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okay, so please dont quote me the old keith bontrager adage ;D

I've always used chris king headsets with no problem. However after realising I've nearly enough spares to build another complete bike I want to build a cheap/ light weight rig & wouldnt mind trying a few parts that I normally wouldnt use (non king headset being the classic example)
Any obvious choices? 1 1/8 ahead as usual :)

many thanks!
 

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FRM Headset Worldcup C-Set

Color: Black Model: Worldcup C-Set
Specs: Threadless, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Stainless Steel bearings, 26.8mm Stack height, 3 O-Rings
Weight: 82 Grams

This si the 2006 version.

http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/cPath/23_30/products_id/98

Stan's site has the pre 06 version picture listed.

New O6 info:
A-SET 1 1/8'' Black

- Manufactured in high strength 7075 light alloy
- Roller bearings are inexpensive and efficient
- 100% light alloy Expander-Plug for easy installation and play adjustment
- 5 years arranty



Material: 7075 light alloy
Setting system: Expander-Plug
Bearings: rollers
Seals: 2 O-Rings
Stack Height: 28 mm
Finish: Black
Heaset weight: 82 g.
Expander-Plug weight: 25 g.



Also:

C-SET Team 1 1/8'' Dark Titanium

- Manufactured in high strength 7075 light alloy
- Angular Contact Bearings at 36° provide maximum bearing life and smoothness
- Micro Bearings save weight
- Sealed bearings and triple O-Ring seal for years of trouble-free performance
- 100% light alloy Expander-Plug for easy installation and play adjustment
- 5 years warranty

Material: 7075 light alloy
Setting system: Expander-Plug Team (carbon fibre cap)
Bearings: Micro ACB 36°x36° Stainless Steel
Seals: Sealed bearings + 3 O-Rings
Stack Height: 26,8 mm
Finish: Black or Gold Works
Heaset weight: 85 g.
Expander-Plug weight: 20 g.






 

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Cheaper than a CK....

he did not say how cheap. But $68 for the WC is cheap compared to CK or and Extralite headset.

Maybe he sould give us a price range.
Maybe a FSA Orbit MX, 95g and $55
 

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DIRT BOY said:
he did not say how cheap. But $68 for the WC is cheap compared to CK or and Extralite headset.

Maybe he sould give us a price range.
Maybe a FSA Orbit MX, 95g and $55
I think Cloxxki might be asking if they meant cheap as in price or cheap as in quality... I may be wrong though. Either way, the FRM is probably best bang for the buck IMO.
 

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When I think about cheap headsets, I'm thinking the $20-$40 range. $68 isn't much less than what King headsets can go for on ebay.

The Cane Creek S2 is a great choice for budgetlight. Sometimes you can even find a S6 (same but with stainless bearings) for not much more. Those headsets are 80 g without the cap, bolt and expander plug.

Headsets are so overrated.
 

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eurorider said:
When I think about cheap headsets, I'm thinking the $20-$40 range. $68 isn't much less than what King headsets can go for on ebay.

The Cane Creek S2 is a great choice for budgetlight. Sometimes you can even find a S6 (same but with stainless bearings) for not much more. Those headsets are 80 g without the cap, bolt and expander plug.

Headsets are so overrated.
Cane Creek does a bang-up job. Hell, they invented the modern threadless headset anyway. And their prices are more in line with what it really costs to make a headset...
 
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