Hope 1.5in Stepdown Headset

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May 23, 2009

Those of us with fat head tubes have traditionally only had two choices when it came to 1.5-into-1 1/8th headsets: cheap and nasty ball-bearing ones that weigh a ton and go rusty after about three rides, or very expensive ones that are okay.

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hopestepdownheadset

Hope 1.5in Stepdown Headset
Price: £65.00
From: Hope Technology 01282 851200 www.hopetechnology.com
Tested: 18 months

Those of us with fat head tubes have traditionally only had two choices when it came to 1.5-into-1 1/8th headsets: cheap and nasty ball-bearing ones that weigh a ton and go rusty after about three rides, or very expensive ones that are okay.

Praise be to Hope for finally spotting the gap in the market and making this headset.

It’s perfect. 113g, minimal stack height (11mm), DIY-replaceable cartridge bearings, split crown race, acceptable price tag. Like all their headsets it even comes with a Hope Hed Doctor – (although I still prefer to use a standard star fangled nut).

Overall: If you’re in the market for a Stepdown headset there is no better option.

Benji

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