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Just as title says, I am looking for a 1.5" headset for the new bike (Banshee Rune). The bike came with a FSA Big Fat Pig which is a big, fat POS! The headset loosens on its own 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, just 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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I have the older generation of cane creek XX on my bike (bought it second hand, came with the bike) and it still works flawlessly after quite some time... and i beat on it chris king headsets are overrated peices of crap, and that is
a FACT! horrible design!
 

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AlexJK said:
I have the older generation of cane creek XX on my bike (bought it second hand, came with the bike) and it still works flawlessly after quite some time... and i beat on it chris king headsets are overrated peices of crap, and that is
a FACT! horrible design!
Thanks very helpful! I can score a new CC Double X for $50, so just may get that.
 

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Cane creek, hands down - if you don't want to pay for the 110, just get the XX - their headsets are sweet, and unlike king pos they don't creak.
Have the 110 in 1.5 and 1 1/8, love it - but nothin wrong with the XX either.
 

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rvmdmechanic said:
Cane creek, hands down - if you don't want to pay for the 110, just get the XX - their headsets are sweet, and unlike king pos they don't creak.
Have the 110 in 1.5 and 1 1/8, love it - but nothin wrong with the XX either.
Thanks, I just ordered the Cane Creek Double X 1.5" headset last night through CC online as per "murd's" recommendation. Only $30 + shipping of course. It's the old style XX, about 50g's heavier than the XX-II, but for only $30 I couldn't pass it up and it still will be lighter and I am sure much better than the FSA BF Pig it's replacing.

Thanks everyone for the recommendations.
 
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