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    BottleRocket & Fox Van36; Stack or Zero-Stack Headset?

    Hi, I'm wondering if I should go stack or zero-stack headset on a bottlerocket with a Fox Van 36rc.

    This will be a universal bike, pedaling, single track, and steeps.

    Any suggestions?
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    If you could put a zero stack in I would to lower the front end a little. Don't know if you can though???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damienp
    If you could put a zero stack in I would to lower the front end a little. Don't know if you can though???
    Lowering the front end is an obvious affect caused by the zero stack. This much I am aware of.
    I guess my question is for others riding the same config (Fox 36 w/ stack or zero-stack), What characteristics of the bike change and which config do you prefer?

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    Most use standard cup with the 36. Slackens the bike a bit and raises the front a tad also. If you were running a Totem or Fox 180 I would use a flush cup.
    Zero Stack headsets will not work , OD is 54mm. Flush cup is what you want 49.5 mm OD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad_Money
    Most use standard cup with the 36. Slackens the bike a bit and raises the front a tad also. If you were running a Totem or Fox 180 I would use a flush cup.
    Zero Stack headsets will not work , OD is 54mm. Flush cup is what you want 49.5 mm OD.
    Thanks for the reply.
    I thought zero stack and flush cup were the same?

    I've been calling anything where the bearing sits below or "flush" with the surface of the head tube zero stack. Oh well...

    At any rate, based on your suggestion I'd still need a standard stack with a reducer for 1-1/8 steer tube.

    Thanks again

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    i have ran both a flush (cane creek double xc er something) headset and a standard cup (king) and i prefer the geo with the standard cup.
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