Probably been covered before but I am too lazy to search. Cane Creek, Chris King headset or flip a coin? This is for a new TI Lynskey r230.
King is clearly superior quality, if you want to pay for it.
I went with a CC 110. Why? Just for a change. Plus they have a 110 year warranty. It was on sale at Chain Reaction for just under $100 just over a year ago - lots cheaper than a King. I see today they're $217 Canadian. Ouch-ouch-ouch.
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Simply put, King is the best. I've seen one KIng headset outlast four bikes!
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Chris King headset's are awesome. The one on my Merlin is about 9 years old, and besides regular service (have it greased every couple of years), I've never had a problem with it.
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Bike: Merlin Custom ExtraLight, Enve 1.0 fork, Pacenti SL23 rims with navy blue Chris King hubs & matching spoke nipples, dual King Ti Cages, Zipp - Contour SL
For everything else: upgrades in progress, so suggestions gladly accepted :)
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Its a though one. King works great! But I like canes creek liZard.
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You might take a look at the Tune Bobo, I have it on a couple of bikes, very solid, minimal and elegant too! Tune Bobo Headset [TUNE BOBO HDS] : Fairwheel Bikes, Cycling Boutique