Cane Creek Hellbender Headset BearingThe Hellbender is a
precision machined low-profile retrofit upgrade bearing that Cane Creek designed for their Slamset Heasets. They're designed to work well in a variety of conditions, and use a specialized waterproof grease.FeaturesWeight 19.4-29gSize 41, ...
Cane Creek Viscoset HeadsetThe Cane Creek Viscoset will
help make your bike safer by dampening the steering, and reducing the dreaded ‘Speed Wobble’ that sometimes occurs when vibrations start small and get worse due to harmonics.Utilizing specially designed damping plates ...
Chris King I5 49 Mixed Tapered Headset Chris
King designed the first sealed bearing headset in 1976. Thirty-four years later, the King headset remains a benchmark for quality. No other bicycle component can claim the precision, performance and absolute reliability ...
A good headset is something your bike can’t go without. It is the bearing assembly that ties your forks and stem to your frame and allow you to gain control over your bike. It utilizes several different parts that work in unison to allow you to steer and balance your bike. These parts consist of upper and lower bearing cups, upper and lower bearing races, bearings and a top cap.
At Jenson USA we carry a large selection headsets from such manufacturers as Cane Creek, Chris King, Hope, and FSA. Each one is made to precise standards to ensure the smoothest operation and greatest durability. As an added bonus, brands such as Chris King and Hope make their headsets in several different colors to match your bikes color scheme.
There are a couple of different types of headsets to consider when making a purchase, threaded or threadless. It will depend on your frame and fork type. A threaded headset works with forks that have a threaded steer tube. These types of headsets are generally found on older, or lower end bicycles. The threadless headset is made to be used with forks that have a threadless steer tube fork. It utilizes a star nut that is pressed into the forks steer tube to hold everything together. There are also different sizes to consider when choosing a headset. Does your bike use a 1” or 1 1/8” steerer? Maybe you have a tapered steerer that would use two different sizes on the upper and lower portions. Choosing the correct size is crucial to your bike operating correctly. Well actually, your bike wouldn’t operate at all with the incorrect size headset. Sounds confusing? Well, don’t fret. We here at Jenson are here to help you choose the correct headset for your bike and get you back on the trail or road.