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    Secret to keeping the EC90X beartrap tight?

    I figure there are probably a fair number of Easton carbon fork users on here. Maybe somebody can shed some light.

    The "beartrap" headset adjuster device that comes stock with the fork never seems to stay tight. Even if I adjust it right before a race it'll have rattled loose by the end. Same goes for any long road rides with it.

    Does anyone have any tips for keeping it tight? Is it a lost cause? I've read about other people just ditching it and picking up a regular carbon compression plug.

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    http://www.danscomp.com/309001.php?cat=PARTS

    Something like that should fix it, just measure your steerer and make sure it'll fit. They're used in BMX all the time, but I'm not sure if there are any cross/road specific headset locks.

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    Ditch it, it sucks ! Bought a really nice FRM plug and after that,; no more loose headset.

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    My EC90x has a threaded insert and has never loosened. Is the threading in the steer tube a new feature this year?
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    ^^ yes.

    and the Beartrap sucks.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    yep, didn't even mess with the bear trap. using a compression plug with zero problems.
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    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    Senior Member irideacenturion's Avatar
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    Picked up a PRO compression plug last week. It made all the difference in the world.

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