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    Cane Creek S2 strong enough for DJ/urban?

    I need a new headset for my P.2, and was wondering if the cane creek S2 would hold up to the rigors of DJ's and urban riding? A few of my buddies ride them with no problems, but this headset isn't specifically marketed for this type of riding. I'd also like a FSA pig, but I'm not sure about dealing with unsealed bearings, seems like something extra for me to screw up when I install it. Any thoughts?
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    there is a sealed version of the FSA Pig... i'd go with that... great headset for the money
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    i can agree with that, i had one when i bmxed
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    I use a Cane Creek S2 on my heckler and my chameleon without any problems... As long as you install it correctly and keep it clean and sealed you should be just fine...

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    I have the Pig in my HT and totaly recomend that HS... u can't get any better for 20bx.
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    Update, I just bought and installed a Pig (the unsealed version), and so far so good. The fork race was kind of a pain to get seated, but other than that, installation went fine.

    The main reason I asked the question was because I previously had an S2 which I bought used from a buddy, but after about a month, it went to hell. (LBS installed this one). I was wondering if it was the headset itself, or the installation/used part factor, since I was considering another one (they're quite smooth )

    Also, I got the Pig DH Pro (sealed) version for my DH bike, I just wanted a cheap solution for the DJ bike. Thanks for the replies
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    Fwiw.....

    DO NOT USE THIS FOR ANY TYPE OF AGGRESSIVE RIDING.

    I completely sheared off the bottom cup on a set of S2 while coming down a hill a few months ago. This should only be used for XC type riding.

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    Comparing the pieces of an S2 and a Pig should answer your question. I have intalled both of these, and, by far, the Pig is a more strongly build headset. The S2 looks super-precise and almost fragile by comparison. The crown race in particular looks really weak. The S2 is a a great headset in terms of reliabilty. The KU Mechanical Engineering team uses them in their Formula car to be the bearing on the rear suspension pivots. I wouldn't use them for dirt jumping though, after seeing the internals. The Pig is an indestructable headset, I can attest to that. Both of mine (one on a dirt jumping bike, one on an XC bike) have had zero problems other than regular maintainance, and I can assure you at least one of those headsets has been abused.
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