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    headset for 2009 giant trance x2

    Hi Guys and Gals.
    Bit of advice really, need a new headset for my steed (2009 Giant Trance X2) It says its Intergrated, do i have to get another intergrated one? And what would you peeps recomend?

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    An integrated headset means the bearings sit inside the headtube, as opposed to a standard headset where the cups sit inside the headtube & the bearings outside.

    Integrated lowers your stack height, so if you put a standard in, you'll gain height at the front end, bothe above & below the headtube. This will raise your bars & alter your head angle.

    Is there any reason you want a different one?
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    From what I remember you cannot fit an internal or other type if you have integrated fitted as the frames are different. Try searching CRC or Evans etc for integrated headset for a choice of units. Somebody may be along soon to offer any other advice etc.
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    Aha, now that is true.

    An integrated headset doesn't have cups & the bearing race basically fits against the frame.
    An internal headset has the bearings inside the headtube, but inside a cup which sits in the frame.
    An external headset has the bearings in cups sitting outside the frame.

    If you've got an integrated headset, you'll need a new integrated. If you have an internal, you can get a new internal, or external.
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    It's actually semi integrated on the prance. They're carried inside the head tube, but you still need to use the bearing makers races.

    I use a Ritchey sealed job on my Prance, the standard unsealed ball race was a pain, and the half arsed seals on the Cane Creek covers might as well not be there they're so shite.
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    Aye, and semi-integrated is a whole different thing. Well half. "Semi" you see?
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    I get a semi whenever I see a Trance!
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    Cheers for ya help guys.

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    Option 2 out of those.
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