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    2012 Element RSL Team Carbon - Headset??

    Hi all, I just purchased this frame new... first Rocky and I'm pretty pumped! Bought this in a medium after riding a 2007 Hei Hei Large (too big for me), so looking forward to added stiffness and a bit of a weight reduction... and of course IT'S SO SHINY (and carbon too)!!

    Anyhow, I need to pick up the proper headset. I noticed the spec is for IS41/52 and I wanted to install my 2013 Reba RL (1 1/8" straight steerer). Can anyone tell me what headset I need for this?

    I understand it's the Cane Creek 40-Series from the spec. Is that the only option?

    Are these the correct top and bottom then?
    Cane Creek 40-Series IS41 Top Assembly | Chain Reaction Cycles
    Cane Creek 40-Series IS52-30 Bottom Assembly | Chain Reaction Cycles

    I also noticed Cane Creek has a carbon version of the top headset:
    Cane Creek 40.IS41.Carbon.Short.Top Assembly

    Any need to get the carbon one, or can I just go ahead with the two items from Chain Reaction above?

    Thanks a lot, look forward to joining this forum and contributing myself!

    Cheers!

    Jeremy

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    You need a 42mm diameter at insertion top piece, rather than the 41mm, like this one

    Cane Creek 40-Series IS42 Top Assembly | Chain Reaction Cycles

    But you've got the right bottom headset to use a 1-1/8" straight steer tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    You need a 42mm diameter at insertion top piece, rather than the 41mm, like this one

    Cane Creek 40-Series IS42 Top Assembly | Chain Reaction Cycles

    But you've got the right bottom headset to use a 1-1/8" straight steer tube.
    Okay, thanks! I thought it was IS41 from here:

    Rocky Mountain Element Team RSL 2012 Mountain Bike | Evans Cycles

    Then I found this post just now clarifying:

    2011 Element RSL / MSL FAQ's - Page 15

    I suppose IS42 is the spec, but IS41 fits as well? Thanks

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