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FSA headsets?(4 posts)

FSA headsets?Starliner
Jan 8, 2002 8:48 PM
Anybody have any knowledge about how good their threadless HS are? $18 seems like a good price if they're any good.
re: FSA headsets?str8dum1
Jan 9, 2002 7:34 AM
for $18 who cares? even cheap caged bearing HS will last a long time if properly maintained.

the only cheap HS i've ever had was the POS ritchey logic.
i went with the 20$ cane creek with cartridge bearings and its sweet as my high end CC HS.
re: FSA headsets?merckx56
Jan 9, 2002 8:00 AM
I've had one in my 'cross bike for more than a year. i haven't touched it and it's as smooth today as it was when i installed it. it's an "orbit". the design is clean and the stack is about normal for an "ahead" style headset. i'm very happy with it.
re: FSA headsets?VetteRacer
Jan 11, 2002 10:29 AM
I have been running a FSA UF (I think) headset on my mtn bike for the past ~4 years with no problems, just pulled the fork off for the first time since headset was installed, the headset setup was in beautiful condition, no missing or worn bearings or races.

Mine has ball upper and needle lower. I was expecting it to be thrashed (a year or so on the stock headset and it was toast, not sure on brand). I will definitly use an FSA headset again when its time to replace, cant see a reason for a CK headset or something else that expensive.