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Thinnest or shortest headset possible?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ChrisRobin, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    I've usually been running FSA Pig headsets although I was wondering if there's anything out there that's smaller? I want a headset that will give me the shortest headset stack possible.

    Thanks.
     

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    do you happen to have a 1.5 head tube?
     
  3. ChrisRobin

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    Should of mentioned that...no I don't.
     
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    I think Cane Creek and FSA both make Zero Stack headsets.
     
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    the fsa DL is one of the thinest headset you can lay your ands on. also they are really inexpensive. but and headset is only going to save you like 3mm
     
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    To use those zero stack headsets, you have to have a head tube that accepts them. If your currently rinning a pig, that means that your head tube will not accept zero stack headsets. Kings are fairly short, but also quite expensive. Look at some of the other FSA headsets, like the orbit series, they seem pretty short also.
     
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    Yes, that's exactly why I asked if he had a 1.5 steer tube. Because then you can get an adapter to run a zero stack (i.e. integrated) headset.

    No dice if you're frame doesn't already have one.
     
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    The FSA Orbit Xtreme seems to be the shortest one at 25.5mm. The Pig headset is 29.5mm.

    Ok, thanks for the suggestions
     
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    There are 1-1/8" headtubes that accept zero stack headsets too. Remember Schwinn's ICBM(Integrated Cup and Bearing Mold). Most of the Giant xc bikes use them too.

    Chris Robbin- I use an Orbit Extreem Pro and love it.
     
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    Doesn't the headtube have to be specifically designed for an integrated hs?
    Meaning, if he doesn't have one already, he probably can't use one?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but by looking at the one on my hollowpoint, it sure seems to require a slightly bigger headtube.


    I think ChrisRobbin should just get a new bike.
     
  11. mandown

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    as an aside - not sure if a thinner stem will help you issue (since you have not specified the issue, only the desired result). the new sic stems have a very thin point of contact. i do realize this is not an answer to your question, only an answer to my guess at your questions.

    good luck.
     
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    Check out the Woodman stuff...
     
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    IIRC blackspire made the shortest stack headset. dont know if they still do but worth a shot
     
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    Your guess is correct. ;)
     
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    Yeah, a 1-1/8 headtube will not take any sort of zero-stack headset.

    Well, I don't really want a new frame but maybe I can cut the headtube off and weld on a 1.5er on there.