We told you last week about new pedals and chain guides, now we have more component news from Nukeproof for you. This time, it’s updated Nukeproof Horizon headsets and all new Nukeproof Horizon bottom brackets.
You may well have a Nukeproof headset already as they’ve been appearing on thousands of bikes for over ten years. So what’s new in the Horizon headset? Over to Nukeproof:
The Horizon headset will feature sealed bearings with titanium coated races with stainless steel balls which can handle even the harshest conditions. If you own a Nukeproof headset already then you can simply upgrade the bearings as they are available as part of our upgrade and spares package. We’re confident of their longevity and have chosen to offer a 5-year warranty on the headset bearings (see the Nukeproof website for terms and conditions).
Nukeproof also provides the science bit. Are you ready?
The titanium coating is applied using “Physical Vapour Deposition” which means that the material is vaporised in a vacuum environment and then deposited on the bearing races as a composition coating. This process allows the structure, density and stoichiometry of the coating to be controlled allowing the exact attributes in our design brief to be achieved. The coating is 0.000118” thick and has a molecular bond to the bearing races so it won’t wear off or corrode. The bearing is ABEC 5 certified which means that it has passed tests which include ID and OD tolerance’s, roundness of ball, trueness of faces & surfaces as well as noise testing at high RPM making it the perfect bearing for use in a headset.
These bearings have been designed for use in the harshest conditions, are highly inert and do not oxidize (Therefore will not corrode easily).
The Nukeproof test team have put them through various extreme tests so we are 100% confident in their performance. So confident that Nukeproof will back the new Ti headsets with a 5-year warranty and bottom brackets with a 2 year warranty.
In laymen’s terms, they perform well and last for ages- what more do you need?
Sold in separate bottom and top cups (SRP: £29.99 each), plus as bearing only (SRP:£19.99) options:
|Top Cup Options||Headtube Internal Diameter||Steerer||Weight|
|Black EX34-28.6 – T1 1.1/8″ Top Cap, bolt & star nut included||34mm||1 1/8″||73g|
|Black EX34-28.6 – T1 1.1/8″ Top Cap, bolt & star nut included||44mm||1 1/8″||70g|
|Black ZS49-28.6 – T3 1.1/8″ Top Cap, bolt & star nut included||49mm||1 1/8″||85g|
|Bottom Cup Options||Headtube Internal Diameter||Steerer||Weight|
|Black 1.1/8″ EX34-30 – B1||34mm||1 1/8″||37g|
|Black 1.1/8″ EX44-40 – B5||44mm||1.5″||58g|
|Black 1.5″ EX49-40 – B7||49mm||1.5″||74g|
|Black 1.5″ ZS56-40 – B8||56mm||1.5″||55g|
Horizon Bottom Brackets
There’s also a new range of bottom brackets which come with those sealed titanium coated racer bearings. The bottom brackets will come with a 2 year warranty (again, see the Nukeproof website for terms and conditions).
Bottom bracket types (UK SRP £59.99):
- Threaded 68/73mm: Shimano HT2, GXP & DUB
- Threaded 83mm: Shimano HT2 & GXP
- Threaded 73mm: 30mm spindle cranks
- Pressfit 89mm/ 92mm: Shimano HT2, GXP & DUB
Both Headset and Bottom bracket ranges are available in six colours: black, grey, copper, red, blue and purple.