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NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Feb. 24, 2020, 8:46 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: KevinP

Looking for the same thing for my wide angle. Which headset did you get exactly? The works site is confusing

Thx

2.0 Degree EC44-ZS56 Angle Headset - To Suit Tapered Steerer Tube - Headtube Length:SET 2 100-109mm

A cheaper alternative would be the superstar components slackerizer headset. It should be model T7-2, based on the details you posted:

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/slackerizer-angle-headset.htm

Feb. 25, 2020, 4:27 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 9, 2019

2017 NS Eccentric Cromo, love this bike so much I sold my FS and decided against another, used the money to properly tart this up instead!

Feb. 25, 2020, 6:10 a.m.
Posts: 164
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

Feb. 25, 2020, 6:59 a.m.
Posts: 21
Joined: Aug. 13, 2017

A cheaper alternative would be the superstar components slackerizer headset. It should be model T7-2, based on the details you posted:

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/slackerizer-angle-headset.htm

I have just put a Superstar angle set in my frame to replace a Works.  So far so good and it was £10 cheaper than the Works.

Feb. 25, 2020, 7:01 a.m.
Posts: 23
Joined: Aug. 27, 2007

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

I like it. Slacker is better (to a point) with the hardtail geometry as it’s only the front end that sags. It rides really really well at that head angle, I was surprised at the difference. I also put 160mm Fox 36 forks on there in place of the 150mm 34 fields I had for the first year of ownership. It charges through stuff with a lot of confidence now

Feb. 25, 2020, 8:17 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: fartymarty

A cheaper alternative would be the superstar components slackerizer headset. It should be model T7-2, based on the details you posted:

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/slackerizer-angle-headset.htm

I have just put a Superstar angle set in my frame to replace a Works.  So far so good and it was £10 cheaper than the Works.

Cool 👍

I installed one in my 2018 cotic bfe 26er to slightly offset the rather extreme angles it got with a 160mm durolux. 

And I bought a second set for my Ti Honzo to go with a 150mm 36, but that's still waiting to be installed.

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Posts: 164
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

I like it. Slacker is better (to a point) with the hardtail geometry as it’s only the front end that sags. It rides really really well at that head angle, I was surprised at the difference. I also put 160mm Fox 36 forks on there in place of the 150mm 34 fields I had for the first year of ownership. It charges through stuff with a lot of confidence now

Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

https://nsmb.com/media/photos/2020/02/18/PSX_20200218_144619.jpg.1024x1024_q85.jpg

Feb. 25, 2020, 2:53 p.m.
Posts: 23
Joined: Aug. 27, 2007

Posted by: heathen
Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

Here’s a zoomed in version, sorry about the quality. I’ve also included the geometry calculations so you can see what the 160mm fork in conjunction with the -2 headset did for me

Feb. 25, 2020, 3:26 p.m.
Posts: 164
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: heathen
Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

Here’s a zoomed in version, sorry about the quality. I’ve also included the geometry calculations so you can see what the 160mm fork in conjunction with the -2 headset did for me

That is a killing spreadsheet.  Sent you a PM.

Feb. 25, 2020, 5:09 p.m.
Posts: 603
Joined: March 15, 2013

Posted by: reini-wagner

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: KevinP

Looking for the same thing for my wide angle. Which headset did you get exactly? The works site is confusing

Thx

2.0 Degree EC44-ZS56 Angle Headset - To Suit Tapered Steerer Tube - Headtube Length:SET 2 100-109mm

A cheaper alternative would be the superstar components slackerizer headset. It should be model T7-2, based on the details you posted:

https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/slackerizer-angle-headset.htm

Backordered march.  Feelssadman

Feb. 25, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
Posts: 689
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

I like it. Slacker is better (to a point) with the hardtail geometry as it’s only the front end that sags. It rides really really well at that head angle, I was surprised at the difference. I also put 160mm Fox 36 forks on there in place of the 150mm 34 fields I had for the first year of ownership. It charges through stuff with a lot of confidence now

Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

https://nsmb.com/media/photos/2020/02/18/PSX_20200218_144619.jpg.1024x1024_q85.jpg

what a gorgeous bike and photo.  is it frosty or just weird lighting?

Feb. 26, 2020, 6:14 a.m.
Posts: 164
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: JBV

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: PembyRocks

Chromag WideAngle M/L with -2 headset and Fox 36 forks. My go to bike for everything but bike park. 

How do you like the angle set? You HA is roughly 63deg now? I find the 65 they come stock with a little steep.

I like it. Slacker is better (to a point) with the hardtail geometry as it’s only the front end that sags. It rides really really well at that head angle, I was surprised at the difference. I also put 160mm Fox 36 forks on there in place of the 150mm 34 fields I had for the first year of ownership. It charges through stuff with a lot of confidence now

Do you have a better picture of the head tube with the angleset installed? Looks like you gained some height on the top. Did it raise the bottom too?

I also put a 160mm fork on. I found the 150mm not enough. With how dynamic the head angle and handlebar height is I am surprised they speced such a short head tube. Just put a 35mm rise bar so I can remove some spacers, make it look cleaner.

https://nsmb.com/media/photos/2020/02/18/PSX_20200218_144619.jpg.1024x1024_q85.jpg

what a gorgeous bike and photo.  is it frosty or just weird lighting?

https://nsmb.com/media/photos/2020/02/18/PSX_20200218_144746.jpg.1024x1024_q85.jpg

It's all just a filter affect. Here is the original

Feb. 26, 2020, 12:23 p.m.
Posts: 603
Joined: March 15, 2013

Man you guys got some nice bikes :D

Feb. 26, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 18, 2015

Ive found my hardtail!

Ill have it in about a month but decent spec Naked 29+ w modern geo. Im stoked.

Feb. 27, 2020, 7:43 a.m.
Posts: 1966
Joined: Jan. 5, 2010

Posted by: Jabbi

2017 NS Eccentric Cromo, love this bike so much I sold my FS and decided against another, used the money to properly tart this up instead!

I didn’t see this image until I viewed on mobile. Very nice bike!

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