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Help with headset preload
#1
First time adjusting a headset and I'd like to get it right. Brand new giant reign with a carbon frame, that I do not want to damage

I finally have the preload set to where there is no play but I'm concerned that it is to tight...


Stage 1- obvious play/clunk

Stage 2- no clunk, but if I lock up the brake and push and pull hard, I can feel some very slight movement

Stage 3 - no play or movement detected

The difference between stage 2 and 3 is around a quarter turn.

However stage 2 is already quite snug and a quarter turn makes it pretty tight.
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#2
You need 3mm peeking down from the stem to top cap.

If you don't secure this exact measure you're going to have a bad time.

It's not as easy to just torque it down more when you have carbon components to worry about.
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