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  • Premier Icon timmys
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    Nukeproof do one that’s cheaper than the Hope.

    z1ppy
    Member

    A thread I started.. but didn’t follow through on, so can’t really tell you anything much, but some of the comments might help.

    binno
    Member

    I need to run taper forks. Anyone able to recommend a cost effective headset for a 44mm head tube kona frame?

    I know hope do external cups, however i’m looking to put together a cheaper headset or get a a cheaper top cup (or complete) and a hope bottom cup.

    binno
    Member

    Superstar seem to have a complete one that is out of stock.
    Otherwise i’m stuck with hope or a hope base and cheap top end if i can find one.

    andyl
    Member

    You need Hope 2 for the top and H for the bottom. Not sure I see the point in buying a hope bottom and then trying to scrimp on the top.

    As the SS is out of stock this is probably your cheapest option: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/nukeproof-warhead-44iets-headset/rp-prod85845

    I think Gusset do a pick and mix headset too: http://www.gussetbikes.com/products-information.php?id=HDGUBE34

    (2nd one and 2nd to last one I think)

    rudedog
    Member

    There is also the on one smoothie mixer? I ended up going for the hope pick and mix headset, wad just under 50 quid with the 5 pound off voucher.

    kamenev
    Member

    Where did manage to get the hope pick and mix for under £50?

    rudedog
    Member

    CRC with the 5 off voucher. Rutland do each cup for 25.99 also

    andyl
    Member

    I’d just go with the hope. If you buy a different one you just wish you have bought the hope.

    coatesy
    Member

    Also worth looking at M-Part Elite X44 (available via Madison from your LBS, part no HPT505), for £44.95rrp. We’ve fitted a few of their headsets as a cheaper alternative to Hope, and had no problems with them. Pretty sure they run the same size bearings as Hope too, so could be upgraded if they wear out.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    I’ve put a tapered fork on my Unit, I just kept the OE top cup as it was quite new and got the Hope lower H.

    I’ll probably get a upper Hope soon, the OE top cup seals let in a lot of shite.

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