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Excel Build: Headset advice needed


Just bought an Excel re-furb frame and am building up my own bike for first time. I'm in need of some general advice but specifically now, in respect of a headset.

I've bought some 2nd hand Easton carbon forks - possibly a mistake as the pre-cut steerer leaves only approx 35mm steerer left and I may need to raise it. Nontheless, still need to buy a headset before I can tell.

What kind of headset would be suitable? I'm not clear on the difference between a threaded, integrated etc...These Chrisk King ones are raved about but are pretty pricey.

Any advice appreciated

Re: Excel Build: Headset advice needed

Hello Steve,

You will need to fit an integrated headset with Campagnolo 45x45 taper bearings. We have our own headset that will fit perfectly or alternatively you can fit a Campag integrated headset. Just 35mm of steerer tube is unlikely to be enough to be honest and it's likely that you will need a different fork.