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Hope Head Doctor

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Hope Head Doctor

Hopes Head Doctor offers an elegant alternative to the traditional top cap and star nut system. The CNC cap and expanding wedge are ideally suited for all forks, including carbon models. Fits 1 1/8" threadless forks, 29 grams.
3.2 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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I have one installed...
I have one installed on a Marzocchi fork and it works great! It has not came loose and headset preload is easy! Trust me it is worth the money. Get one with your next fork purchase!
May 11, 2009
Location:
Bainbridge Island, Wa United States
Cool product
Cool product - I have a star-nut setter, but when you're still figuring out steerer tube length, use this instead. Also, you can remove it easily and transfer it to a different bicycle if needed.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight
January 11, 2013
Location:
SLC, UT
Best $22 I've Ever Spent!
This device works brilliantly. A set of instructions likely would have headed off many of the negative reviews. I found it very easy to install after spending a couple of minutes completely disassembling it to make sure I understood how it worked.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight, Durable

CONS: No instructions

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
August 9, 2014
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Worked perfectly!
I wanted an alternative to a star nut and this worked flawlessly! I followed the instructional video on youtube and it just slid right in. There is a rubber ring that prevent it from just falling straight through, and lets you position it. Then you just tighten it up and it expands to fit the tube.

Another great bonus, is that the thread for the cap seems to be identical to a standard star nut. I preferred the top cap that came with my bike, so I just screwed that into the head doctor.

Notes:
1. I measured the inside diameter of my steerer tube (1 1/8") it and is right around 1" and this fit well. If the inside diameter was a little tighter you should still be able to squeeze it in. So if you have a alloy tube with thicker walls you might have a harder time fitting it.

2. Follow the instructional video. You need to loosen the expanding bolt slightly before inserting it. Or you might run into fit problems like other people had. You should not need a mallet to insert it.
April 25, 2016
Location:
Olympia Washington
Works fine
I'm not sure why other people are having trouble with this, but I found it dead easy to use.

Not really any better than a star fangled nut, but it's pretty and still effective.
January 9, 2012
Location:
Oz
maybe worth it?
I don't know why but this would not fit in the steerer of my fox 40 with Risse clamps. Maybe the Risse steerer is thicker? I don't know but I spent 2 hours machining the tapered spacers down to make it all fit and work, now that it is in there it seems to work fine.

PROS: great concept, Looks great, Easy to use

CONS: Seems To Have Fit Issues, Had To Machine Down
September 7, 2012
Location:
Monterey, CA
Never got it to work
service was top notch as usual.
If the unit I got was in fact a return or defective, I would not be as pleased with the Jenson service or Hope (if defective). I cannot prove it either way, so I will not knock either company.

PROS: looks cool, I like the name

CONS: Weak, Would not work

BEST USES: Toss in recycle bin, Paper weight
August 11, 2012
Location:
Boston, MA
No room to expand!
This product is oversized from the get go. Purchased it for a 1 1/8" carbon fiber road fork. No way to make it work unless you are a machinist. Even then, do not bother. Solution, buy an FSA and reassemble your bike in Five minutes!

PROS: Nicely Machined

CONS: Limited Compatibility, Difficult To Install
July 6, 2013
Location:
Gunnison, Colorado
Great Procuct
I used this product after using a bolt, nut, and washers from[@] as a headset clamp basically. I've been using it for a month and it's been great, no hastle, and very easy to use. The only problem I had was the top bolt sneered off from too much torque, but I just screwed it out from the bottom and installed a stronger bolt.

PROS: Light, Easy install and removal, Keeps headset very secure

CONS: Weak top bolt
April 10, 2012
Location:
Escondido, ca
THE worst thing hope...
THE worst thing hope ever made. don't buy it. you'll regret it! if you want something special go with the woodman headlocks. works SO MUCH BETTER!
June 21, 2005
Location:
Saipan,Marianas Island,Usa

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