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Headsets! What shop I get?

stoychgreyjoystoychgreyjoy Posts: 14
edited May 2015 in MTB buying advice
I been looking at headsets to replace me factory stook headset that came with my cube pro ltd! I am looking at a headset for cx and under £60! My old headset was a size: 1 1/8" tapered.

I have no real ideal whats a good on or not! Please could someone helf me out, thank you

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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Make sure you get the right type. As well as the steerer size you need the right cup size to fit the frame and either internal, semi integrated or external etc.
    Other than that either Cane Creek or Hope would be my choice.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    What's up with what you've got?
  • I am trying to get my handleing sorted down to a tea, I like pin point sharpness and I am not getting that with a bike! I rode my mate bike for a bit and he recomend me to up upgrade the headset.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Well, that's not a reason to change a headset. If they turn ok they work. Look at the bars, stem, fork, wheel and hub interface first!
  • I shall give that a try, thanks
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Changing the headset will make absolutely censored all difference to your bikes handling.
  • loudogloudog Posts: 136
    Short stem, wide bars is what you need..

    Well, thats whats the magazine says to do so you must do it, Lemming
    It matters not, win or lose, it's how you ride the bike
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    LouDog wrote:
    Short stem, wide bars is what you need..

    Well, thats whats the magazine says to do so you must do it, Lemming

    It works if you get the combination right. A nice low bar height helps a lot as well, so does good brake lever position.
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