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    Chris King headset for Element 970

    I'm getting sick of the original headset seizing up all the time, so I'm replacing it. But, I read conflicting messages. One person says you cannot use a Chris King headset in the Element because they don't make one in the correct standard. The other one says you can use the Inset CK headset series. So which is it?

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    The alloy Element 970 is spec'd with a Cane Creek Forty Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered and that matches the CK InSet2 ZS44/28.6 / ZS56/40

    http://chrisking.com/files/upload/in...spec_table.pdf

    40-Series (specs)

    The carbon Element 29" use a different headset spec without press-in cups, the Cane Creek Forty Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered and there is no CK version of that headset spec.
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    Ok, so that's where the confusion comes from. I have the alloy version, so I'm ordering a CK asap. Thanks.

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    The Instinct 970 has the same headset spec as the alloy Element. I haven't had the fork out of it, but in looking at the headset in the frame, it does look like there are press-in cups, so that appears to be accurate, and it is different than the carbon Element frames.
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