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    Tune Bobo headset - experiences?

    I'm after a new headset for my bike. Everything else is fancy & light, this is the last place I can save some weight without sacrificing performance/durability really.

    Who here is running the Bobo headset? Anyone apart from AxisII? How are you finding yours Axis now you've had it a while?

    Also (and don't hate on me for this)... this is going on a DH bike. Do you think it'll stand up to the abuse? In my mind headsets have a fairly easy life on a DH bike, lots of cushy suspension to take the hits, dual-crown forks to help keep everything tight. More leverage admittedly though...

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    DH headsets have heavy and extra deep insertion cups for a reason, you don't want to ovalize the headtube by having all that extra leverage hammer on that teeny cup skirt on your ultralight headset and reshape that headtube.

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    Hmm, you may be right. To be fair though there's only a handful of "deep cup" DH-specific headsets on the market, and hardly anyone uses them. I certainly never have and have never ovalised a headtube yet... maybe I'll just stick with a King though, borrrrrrrrrrrrrrring :P

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    no dont go with a king, get the new crank brothers DH headset. lighter,which is what you want, and much more unique, and youll have more money for beer. win-win-win situation. your welcome.

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    Hmm, their entire range looks pretty light!! Reckon the stainless version is worth the extra 50% cost over the normal version? Interesting that they have XC, AM and DH headsets, all within 1g of each other and all the same price, seems a bit pointless!

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    I presume when they say "max" they mean cartridge bearing.

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    http://www.balfa.co.uk/catalog/produ...roducts_id=154

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Bargain :P

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    The Bobo is quality like all the Tune stuff. I have been impressed with setup, adjustability and durability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seb_dh
    http://www.balfa.co.uk/catalog/produ...roducts_id=154

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Bargain :P
    Wow. That may have to be the first thing I waste my lottery winnings on.

    Now, if only I would ever buy a ticket....

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