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    Which headset should I get?

    Hey guy's I just bought a new DK 6 pack frame, what is a good head set of it and that would be on the rather inexpensive side. Thanks.

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    umm try a tank 2 from i think cane creek for like 22 bucks or the tank jump for like 44

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    you bought just the frame..i didnt know that DK sold the Six Pack as just a frame...

    anyways...

    get a Solid headset, they have needle barings that are soo smooth you could probly only have like two in the race and in would STILL run smooth....althought its around $50

    but if your a cheapo...get an FSA PIG...there nice too....and are like $20-40

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    Hey guy's I just bought a new DK 6 pack frame, what is a good head set of it and that would be on the rather inexpensive side. Thanks.
    Not to take a page from Beerman's book, but didn't you say you worked in a shop?

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    Does he really work in a shop or not? Some shops don't cater to BMX, so I can understand if he does. Besides, he's going to the know it alls around here.
    I play guitar in a country band, this is my page on the band website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Not to take a page from Beerman's book, but didn't you say you worked in a shop?
    Yeh I but I wanted to know what you guys thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    you bought just the frame..i didnt know that DK sold the Six Pack as just a frame...

    anyways...

    get a Solid headset, they have needle barings that are soo smooth you could probly only have like two in the race and in would STILL run smooth....althought its around $50

    but if your a cheapo...get an FSA PIG...there nice too....and are like $20-40
    Yeh I got it from Xtreme wheels, its the Dk 6 pack in blue. I think its last years model so I got it really cheap.

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    I was thinking about a dozer, what do you guys think about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    Yeh I but I wanted to know what you guys thought.
    If you work in a shop, you should be competent enough to know a good part from a bad part. Also, your employee discount should make any headset availble short of a King have a reasonable enough price.

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    Loose balls or sealed, not much more to it than that.

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    I should have mentioned this before, but the only regular 1-1/8" headset on the market that's even remotely worth buying is the Solid.

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    I got a Pig for $12. Don't know what to do with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Loose balls or sealed, not much more to it than that.
    I like sealed.

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    get a SOLID....

    and youll be set its like $10 more...then the other sucking companys...and it kicks ass


    the bearings are sooo smoooth....needle bearings are amazing...


    or you could waste $110ish on a King...

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    Chris King seems like a waste on a BMX.

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    thats why i said...waste...

    but racers seem to like em...

    and those DK headsets. apparently there good...

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    solid....amazing...i know from experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    get a SOLID....

    the bearings are sooo smoooth....needle bearings are amazing...
    Are they sealed?

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    Solid headsets are not sealed...but they are juust as good...

    the have what are called needle type barings wich are suuper smooth and are shaped like little cylinders...and they are like vertical (this is hard to explain) in the cup of the headset...and basically..the runn SOOOOO SMOOTH...that you could almost take like all of them out and only use like 2 of them...and you would still have a smoooth headset...

    and you dont need a sealed....as long as you clean and maintain your bike...

    and the solid is STRONG...

    so just go with it...

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    solid headset = sex

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    Solid headsets are not sealed...but they are juust as good...

    the have what are called needle type barings wich are suuper smooth and are shaped like little cylinders...and they are like vertical (this is hard to explain) in the cup of the headset...and basically..the runn SOOOOO SMOOTH...that you could almost take like all of them out and only use like 2 of them...and you would still have a smoooth headset...

    and you dont need a sealed....as long as you clean and maintain your bike...

    and the solid is STRONG...

    so just go with it...
    Yeh I will they sound good from what you said.

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    they are worth every pennie...


    so yes there good..

    if i wasnt getting a frame with an integrated heattube...i would have one...

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    Needle bearings are better than sealed. And they distribute the load better too.

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    well put mr expat

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    Thank you guys I'm guna buy a set of solids.

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