The Cane Creek Solos seems like a good alternative at approx 1/2 the $$ of the CK.
Actually had one of the Interloc's on order. They look nice and was around the $80 mark too. Shop got a great deal on a King set though, so switched the order.IdahoBiker said:I need a headset for my soon to be had spot. Does anyone have a good alternative to a King? I got a great deal on my last King at $79, but I can't seem to find that price anywhere now. I do run king hubs so mabye it is too sacrelegious to run any other brand of headset. Thoughts......
Can only speak for the Orbit Xtreme Pro I picked up, from FSA site which lists a 10 year warranty, just like King: copy/pasteJerk_Chicken said:What about the new gen of Race Face headsets?
Can people list the headsets up in King territory and their respective warranties? One thing I thought about FSA was that they have so many headsets that I couldn't figure out which one was a viable alternative. Similarly priced, no less. Same for Race Face, but they finally streamed their line down.
As far as the S2 goes, I had one and didn't see the similarities. In my experience, it kept loosening up and didn't have very good sealing.
Expanding reservoir tip!k1creeker said:Can only speak for the Orbit Xtreme Pro I picked up, from FSA site which lists a 10 year warranty, just like King: copy/paste
"Headsets: Orbit Xtreme and Orbit Xtreme Pro headsets are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship or bearing failure for ten years from date of purchase. All other FSA brand headsets are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for two years from date of purchase."
The sell for me was their mix of stainless and aluminum in the right places. Oh, and the "patented alignment tip" whatever the h$ll that is.
I don't think we can get the Hope HS over here in the states. They do look nice.darkside said:Check out the Hope headsets - had one on my spot for 6 months now and no complaints whatsoever. Retail in the UK is ~£60 and come in a wide range of colours.
Right. Some kind of patent issue if I'm not mistaken. I think they market it as an ICT Headset in EuropeSSINGA said:I don't think we can get the Hope HS over here in the states. They do look nice.
The S2 uses smaller bearings made bearing grade steel where CK uses stainless steel. Not a bad unit but not really comparable to the CK. The SOLOS uses SS 5/32 cartridge bearings that carry the same 10 year warranty as the CK. The bearing seals are held in place by snap rings so it can be user serviced and it comes in 6 colors. Another cool feature is the high and low rise top bearing cap and interlocking spacer system. They can be found for much less than the $100 MSRP.cactuscorn said:its cheap, its sorta light and its damn decent. i speak of the cane creek S 2 h/set. also i seem te remember someone tellin me it uses king bearings. true? i dunno as i dont look that close. i just stuff em in and ride em till they complain. but still, theres nuthin as good overall as a king.
Warning: This is not a technical postingIdahoBiker said:I do run king hubs so mabye it is too sacrelegious to run any other brand of headset. Thoughts......