- Protecting lower headset bearings
Riding a gravel bike on and off road with different wheelsets, obviously at this time of year it gets pretty dirty. I am not using mudguards as I feel they would get clogged up with mud riding off road.The bike is quite new and I don’t mind cleaning it afterwards, however , I am starting to think the lower headset bearing is a bit open to all that’s thrown at it , I haven’t dropped the forks out yet, will do after weekend ride.Posted 1 month ago
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what could be used to protect the bearing?DezBSubscriber
My new(ish: 2015) bike came with a Cane Creek headset and after a few grotty rides the bearings (or is at a bearing, singular?) seized. So, personally, I think headset bearings are as they ever were. I replaced them with Ritchey bearing(s) from CRC and they’ve lasted better.Posted 1 month ago
The bottom race on my old Yeti frame, which was in use for about 6 years in all conditions, is still smooth as new. So it all depends on the bearing(s). This one was a Race Face headset.
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