Changing head angle with a headset

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Changing head angle with a headset

Postby Sarnian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:01 pm

Has anyone used one of them headsets that can change the head angle a degree or two,if so are they any good and any recommendation for one that's not to pricey.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby supersonic » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:20 pm

Depends what sort of headset you require - do you know the headtube standard?

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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:26 pm

You mean an angleset? Think the works one is the cheapest at about £80. They do what you require of them, not really a case of them being any good or not... It does depend on your head tube though.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby Sarnian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:33 pm

It's just a thought at the moment, I'm will soon be getting a charge cooker so the next question is how would it be with a 29er, I have not ridden anything with a 71 degree head angle for a long time and not sure i want to go back to it as I like a slacker head angle, but then again I don't know how a 29er is going to ride.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby supersonic » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:36 pm

29ers have steeper angles because the fork trail is different - they don't feel as steep as they do with a 26er.

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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:10 pm

More to the point, why are you buying it if you're not too keen on the geometry?
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:19 pm

ilovedirt wrote:More to the point, why are you buying it if you're not too keen on the geometry?

and it will not fit the frame either.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:35 pm

That too.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby Sarnian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 21:21 pm

ilovedirt wrote:More to the point, why are you buying it if you're not too keen on the geometry?


It's the bike I have been offered for a replacement on a insurance claim after been knocked off of my Scott 50 ss, the bike shop are no longer the Scott dealers and the Charge is what they say is the closest.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:10 pm

use another bike shop?

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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby Sarnian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:24 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:use another bike shop?

Not sure I can do that, I was I instructed to take it back to the shop I brought it from for the insurance quote, atleast the Charge is worth a lot more then I paid for the Scott
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:30 pm

Quote maybe, but the insurers won't make you use the same shop if they don't stock the bike. More likely to (try) make you use some rubbish outfit that gives them fat discounts and give you a buying order.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby Sarnian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:44 pm

I shell look into this, I only have a choice of 3 main bike shops on the island I live on and I'm not sure if any of them have taken on the Scott dealership yet.
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Re: Changing head angle with a headset

Postby bluechair84 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 08:30 am

Well, if you do end up needing an angleset, I have been using a works one for a few years now and I've had no issues with it or the bearings. Changes in geometry are entierly individual. They rarely 'improve' a bike as improvements depend on your impression of it in the first place.


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