Have Hope headsets improved?
PMSL @ Coleman – 'Oh yes, and the bike is ridden every week' no wonder I got through my Hope's at a quicker rate than others on the other, Hope thread. Three times a week min, all year round.
Incidentally, I found XL11 last a matter of months.
I know have kings on my bikes. In dusty conditions, I occassionally get a slight creak over time, which is rectified by wiping the taper crown race with a cloth, and its good to go for another couple of months. That's my only criticism.Posted 8 years agoScienceofficerMember
the short answer is no. Its worse.
I've used one of these for about two years with a re-grease once a year (same as my king used to have).
When it dies I'll be getting one of these I expect:Posted 8 years ago
I hope so, I've just got one and moved my CK onto a shorter travel bike.
RealMan, the CK top cap uses an o ring instead of a conical wedge like most other a head sets, on longer travel bikes this can lead to the steerer waggling enough to score the steerer. If left unchecked it'd cut through thr steerer, which would fail. Some peeps get it, others do not. I suspect ally steerers would be more susceptible.
The anodising on my steerer got worn off and the material underneath started to show signs of ablation, so I swapped it out. Thats on a mere 140mm of Pike as well … the CK headset is correctly installed, adjusted, complete and otherwise immaculate …Posted 8 years ago
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