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 Post subject: Headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Location: Enfield
Hi guys !! thinking to get a new headset for my big hit 1 . can you guys give me any advice witch is the best one and will fit my big hit and for a good price (needs to be in gold :D ) . many thanks !!


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Hope sealed Headset are good for the price. Had one on my Orange. Now running a Chris King on the Yeti and that is really nice.

Is the Big Hit standard headset? Its not internal or tapered?

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Its taper thats because i m not sure ;(

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... spid=39215


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:48 pm 
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It's a 1 1/8" to 1 1/5" external tapered.


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Same as my Yeti. I run a Chris King and think its a really nice headset and is in gold too!!!

I think Cane Creek and Dia Tech also do tapered from memory!

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Mattt can you please send me a link where to get one ? deffo i need one like you have have ? thanks


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 Post subject: Headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Just get a black one and spray it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:54 pm 
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That is not a bad idea but i need something not sprayed at least ;0)


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:22 am 
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If you want something like this:

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I got mine from Broardribbs cycles in Newport,Wales.



I have also found Stiff have them in stock in gold...

http://www.stif.co.uk/mtb/product/chris ... adset/8891



Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:28 am 
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Forgive my ignorance, however, are you running Bomber 55's on your Big Hit? If so when you take them out the frame is the steerer tube tapered?

I didn't think they did the 55 with a tapered steerer, and if not you will need a 1 1/8th headset with a 1.5 to 1 1/8th reducer bottom cup!!

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:41 am 
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Thanks for that. The bomber are normal tube 1 1/8.i head a boxxer 2009 on it and the also are not tapeer tube. So the headset you post should be ok. Is it?


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:32 am 
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No it wouldn't.

I went on Eccles saying it was tapered but noticed that its running what i thought were straight 1 1/8 steerer forks which would mean the bottom cup on the above headset would be too big! I'm not sure if they do a reducer spacer or whether there is a different headset available! Will have a look.

If you get a chance you want a 1 1/8 headset with the bottom cup being a 1.5 to 1 1/8 reducer fitment and then you can run your normal 1 1/8 steerer forks.


Does that make sense? hahaa

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:34 am 
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Hope do a mix n match kit so you can get a 1 1/8 top cup and 1.5 to 1 1/8 reducer and in gold too!!!

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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Matt_Hillyard wrote:
I went on Eccles saying it was tapered ....


And I went on what Specialized said:
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HEADSET
1-1/8" to 1.5" Threadless, alloy, cartridge bearing

but they run a Z1, which does have a tapered steerer.


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 Post subject: Re: headset for big hit 1 ??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:58 pm 
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Thank s for that boys !! i might end up with hope one . thanks again


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