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    Extralite Freehead 2

    Arrived a couple of days ago, thanks Dirtboy! It comes in at 74gms on my scales. I'm not sure why the top bearing shell is not black though, but I'm not particularly worried.

    The Freehead will replace my Chris King set it will save a bit of weight but will also lower my bar height by about 10mm. It'll be the first time in over 10 years I've not run a King headset, hopefully the Freehead proves to be atleast 1/2 as durable as a King!
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    It's a solid HS for the weight. A bit hard to get the adjustment just right but mine is still going strong after a season+ of rigid fork duty.
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    Lucky guy, you received a light one,
    Mine replaced a CK as well, one year and still running as new.
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    Thanks guys

    good to know the headset holds up.

    Interesting you both went for the Freehead rather than The Head. My rational was a bit more durability and I also run my bike with a rigid fork around 1/2 the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strong Ti
    good to know the headset holds up.

    Interesting you both went for the Freehead rather than The Head. My rational was a bit more durability and I also run my bike with a rigid fork around 1/2 the time.
    The Regular The head 2 upper bearings are very tinly. Even Sergio @ Extralite says to use those more for road bikes.

    The FH won't last as long as a KING HS, but it's much ligheter an not desgined to. You SHOULD get 2-3 yrs of normal XC riding/racing on them.

    I am glad you like it!
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