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    So, you would just use a tradition external lower cup.

    You don't want that Ritchey headset...1) it doesn't accommodate tapered steerers 2) those look like drop in bearing, not press in cups

    The CaneCreek 44/40: Cane Creek 40 Series EC44/40 Bottom Cup > Components > Headsets and Spacers > Headsets | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

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    A burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef.

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    That's the one. Enjoy the bike.

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    Fantastic. Thanks. I think it was my tapered steerer that was making this harder than it should have been, in my head at least.
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    I'm pretty sure Chris King makes one that will fit too, if you're looking to spend more money.

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