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    Anyone know a thing by the name of this that is good?

    Hey guys, I have the choice of getting either a Cane Creek Double X headset reducer for 99$ for my 1.5 frame so I can put on my 888 which has a 1 1/8" steerer. Or I can get a Da Bomb one for less than 70$. Anyone know anything about this Da Bomb company? Is their stuff Da shitz or is their stuff crappy? Anyone have any experience with them?

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    No experience with Da Bomb headsets but the Creek one is really nice...I do know that. I am also a big fan of the e-13 reducer cups and the Cane Creek sealed headset setup. Looks clean witht he internal headset too. I would highly suggest the e-13 setup or the Double X
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    ok I did this.....

    got an fsa pig headset that is made to be put in a 1.5HT but is made to be used with a 1 1/8 steertube/fork. the one with loose bearings is about $50 and the one with car. bearings is $90.

    i dont like reducer cups

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    I had a double X on a bike with a 7" boxxer, but then switched to the e13 w/internal when I put an 888 on it. There's about a 1/2 degree head angle difference between those two headsets. Something to think about to help get the angles where you want them.

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    What will the differing angles do?

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    a lower nuber will give you aq slacker head angle which will make the bike more stable at high speeds and give it more of a race geometry. The higher number will give you a steeper head angle making the bike better for stunts and skinnies b/c the stearing will be a little quicker. This is just a broad overview though
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredder111
    What will the differing angles do?
    What njhcx4xlife says.

    The nice thing about the 1.5 headtube is that you can tweak the angles a bit. Since you haven't bought anything yet you might as well get what fits your style. I was worried that when I put the 888 on my bike it would be too slack so I went with the zero stack integrated headset. I'm glad I did because it still feels pretty darn slack.

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    Hmm, can you help me? I like doing high speed single trail stuff sometimes and sometimes some DH, but most of the time I do more open freeride stuff like drops and gaps or doubles. I never do any skinnies, not that I never will, but there are none where I live. What would be the best head angle for a Santa Cruz Bullit or VP Free for this style of riding. I am more of a hucker, but also like single trail stuff.

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    Oh yeah, the fork is a Marzocchi 07' RCX2 VA 888.

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    I'd go zero stack on either one of those bikes.

    I thought my Bullit was tall with a 545mm Boxxer on it, and my 888rc2x is 581mm. Ouch. I admit that I don't know the spec's on the new Bullit though.

    The VPFree is spec'd at 66 degree with a 571mm fork, again the 888 will slack it out more than that.

    I don't like FR bikes slacker than 66 degrees, because they don't turn, get too long, and jumping doubles seems to get harder. Probaby just me though.

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    Shredder111, the headset you are referring to is a Cane Creek Double Xc, converts 1.5 ht to fit 1 1/8 steerer. $99 is a little steep, you can get them here for $74!
    :http://stores.channeladvisor.com/ebi...tems/04-HD2221

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    Shredder... for your use i would go with the e-13 reducer cups and the cane creek is-2 headset...its a nice combo for sure and should keep your head angle where you want it to be. The FSA orbit is als works with the e-13 reducer cups i'm pretty sure. check the e-13 site to make sure...they tell you what headsets yo can use. The other nice thing is this set-up makes everything internal for a a clean look.
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    Wow, thanks for the info guys! That link for the cheaper headset is great! So from the info you wrote me, this means I should do or buy exactly what?

    Thanks, Shredder111

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    Buy the Cane Creek Double Xc headset, like I said, converts 1.5 headtube to accept 1 1/8 steerer tubes. This set up is very strong, I run one on my Vagrant, and Zachdank runs one on his BottleRocket. Nuf' said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb3designs
    Buy the Cane Creek Double Xc headset, like I said, converts 1.5 headtube to accept 1 1/8 steerer tubes. This set up is very strong, I run one on my Vagrant, and Zachdank runs one on his BottleRocket. Nuf' said.
    All the suggestions convert a 1.5 to 1 1/8th. My question to you mb3 is do you really think the cane creek double xc is stronger than an internal zerostack set-up on a 1.5?
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    The 1.5 to 1 1/8 CC Double Xc Flush headset is another good option. Low stack height.

    <img src="https://www.bti-usa.com/pictures/DC/DC0740.jpg">

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    Is the Flush one from cane creek going to be less strong? I know a friend who has it and it looks hot without the buldge. I will prolly get one of the cane creeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njhcx4xlife
    All the suggestions convert a 1.5 to 1 1/8th. My question to you mb3 is do you really think the cane creek double xc is stronger than an internal zerostack set-up on a 1.5?
    Good question, I haven't had the opportunity to try out the set up you mentioned with the reducer cups and integrated headset, this is my first frame with a 1.5 headtube. I know for a fact that the double Xc is a very strong setup, I weigh about 210 and no problems so far. The Double Xc Flush that .Danno. posted would probably be the strongest out of the bunch. Couldn't go wrong with any of the setups mentioned though, all are very good options.

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    Yes, I will go with one of the cane creek ones. They look nice, am from the state I live in, and have a good reputation. State pride foreva son!

    Thanks, Shredder111=)

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