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    Headset help?

    Hey guys,
    Just picked up a 2011 5 spot (after much mental debate about replacing my X-5). I have a Marz 44 (514mm AtoC with 1 1/8" straight steerer) I intend on running on the Spot. I also have a 1 1/8" external cup Cane Creek 110 headset.
    I'm wondering what you guys think I should do for headsets. I think I'd like to use an external bottom cup (unless you all suggest otherwise) and not really sure what I should do about the top cup. Can I use my 110 up top and just pick up a new bottom cup? Please let me know as I've sort of gotten lost with all the different headset options lately (have been on a 1 1/8" straight steerer since 2004 and never bothered to keep up with all the new standards). Thanks guys
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    With the 2011 spot and the 44mm head tube your 1 1/8 110 will not work, top and bottom. Cane creek Zero stack for the top either 40 or 110, with the axle to crown you have you can run the external EC44 Cane Creek, in the 40 or 110 version. I have my 36 float at 21.5 in axle to crown, reduced to 150mm and the head tube angle is at 66.7 roughly. I find this works for the trails that I frequent most days. Hope this helps.
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    That's exactly what I needed. Thanks Kreater.
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    Dumb question...does Cane Creek really make an external cup 44 lowers that will accommodate a 1-1/8th steer tube?

    If so, I want one. I was only able to find an EC for a 1.5 steer tube.

    Cane Creek 40.EC44/40.Bottom Assembly

    Any tips on where to find one kreater?

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    You use the external cup with a reducer crown race, I bought mine from CC.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by will8250 View Post
    That's exactly what I needed. Thanks Kreater.
    WIll, if the answer to my question turns out to be "no", then you might want this Acros headset. It's the only 44 I've found with a zero stack top and external cup lower for a straight 1-18th steer tube.

    Universal Cycles -- Acros Ai-22 Stainless Semi Integrated Headset

    If you go the Acros route, make sure you throw some calipers on the cups to check for tolerances before install, I bought one of their headsets for my Nomad and they pushed in by hand. I could have just gotten a lemon. The build quality was impressive in a German engineering sort of way...I couldn't believe the diameter was off by that much.

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    Chris King Inset7 with 1.5 > 1 1/8 Devo Baseplate

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