- Tell me about Nukeoroof headsets
I normally buy Acros, Chris King or Hope.
I need the insert depth of the King, so that rules out Hope. The Acros and King are very close on price, but that’s the problem – with Christmas looming I’m struggling to justify the cost of these.
I’ve seen a Nukeproof headset in the CRC sale that’s pretty much a third the cost and fits the bill perfectly. However, there’s no info’ on the bearings; stainless steel etc.
Has anyone any views/experience of Nukeproof headsets?Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
I had one of the very first NP headsets about 5 (?) years ago when I rebuilt my Blur 4X. Looked like it ticked all the boxes but in reality it was a total POS. Bearings died within weeks and it looked like a design fault whereby the wedge shaped top hat protruded above the top of the cup slightly meaning it could never be tightened up properly. I had it apart a million times to try and figure out where my mistake was when I’d put it together (exactly as it came out the box) but came to the conclusion it wasn’t me. In fact I seem to remember querying it on their FB page and my post disappeared…
I’d stay well away. King is more expensive, yes but in my experience entirely trouble free.Posted 4 years agoYakSubscriber
Got one here. Fairly new though so can’t comment on durability. It looks spot on though. None of the problems above and went together easily. Can’t remember who made the bearings, but they looked to be standard double sealed things, so I’m sure future replacement won’t be an issue. Finish is good. No complaints for the money so far.Posted 4 years agodeviantMember
The current ones are good.Posted 4 years ago
My two bikes have 44mm head tubes, I have a tapered steerer in one and an old straight steerer in the other meaning I’m using a fully integrated on one and an external cup on the bottom of another.
Both have been faultless and easily installed by me with a ‘C’ clamp (G-clamp?) and tighten up perfectly.
I like Nukeproof’s stuff and will be trying their press fit BB soon on my current build.
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