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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:48 am 
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Location: Ely. UK
I've used a couple of the very good value cheaper sealed bearing headsets available from eBay. If you're not bothered about having Chris King or Hope stamped on your headset, then these work well

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330660875399?var=540051078709&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

They also come with a split fork race, which I am a fan of!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:00 am 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
I use an FSA Orbit MX.

Ok it lacks the finer quality of a King, BUT it is well made, very smooth and fairly hardy - they get good reviews. Just beware of getting one from CRC as they seem to be wrapped in little bags and not boxed, so maybe OE equipment that never made it to a bike? I ordered from there and was ok, my mate ordered the same and had a bit missing.

Same here, I used one on my Fisher.
I got mine from CRC and it was fine :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:36 pm 
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I spent ages trying to find headsets that weren't black on a budget a while back and eventually settled on an Onza Mongo III. Good quality but possibly a bit big for some peoples tastes. Dynatech also do decent quality coloured ones.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:18 pm 
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You could try the origin8 headset? Nice piece of kit, in several different colours...8)


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