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    2k miles from the midwest Dylansbob's Avatar
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    Bearing size and number for XT 1 1/4 threaded headset

    Can anyone tell me what size bearings and how many for this headset? I hate loose ball headsets...

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    I remember that they used larger than typical. Maybe 1/4" for the bottom race and 7/32" for the top.
    Why don't you don't have the old ones?

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    A Google search turned up this: http://www.bikepro.com/arch_products...mmtb_hst.shtml

    According to this web site the 1-1/4" XT headset used 22 x 5.5 (0.2245") mm loose balls in the lower race and these aren't a standard size anywhere I know of. The closest SAE size would be 7/32" or 0.2188". Oddly, the 1-1/8" version used standard 1/4" balls.

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