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    Headset for Blur XC w/ 1-1/8" steerer

    I just got the Blur XC Carbon frame (excited!) and want to put my 1-year old 32 Float 100 FIT RLC on it. It has a 1 1/8" steerer.

    My understanding is that there is a some sort of headset adapter that I can use for the fork

    According to the SC website:
    "The Blur XC uses a tapered headtube often called "mixed taper". This setup uses a standard 1.5" external lower cup (49mm bore) and an internal 1 1/8" upper cup (44mm bore). Almost all headset manufacturers make this product."

    I'm wondering what I'd need to do to fit this for to the Blur -- is there a additional headset/crown race combo that would fit into the mixed taper headset they're talking about?

    Fork specs are here, btw: FOX Racing Shox 2012 / 32 FLOAT 100 FIT RLC

    Thanks!

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    You'll be getting a new headset, not an adapter. You have an option to run a lower zero stack (ZS) or a traditional external cup style (EC) lower headset cup. Here is what you want:

    Top Headset:
    SHIS:ZS44 - 1-1/8" ZeroStack (ZS) Threadless

    Bottom Headset:
    SHIS:EC49/30 - 1.5" Traditional to 1-1/8" Conversion
    -or-
    SHIS:ZS49/30 - 1.5" Traditional to 1-1/8" Conversion

    (This assumes you meant that your fork was a non-tapered 1-18".)

    I was a King fan for years, but I'm sold on Cane Creek's stuff now. I'd check them out, but this is a normal style headset now, many places will make them. If you don't want to pay for a 110, the 40 headsets are great too.

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    Perfect. Thanks for the clarification. I've also heard only good things about CC, but have so far only used their crown race (no problem, as you'd expect) on a different bike.

    Yes, fork is non-tapered 1-1/8"

    It seems like the two bottom assemblies would give you just a slightly different geometry, or is there a functional/quality difference otherwise?

    With these bottom headsets, is it safe to assume that the crown race is the same as what I was using before, which I assume was a standard (what was shipped w/the fork) 1 1/8" crown race diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countgrover View Post
    It seems like the two bottom assemblies would give you just a slightly different geometry, or is there a functional/quality difference otherwise?
    Just geometry... ZS = steeper, EC = slacker... depending on what you want. The stack heights are 4mm vs 12mm.

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    Headset for Blur XC w/ 1-1/8" steerer

    I'm running a cane creek on my Santa Cruz I just built and I am super happy. I have non tapered tube so I picked up a Cane Creek S-8 headset. Fully sealed angular bearings!

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    Thanks everyone. Just ordered 'em (EC).

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