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Old 10-15-08, 08:23 PM   #1
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Headset change on new LHT?

I thought these came with a Ritchey Logic threadless headset. I just realized that my new LHT has a Cane Creek S-2... Anyone else find this on theirs? Not a big deal, but I think the Cane Creek is a definite step up. I bought the bike from Speedgoat when they were on sale last month.
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Old 10-15-08, 11:56 PM   #2
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Is the Ritchie logic the one with roller bearings? I like that one myself. Not sure which is supposed to be best though.
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Old 10-16-08, 09:25 PM   #3
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the cane creek is a definite step up. the ritchey logic on my LHT is sealed, but it just wont stay tight. maybe its the super long steer tube and large braking forces or something?
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the cane creek is a definite step up. the ritchey logic on my LHT is sealed, but it just wont stay tight. maybe its the super long steer tube and large braking forces or something?
That has nothing to do with the headset, unless the cups/race weren't pressed in completely. If the headset is losing its load check to see if the stem is slipping on the steerer tube ever so slightly. I installed a Ritchey headset on my LHT and never had a problem with it, and I take my 26" wheeled LHT off road regularly.
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Actually, its an S3, which I assume is the replacement for the S2--most likely the same?

I've had an S2 on my road bike for years without problem. They seem like a good headset for the money.
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I have an S2 on my LHT; I bought three S2 when Nashbar had them on sale a few years back for $9 each. In general the headset seems fine except that the crown race is flimsy. I bent two on install attempts (even using the proper tool). Fortunately I bought three of those headsets. In the future I'll search for a headset with a more sturdy crown race.
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chris king and forget about it.
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I had a king on an MTB years ago. No problems, but not really worth the money.
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As a general rule, I say never mess with a headset if it's not broken. Personally, The Ritchey headset is better than most of Crane Creek (Tektro) units. The Crane Creek units have crappy, weak cups and can be tought to install.
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I own and have used extensively the ritchey logic, the cc s2 (and s6) and the ck. They all basically work fine in my experience.

The $130 CK works no better than the CC s2 I got from nashbar for $12, with one exception.

My main gripe with CCS2 is the crappy crown race. Fits awfully tight, hard to install, hard to remove. Can't reuse crown race because it gets beat up from install/uninstall. At least with the $130 CK you get a good crown race (which are sold seperately for 10 bucks, and fit a ccs2 pretty good).

I got some fsa orbit xl-IIs recently at a good price. I like some of the FSAs - clean look, they don't put graphics everywhere. They come with split crown race - makes life much easier.

edit: just like bwgride said (i didn't scroll).

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"You get what you pay for" in headsets generally do not apply when talking anything less than a CK.
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