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Headset reducers

dave_sdave_s Posts: 4,362
edited May 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
Has anyone fitted headset reducers before into a frame which has a 1.5" headtube diameter ?

When fitting on of the headset reducers below, do you just use a normal headset press to put them in the frame ?

Also out of these I think the e-thirteen one looks the best bet since it's zero stanck and seem to have a longer sleeve on them but has anyone else used these before ? ... delID=8244

Dave S
Dave S


  • haroexoneharoexone Posts: 165
    i might be wrong but i think not all hsets fit e13,but all fit betd

  • dave_sdave_s Posts: 4,362
    Is that right ?
    I thought all that they did was reduce the headtube diam down to 1 1/8" but you live and learn
    Dave S
  • JohnJohn Posts: 2,499
    Personaly I wouldnt use reducer cups then a headset, Find a reducing headset then instead of 2 seperate parts being pressed into the frame theres just the one, Makes much more sense.

    My mates just bought the Hope one and hes really impressed with it. ... elID=18085

    It also drops the front end down slightly which sorted his Geo problems with his 888s.

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  • rubber side uprubber side up Posts: 2,150
    *waits patiently for chris king 1.5" reducer headset [:)]

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  • dave_sdave_s Posts: 4,362
    John, cheers for that.
    It sounds a better option than a headset reducer.
    I didn't even know they did headsets like that, and it even looks like Hope have got rid of those annoying O rings judging by the pic.
    Dave S
  • haroexoneharoexone Posts: 165
    the e13 has a limit on the external diameter of the bottom cup as it is recessed.thats what makes it zero stack
  • dave_sdave_s Posts: 4,362
    Thanks for that, I deffo thing the Hope stepdown headset sounds a better bet than headset reducers now though.
    Dave S
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