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  • Anyone use a SlackR by 9point8?
  • Premier Icon breninbeener
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    My daughter has a 2011 Trek Remedy 8.

    She loves it but wants it a little slacker. Offset bushings are not a great option as the trunnion mount means you can only use one.

    The IS headset means that the SlackR are the only anglesets im aware of that will fit. The are £100. I think i can get -1.5°.

    Anyone used one?

    Thanks

    Ian

    Premier Icon cp
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    Assuming you’ve got the steerer length to have the top cup external, superstar make the zs56 ec44 cups which will fit.

    Premier Icon itpit
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    I have it on my carbon stache. Follow the instructions and let the locktite dry before riding it and it’ll be just fine.

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    The Trek archive suggests the headset is an FSA no57e which looks like it’s a semi-integrated rather than integrated, so the Slackr won’t be suitable.

    Premier Icon breninbeener
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    @ frogstomp thank you. It appears i had got this wrong i will look at the superstar recommendation above.

    Thanks all

    Ian

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    I highly recomend teh Works Components angle headset if it suites your bike. Works great.

    Premier Icon SirHC
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    Mate has used one, creaked initially when assembled it, couldn’t get it tight enough so it creaked, carbon paste added, got it tighter, but still creaked. Took it apart, cleaned everything, thread lock on the threads and its been fine.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    Not used one, but wont slackening the HA decrease the reach ?

    Premier Icon Del
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    a smidge

    Premier Icon boxwithawindow
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    I have a brand new superstar slackset 8 never got round to using and won’t now as I had a frame built instead.

    Message if interested and we can check to see if it fits purpose.

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    oikeith
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    Not used one, but wont slackening the HA decrease the reach ?

    Slackening the head angle basically pushes the stem back fractionally, but then it also slightly lowers the front fractionally, adding a little. But it’s a bawhair one way and a gnat’s cock the other so it definitely averages out to one Can’t Tell.

    Premier Icon breninbeener
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    @boxwithawindow Thanks, however i have bought a Works Components prior to your post.

    To those people using them, how are you installing them? The top face of the top and bottom cup is machined so it isnt parallel to the head tube. So with the bearing seat machined at an angle too, it doesnt look like i can use abearing press, unless i put something on the top faces to take up the gap.

    I intend to put the cups in the freezer prior to install. Will i have to install with rubber mallet?

    Does anyone have any advice?

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Use a press, but you may have to gently move it to work the cup in on each side to start. Once it’s in a few mm it’ll go in square. I’ve had them go in easy enough

    Premier Icon breninbeener
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    @daver27 thanks. I shall make haste slowly!

    I will report back

    Ian

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    Slackening the head angle basically pushes the stem back fractionally, but then it also slightly lowers the front fractionally, adding a little. But it’s a bawhair one way and a gnat’s cock the other so it definitely averages out to one Can’t Tell.

    I measured the change on my 2Souls Quarterhorse with a 2 degree works components slackset. Reach reduction was c. 8mm.

    Because both cups were external on that (44mm headset) the stack was increased by the height of the cups which far outweighed the minuscule drop in reach from raking the fork out.

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