Burgtec shock bushings or Works Components headset on Canyon Nerve AM
Bit late on the thread, but to answer the original question. I have tried a Works Components 1.5 headset on a Nerve AM. To do so I machined the adapter below to accept a WC headset. This will only work with a std. 1 1/8″ steerer, which for me was ideal as I bought my Nerve AM as a frame only, and already had Revelation 150 Teams. The conversion worked spot-on. With the slacker front, it was a few mm lower at the front (7-8mm I think) which would equate to maybe 3mm at the BB, plus a very slight steepening of the seat tube. but I didn’t keep the frame long as I found out I could get a Mega frame on the Cycle to Work scheme 😀
Adapter is available for a tenner if anybody’s interested 😉Posted 5 years ago
Just an update on this..
I had a very quick email reply from a guy called Rick at Works Components. They are planning on making some headsets to work with Canyon Nerve frames in the next few weeks, sounds very promising..
Sounds like they would make something similar to what fivespot machined (above)?
see the reply I got..
The reason current headsets dont fit is the bottom headcup style – they have gone for an IS standard lower headtube where the bearing drops straight into the frame – there is no headcup so a standard cup wont fit.
We would need to make a cup to suit this size, essentially replacing the bearing with an interference fit cup – I expect we could alter head angle by 1.5 degrees but it would mean using an external cup so extra stack height would be a necessity – this would mean a 1.5 degre headset could alter actual head angle by 2.2degrees due to the extra height of the lower cup.
The lowering effect on the front end when slackening the head angle would be offset by the cups extra height so front end height would be raised by less than the cups actual height of around 10mm – likely around 5mm in actual effect.
Price would be in-line with all of our other headsets – around £79.99
We are due to run off a new headcup to suit tapered steerer tubes in 44mm ht frames, we wiill be able to produce some headsets to suit your bike at the same time – should take around 3 weeks start to finish.Posted 5 years ago
Smashing! Sounds perfect. I’ll drop them an email to register my interest. 😀
I have to say I’d only really be interested if it would fit the existing tapered steerer fork I have in there. I looked at buying fivespot’s custom headset thingy off him a while back, but I’d need to buy new forks or replace the CSU or something to run that, at which point I’d be spending enough extra that I was looking at just flogging the frame and getting a new slacker one instead…Posted 5 years ago
Nerve 2011 is 69deg.
I’ve just moved my 08/09 Marin Rock Springs from 70 to 67 by moving lower pivot option and I like it. Very small change in BB height change, none in seat angle.
I thought 2.2deg might be too much but I’m up for this for my Nerve – seems like a popular choice too.
Been onto Works and they are prioritising this over next few weeks.
I’m assuming I can install this easily myself; done std headsets OK.Posted 5 years ago
Looking forward to this.
Lower chainstay pivots gone, esp drive side. The rest of the linkage is so stiff I didn’t notice until shock & wheel were removed for service at TF. Bike back at Canyon for 3+ weeks now; I am confident they’ll honour the 2 year warranty. Hammershmidt supposedly worn out (yearish old) so discussions in hand….Posted 5 years ago
From Works. All sounding good
“I should be setting up a prototype to be machined by the end of the week all being well.
We will have 1 and 1.5 degree options – if there is call for it we would make an internal option for 1 1/8″ steerer tubes but it looks like most Canyon owners have full-builds with tapered forks.
Yes, all of our cups are anodized black so will be in keeping with the frame / componentry.
I will get some more info on our facebook page as soon as we have it, and an item on our site when it is available.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks, regards, Rick”
I tried the prototype and have been very happy. Steerer tube was too short so used original Acros on top for now; zero stack due soon to finish the job for 1.0 deg or 1.5 actual with raising by external lower race. Acros bearings fit fine too.Posted 5 years ago
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