Chris King upgrades on SS EVO?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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PuroScattista
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by PuroScattista

Went on CK's site looking to upgrade the headset on my Supersix Hi Mod frame set but looks as if CK does not make a fully integrated headset? Is there any option to upgrade or should I invest in a replacement OEM headset from cannondale-experts site? Any other maintenance upgrades I can do now before the build really begins will help much! :beerchug:

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rmerka
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by rmerka

No CK does not make IS headsets. It's like a philosophical thing with those guys... Cane Creek is one option for after OEM IS headsets.

mrlobber
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by mrlobber

If you have the Supersix Evo Hi-mod 2013 or newer, you will be hard pressed to find lighter headset options, as the existing bearings are already ceramic, very light, and so is the top cap.

I had the upper bearing go bust on my frame, and replaced it with Cane Creek 110, increasing the weight by 14g in the process.

Oswald
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by Oswald

There is not much that CK can add to an IS headset... It's just 2 bearings, a dustcap and some small parts.

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rmerka
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by rmerka

They could add some really kick ass bearings like they do with their bottom brackets and cool dust caps to the mix but they choose not to from, like I said before, philosophical reasons. Which I can totally respect.

http://chrisking.com/files/pdfs/Int20HeadsetsExplained.pdf

mjduct
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by mjduct

no bling on integrated stuff...

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