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Old 05-04-08, 05:41 PM   #1
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Chris King Perdido equivalent?

What other brand headset would be equivalent to the Chris King zero stack Perdido? I want to build a top shelf XC rig but the frame I'm considering takes 44mm cups (Zero Stack). I don't know of anybody here that can ream the head tube for a Perdido so that's out of the question. Thanks!
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What other brand headset would be equivalent to the Chris King zero stack Perdido? I want to build a top shelf XC rig but the frame I'm considering takes 44mm cups (Zero Stack). I don't know of anybody here that can ream the head tube for a Perdido so that's out of the question. Thanks!
I wouldn't say it's equal seeing as King doesn't actually produced the Perdido...but I've had great luck with my FSA Orbit Z.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I've owned FSA SLK cranks/Mega EXO for my road bike and an FSA bb for my mountain bike. Unlike you, I've had nothing but bad luck with FSA. Maybe headset bearings are different.
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ive had two different orbit headsets, and they've both been money. i've got zero complaints about either. silky smooth, reliable and ****ing light. my orbit mx was 60cdn and within five grams of a king.
i dunno about super long term durability, but all i can say is that ive been running an orbit x on my fix for about three years and ive never had a problem with it. still as smooth as the day i installed it.
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