My onone smoothie headset is dieing on my carbon 456. Which tapered headset do you recommend and what size do I need?
Tapered headset for c456
The bottom half of mine literally ground to a halt and then fell out when I popped the forks out to check it, so I replaced it with a hope. I dont know the size as my LBS sorted it for me, but only took them 15mins to sort out the mess and fit the new. Previously people on here have claimed its a nightmare to get the old ones out.
I bought a 2nd hand king off here for mine. Not cheap, but they are good. Otherwise I'd go for Hope
I briefly had a Hope in mine, tbh they're a bit expensive for what you get, no better than my Cane Creeks... But the compatibility was easy.
Replaced that with a Works Components angle thinger which brought out the best of the bike IMO- changed the focus a bit but then it was never a great climber anyway, so worth a little tradeoff for the big improvement on the fun stuff. C456 Summer Season!
You can get new bearings on ebay that are sealed, rather than the standard smoothie bearings, which aren't sealed, for not a lot. Its what I did , rather than blow big money on a Hope.
As Northwind, swapped a very disappointingly short lifed On One Smoothie with the Works Component Slackset and twas good.
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