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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Looking to buy a new headset, see that Onza have a mongo 3 headset, anyone tried one? I want a white one which has limited my choice. Have a Cane Creek on there now, torn beween another, the mongo or an FSA Orbit.
Any of you guys had any experience of the new Onza ones?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:11 pm 
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I've been using a white Octane One Warp 2 for nearly 2 years. It's been bomb proof. Paint hold up really well, seals keep the crap out nicely too.

The new Octane One Warp 1 was on CRC for cheap, if it has to be Alu.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Do echo make headsets? They msut be pretty strong if so.
Otherwise i like the look fo the fsa mx headsets.
And thats as much help as your getting from me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Not very relevant but the favourite around here for scooter riders is the Onza. The bearings and feel must be pretty good if that lot are riding them. I wouln't want a wobbly steerer on a scooter!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:28 pm 
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I have a black orbit mx headset and I cannot faullt it. It feels snug when you nip it up when fiting it, but silky smooth when in use, best I have had. Always wanted a king or hope one but for the price the fsa is superb.

My 2p worth 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Never had any issues with FSA headsets - generally come in a few colours and are good value for money. My Pig Pro's took loads of hammer....

Still can't beat a King for bling factor though!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Hope>king.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Personally Hope but I've done two mongo 3's recently for others and tbh they were pretty bloody nice. I didn't like the logs much but the quality of finish and fit was excellent, really good sealed bearing feel.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:11 pm 
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I run a Mongo 3 on one bike and it is very good. Been on for 18 months now and still feels nice and smooth. Amazingly good value.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 pm 
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I'm using a mongo 3 now....at first on a jump bike, with zero play at all and lovely *swooshy* feeling bearings...all I can say is....the race is a bit beefy looking if your fork crown is weeny....and it fits awfully tight. great if you plan on never swapping out forks....But I lvoed mine so much I kept the headset from the bike split........I got it off reasonably easy...but installing it on some new forks saw the (steel btw!) race bending a fair bit.....I had to use diamond files to slowly shave the uneven shapes out and fit-file-refit-refile-refit till the gritty feel disappeared. Still lovely bearings even after hammering and filing the damn thing.
Lasty.......the word MONGO on it is a tiny bit embaressing unless you hide that under the stem.
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Fsa though...gorgeous....seems everything the mongo is trying to be and more...I bought a white one out of impulse...But Im going to get a red one instead....and its up for sale.....15 posted if you want it?


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