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1.5" headset recommendation <$100 for the Rune

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Just as title says, I am looking for a 1.5" headset for the new Rune. The complete Rune I recently picked up came with a FSA Big Fat Pig which is a big, fat POS! The headset loosens on its own frequently and rattles like a $2 whore due to caged bearings. I am actually a big fan of FSA headsets, rode the BFP DH Pro for several years with no probs at all, not bad for a $30-35 headset. Too bad they don't make them in a 1.5". So considering a FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5" headset (heard mixed reviews on these due to poor lower stack seals) or a Cane Creek XX-II 1.5"? I know the Chris King and CC 110's are the way to go, but I just can't see myself paying more than $100 for a headset no matter how long it may last, especially since I never paid more then $35 for headsets in the past that lasted for years. Any suggestions?

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Crank Bros

I just got this Crank Bros Sage headset as I wanted something light for my 21010 El Guapo. It is under 100 grams and $70. I have a CC XX on my Knolly which has proved bombproof but its a tank. The CB seems tough and light, havent ridden it yet due to snow.


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I have a FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5R on my Rune and works pretty well. I´ve been using it for more than a year with out any issue. Quality is significantly better than the pig´s. It should be less than a 100 bucks if you look around.
same here.
been using the FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5R since 2008 on my Rune.
light and reliable.
fit and forget.
Thanks all, I actually ordered a Cane Creek XX for only $30 here:

So cheap on a strong and reliable headset I couldn't pass it up.
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