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    What's the best deal of these (3) headsets?

    FSA Pig Pro for $21.95

    Cane Creek S-2 for $14.99

    Cane Creek S-6 for $24.99

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    An S2 for 15 is great. I have that one a few bikes an dreally like it.
    But... haven't tried the others since I haven't had a problem with the S2...

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    no experience with the pig pro...

    but i sure do like the s-6. i *think* they normally go around $35 or so....so $25 seems like a good deal.

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    They are all good deals and good headsets. I would go with the S-2.

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    The FSA is just what it says...a PIG...great for doing major jumps and drops...overkill for anything less

    The two Cane Creek headsets are good deals...not a huge difference between the S-2 and the S-6 although the S-6 comes with a split crown race...so no "setting" tools are needed to install or remove the crown race.

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    I'd say the better deal is the Pig, the two Cane Creeks are more regularly near that price point. The better headset I don't know. I just picked up a Pig Pro for about $30 plus shipping and an S3 for $30.

    S3 will go on the XC/enduro machine and Pig on the rigid single speed.

    At that price get one of each and try them each out for a month. The S6 also has stainless bearings instead of carbon steel like the S2, a factor if you ride in nasty weather a lot, though the material of the S2 bearings is stronger IRIC.

    The S2 is a steal for a sealed cartridge bearing headset.
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    S-2

    I called Cane Creek when I was building up a bike last year and asked--should I go more upscale than the S-2? I was willing to spend more money but they emailed me back and said "don't worry about the S-2, it will be fine". For $15, unless you install it wrong and run some ridiculously long fork through it, should last a long time.

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    for the money, I'm a big fan of the FSA XLII

    Chucksbikes.com has XLII's for $25

    I've got an XLII STILL running on my XC bike from 2000.

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    Thanks for the help guys................

    I decided to go with the S2. Can't beat $14.99.............so I bought (2) of em'

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    I think the only diff between s2 and s6 was using stainless steel something. Insignificant weight differences.

    Sorry you guys didn't see the overstock deal they had a few months back. I bought 3 when they were $8.33 a piece.

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