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What headset is everyone using on their 6.6? I just bought a standard redecer with a cane and creek headset, nonflush. Is anyone using a similar setup?

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FSA z-orbit something.

1 1/8" reducer and flush. Doesn't have the deep insertion of a CC or E.15 setup though.
 

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I'm using the FSA Orbit Z1.5R, following recomendations on this board some time ago. Works nicely and helps keep the front end height down.
 

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I'm also running the FSA Orbit Z1.5R. It's a very nice headset. Be careful with the reducer setup because if there is too much press the headtube could crack. I think I read a warning somewhere in the manual about Cane Creek headsets causing the headtube to split.
 

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Woodman Components Saturn Solution (1.5" - 1 1/8" reducer). A little pricey but well worth it. Very solid and smooth. Uses two bearing types to handle two kinds of loads on the fork and headtube. I'm kind of surprised that it hasn't been looked at more, although Mountain Biking UK gave it a very strong review.
 

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I have the cane creeck XC flush headset. very happy - 6 months of use.
I ve had no problems but two people did.
I would be sure to give the mechanic/ builder a heads up about headset insertion.
Mine went in pretty easilly by hand a lot of the way. didnt need much pressure to get solid fit.
The head tube issues seem to have been an issolated incident but i would check the outside diameter of what ever headset you buy.
 

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Question on the FSA Orbit 1.5. Anyone having trouble with it loosening up and the O-rings at the top and bottom starting to work their way out? It doesn't seem like there's a groove or anything for these O-rings to run in so after a few rides they start bunching up and poking out on one side, especially the top one.
 

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Did you start with the O rings siting around the head tube of the frame, then after setting the headset and stem roll them into the groove that is left between the cups and the top cap / lower race. Sounds like you are starting with the O rings trapped inbetween the race and cups, when they work out your headset becomes loose?
 

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KRob said:
Question on the FSA Orbit 1.5. Anyone having trouble with it loosening up and the O-rings at the top and bottom starting to work their way out? It doesn't seem like there's a groove or anything for these O-rings to run in so after a few rides they start bunching up and poking out on one side, especially the top one.
Yup.

I couldn't even get mine in place so I just took them out.
 

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I run an FSA Orbit Xtreme 1.5r lower cup to achieve a slightly slacker head angle and an e13 upper cup to keep the bar height down.
 

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cuthberm said:
Did you start with the O rings siting around the head tube of the frame, then after setting the headset and stem roll them into the groove that is left between the cups and the top cap / lower race. Sounds like you are starting with the O rings trapped inbetween the race and cups, when they work out your headset becomes loose?
Oh. I see. This makes sense now. Yes I was placing the O-rings between the race and cups then tightening the headset. I did as you said and now all is good. Thanks.

It still seems like the upper one may try and work its way too far into the crack after a while though. Maybe it should be a bit thicker. Kind of a mickey mouse way to seal a headset imo. We'll see how it holds up.
 
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