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    New Headset

    Need a little help with a new headset. Got a Tallboy AL and need a new headset. Been looking at Chris King units but am open to others. No real budget and I don't know what dimensions it needs to be though. It has a Fox 32 Float on it. The help is appreciated.

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    Chris King. Lasts forever. Works perfectly. I wouldn't consider anything else.
    I'll be along... eventually.

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    I've been running the cane creek 110. I got a smoking deal on it through Cane Creek on ebay. Paid maybe $62 shipped. I still have my old Cane Creek 40 series you can PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbwallace View Post
    I still have my old Cane Creek 40 series you can PM me if you're interested.
    That is an option, thanks.
    If I buy online what am I looking for dimension wise? 1.5 to 1 1/8 threadless? ZS44? Mixed?
    I've worked on my own bikes for years but never changed a headset before. It looks very simple with no tools required. I was kinda hoping for a reason to buy a new tool though.

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    Cane creek are nice and I am sure Chris King are also. Cant do wrong with either.

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    I think the best way to figure out what you need it to loo at the cane creek site

    This is the online tool:

    Headset Fit Finder

    For a tallboy with a tapered fork:

    Top Headset:
    SHIS:ZS44 - 1-1/8" ZeroStack (ZS) Threadless
    Bottom Headset:
    SHIS:EC49/40 - 1.5" Traditional (TR 1.5")

    For a non-tapered I'd still use that headset with the adapter crown race

    On the Chris King side I think you need the inset 3 for a tapered fork but PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. Here's their website.

    Chris King InSet

    As for toolage. Lots of folks put headsets in with a piece of threaded rod fender washers and nuts. I've done it that way and I've done it with a block of wood and a mallet. My tallboyC didn't seem to care either way.

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    I have a Chris King on my DH bike, and love it. I've had a Cane Creek 40 on my DH bike, and it rusted up and turned to junk in less than 2 months. However, I have their 110 series on my Nomad, and its working like a charm. So CK or CC 110 - both should last forever.

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    Can someone help me choose a headset, I currently have the FSA Hammer Headset installed on my Montague X50 and I am thinking about replacing it with one of the following.

    1. Ritchey Logic WCS
    2. Cane Creek 40
    3. FSA Pig DH Pro

    What should I get and why? BTW a 6'1" 240lbs if that matters.

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    King Inset 3

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