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    ASX headset question

    What headsets are you using on your ASX's ?
    I'm concerned with reducer shims to use a 1 1/8 headset has anyone had any problems with this set-up?
    I have also been looking at the FSA orbit-extreme ProR
    its just that my other four bikes have king and I like staying with what I know.
    Thanks

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    I'm considering buying ASX and I would like to use King headset. I'm wondering if this headset will work http://www.chrisking.com/headsets/hds_devo.html ?

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    I know that will not work the headtube on an ASX is 1.5 that headset is for a 1.25 headtube most modern mt bikes are 1.125 headtubes
    just for reference:
    1.5 = 1 1/2 inch
    1.25 = 1 1/4 inch
    1.125 = 1 1/8 inch

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    If you want to use the AS-X (onepointfive head tube) with a 1 1/8 fork, you need either a special headset that allows this or a reducer that lets you put in a 1 1/8 headset.

    I have a Cane Creek Double X going into my AS-X but they also have a 1.5 to 1.125 version:
    http://www.canecreek.com/double_x_flush.html

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    My experience is that the FSA Orbit Xtreme 1.5r is the highest quality reducing headset out there.

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    Fsa

    For 1.25 steer tube forks, I recommend a FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5 to 1.25 headset. After a winter of apocalyptic rain and mud the headset is as smooth as the day it was installed.

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    I agree. Go orbit.

    I've run the cane creak XX. It is a XC headset designed for Cannondale type bikes. If you get one (and you're a beater), you'll either unseat the bearing race or unseat the crown race from your fork.

    Also run the PIG 1.5. Nice Cheap, Hard to keep clean.

    Also ran a reducer set with a pig dh. The only thing wrong with a reducer set is that it takes a gorilla to press one of those bad boys in. No problems with it though.....
    Too old to ride. Too young to die.

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    What forks have 1.5 steer tube?

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    1.5 steertube forks

    I know Manitou has the the Travis in a 1.5, there could be more models with 1.5 steer tube.

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    Thanks guys,
    Just ordered a FSA I can not justify a king at the $125 they are now charging when the FSA has a ten year warranty and sealed cartridge bearings for $80. The Blue king would have looked sweet though.

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    Don't use reducers in the ASX!

    Beware! Yeti do not recommend the use of reducers in the ASX.
    I was recommended to use Cane Creek by the UK importer.
    Cheers.
    Chaser.

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    does marzocchi have any forks with a 1.5 steer tube?

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