- 2 degree headset on a rigid singlespeed?
My Salsa El Mariachi needs new headset bearings (yet again) and Works Components have 20% off making an EC44-EC44 1/1.5/2 degree headset £55. Given that new bearings for the current headset will be £15+, the upgrade cost is only £40.
Factory head-angle is 71 degrees, will I ruin it or make it better? Anyone done it?Posted 4 months ago
For a long while I had a (stiff as fk) 395mm fork on an Inbred, which must have made the head angle at least 72 degrees if not 73. It was awesome, like riding a Tron bike through singletrack. Even took it to Morzine and les Gets one year and it was a complete blast 🙂Posted 4 months agochiefgrooveguruMember
Slightly shorter reach is a given, I think I can live with that. Potential for detrimental effect on handling is the gamble?
The reach won’t get any shorter – the slacker front will drop the headtube forwards and down, cancelling out the rearward offset on the upper cup.Posted 4 months ago
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