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Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset

Item #: HS288A00
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Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset

This is one of Woodman’s most popular lightweight headsets using a proprietary C45/45 full ball cartridge bearings to provide ultra smooth operation.
  • CNC-machined 6061 T6
  • Published weight 117 grams
  • 27.6mm stack height
  • 1 1/8" threadless

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Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset
 
2.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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3.0

Its a headset....

By Bikebike

from Blaine, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • BMX
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

    What can I say? Its a headset. It works.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Meh

    By broken glass factory

    from LA, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Cannot Get Rid Of Play

    Best Uses

    • Ashtray

    Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

    I bought this to use on a polo bike build because it was on sale and it seemed like a really good deal. It wasn't. Why would someone manufacture a headset that doesn't actually fit the diameter of a steering tube? Did they think that offering it in several colors would change the fact that it isn't designed correctly? I'm not a snob about parts. My total build was less than $400, but this thing is just unacceptable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Partial Review for a Partial Headset

    By Chad

    from Florida

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design
    • Missing Parts

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

    This is a partial review for a partial headset. Upon receiving my headset from Jenson, I discovered that the bearings and top cap bolt were missing... this was a bummer because I was waiting on this headset to finish my build.

    Called Jenson that night (Thursday); they said they would send a replacement via 2 Day air. A week later and my new headset has not arrived so now I'm miffed at both Woodman and Jenson.

    Ended up robbing a trusty Race Face Deus headset from my wife's bike (don't tell her) and so I'm up for now. I don't think I'll even bother with the Woodman whenever Jenson gets around to sending my replacement. From what I can see, the crown race is flimsy as is the top cap and they can't manage to send all of the required parts in the packaging. This coupled with a couple of other less-than-favorable reviews are enough to move on. I'm over Woodman.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Product performs as a headset should.

    By apache

    from pomona,ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Performs as it should
    • Price is right
    • Product looks great

    Cons

    • have not found any

    Best Uses

    • Xc bike

    Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

    I have used acouple different woodman headset and found them to be a best for a headset. Performs as they should and look pretty cool also.

     
    1.0

    Only for looks

    By Tougemonster

    from Missoula, MT

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • cheap
    • Light
    • Lots of colors

    Cons

    • Annoying
    • Loud

    Best Uses

    • Not on my bikes

    Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

    I purchased two of these, both have the same problem. Loose top cups because of no compression ring. The O-ring captured top cup lets the steer tube move no matter how hard you tighten it. Rattles so bad i thought my fork was toast. It also did put a wear line in my aluminum steer tube. But i guess it looks nice?

     
    5.0

    Great Headset!

    By Craig

    from Omaha, Nebraska

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Build
    • Looks
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

        Picked this headset up after a recommendation from a friend. The bulid quality of this headset is top notch! I use it on my Redline Monocog Flight on paved and XC. Very smooth operation.

         
        3.0

        Pretty, but not very durable.

        By Derek

        from Wichita, KS

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Cartridge bearings
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Difficult to Install
        • Fragile

        Best Uses

        • Budget build

        Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

        The good:

        - Comes in a variety of colors
        - Cartridge bearings are maintenance-free

        The bad:

        - uses a Torx bolt for compression cap
        - Crown race not very durable

        Rode it for about 300 miles, while I was washing the bike one day I noticed a crack in the crown race radiating from the steering tube. I had to pay 10 bucks to get a replacement, and it had to be shipped from China!

         
        2.0

        Pretty but janky

        By Eric

        from San Bernardino, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Pretty

        Cons

        • Janky
        • Rough

        Best Uses

          Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

          I bought this headset when the Cane Creek S3 was out of stock, but it was a mistake. The woodman might look really nice, but it requires a lot of preload to remove the play. At that point it becomes a bit rough and is no longer smooth.

           
          5.0

          Purchased this for a...

          By Christopher

          from Huntington Beach, Ca

          Comments about Woodman Axis SL Comp Headset:

          Purchased this for a custom build roadie. Was difficult to install (would not press in evenly) but it may have been caused by the frame headtube, who knows.WANTED a Chris King HS but didn't want to fork out the $. Great for the price!

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