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    A 2nd race - Syncros Headset

    I have purchased a used Salsa Ala Carte with World Cup suspension forks and the original fixed forks. I would like to use the fixed forks on my next touring trip in September and am having a hard time finding a second race to put on the fixed forks.

    I would rather keep each set of forks with their own race, is this a fairly normal things to do? Some bike shop staff have commented on the unlikely-hood of finding a matching spare race.

    Taking away the forks at the base of the Syncros headset reveals the bearings are 6806-2RS OSID ENDURO. I have been told that the angle of the race matches the angle of the bearing.


    I was wondering if it is out of the ordinary to buy multiple races for a single headset. If so, then purchasing a bearing / matching race this fits the space might be an alternative.

    I have emailed Syncros but though I would see how other riders have approached this conundrum.
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    This is one reason to run Cane Creek or Chris King headsets, the races are cheap and readily available. Those old syncros hardcore headsets were very good though, I had one for about 3 years and it was smooth as day one.
    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Thanks for that heads up... I'll whip the race off my suspension forks and put them on my standard ones for my touring trip , I'll contact the LBS for pricing and options around both your suggestions for a long term solution.

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