Headset comparison

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marcs
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by marcs

I'm building a DA Parlee Z5. Any thoughts on the DA headset versus Cane Creek or Chris King?

Thanks.

thisisatest
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by thisisatest

if by DA you mean dura ace, unless there is something new im not aware of (not likely :wink: ), shimano only makes (made) threaded headsets and wont work with your parlee.
chris king does not make headsets for frames like the z5. the z5 uses drop-in bearings, no cups. king's "inset" uses internal cups, it's not the same thing and wont work. so it's cane creek.

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bricky21
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by bricky21

I wondered the same thing. I took a look at Parlee's website and they are indeed offering a Dura Ace headset with the Dura Ace Z5(Cane Creek for everything else I think). Did a quick search on the web and couldn't find any info about a Dura Ace drop in headset, so now I'm curious.

Montana
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by Montana

The headset that comes with the Z5 is perfect - :thumbup: my thoughts are no worries or need for something different

thisisatest
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by thisisatest

it was a typo.

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