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    FSA headset question

    I have the big fat pig headset on my bike and am looking for replacement bearing but I want to use sealed instead of the ones it usually uses. My question is wether or not I need to replace the entire headset or if I can just but sealed bearings. The next question is if I can just replace the bearings then which do I use? I am all confused since I have never used a headset that redusec the 1.5" headtube to 1 1/8 steertube before. Thanks.

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    FSA has a web store with all the headset bearings and parts you need.

    I don't think you can use different bearings. The whole idea of the Pig is that it uses really big caged bearings for strength instead of sealed ACB bearings. You would need a new HS if you wanted to go sealed, because your lower cup has bearing races. The sealed bearing cups don't have races, the bearing is pressed in instead.

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    I have the big fat pig headset on my bike and am looking for replacement bearing but I want to use sealed instead of the ones it usually uses. My question is wether or not I need to replace the entire headset or if I can just but sealed bearings. The next question is if I can just replace the bearings then which do I use? I am all confused since I have never used a headset that redusec the 1.5" headtube to 1 1/8 steertube before. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the info. I guess my next question is will the fsa orbit xtreme pro work? i know it is for a 1.5 headtube but not sure about steerer tube diameter. I get confused with the whole 1.5" headtube thing. If the orbit won't work then what sealed headset would work with 1 1/8th steerer tube? thanks again

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    You want the DH Pro version of that headset.

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    Orbit Xtreme Pro 1p5r (the "r" stands for reducer and allows a 1.125" fork steerer) is your best bet. I have one on my 7p7 and it works well, but I wish it used ACB bearings instead of regular cartridge bearings for better durability. Oh well.

    The Pig DH Pro is an excellent headset, but not available in 1p5. The Big Fat Pig is what you have if you have a 1p5r headtube and a 1.125" steerer.

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    You want the DH Pro version of that headset.

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