What Tapered Headset?

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  • What Tapered Headset?
  • therealhoops
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    are they all much of a much? which should I avoid? usual questions

    spectabilis
    Member

    The cups are generally all down to the bearings really…
    Can’t go wrong with a Hope one, also the New Nukeproof ones I’ve dealt with recently have been very good.

    waller
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    I just fitted a da bomb. Rubbish name but really good.

    My Superstar one is still running perfectly nearly 18 months after fitting with zero maintenance. Shock horror…

    crankrider
    Member

    Hope. Job done!

    Quality, spares, made in the uk, lots of colours, what isn’t to like? (price maybe….)

    legend
    Member

    just swapped from a frame with a Superstar to one with a Hope. Prefer the Superstar tbh

    crankrider
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    just swapped from a frame with a Superstar to one with a Hope. Prefer the Superstar tbh

    Really? – care to go into that? The hope has stainless bearings, rubber seals for upper and lower crowns / bearing cover.

    The ss is standard bearings, no lower seal etc

    Maybe the previous owner abused the hope one?

    ahwiles
    Member

    i’ve got a couple of cane creek 40’s, they’re very very good.

    much better* than either the nukeproof on my Dh bike, or the old Hope Jobby i’ve got knocking around somewhere.

    (*in terms of keeping crap out of the bearings)

    crankrider
    Member

    The Cane Creek 40 range seems pretty good, lower seals are good too….

    legend
    Member

    Really? – care to go into that? The hope has stainless bearings, rubber seals for upper and lower crowns / bearing cover.

    Prefer the simple, chunky, minimal parts design. E.g. One piece top cap and wedge, big cartridges instead of the bottom bearing that can fall into pieces.

    The Mrs had a Hope for a couple of years and it was fine with her amount (lack of) maintenance. My SS last just as well, just prefer the design. Different strokes n that really

    The ONLY headset I’ve been given constant grief with was a Hope one. Oh and a Nukeproof as well which was utter crap.

    Two Superstar ones now on two different bikes and they’ve been faultless.

    But thats not what people want to hear on here. They want to jump on the anti-SS bandwagon and tar all their product with the same shitty brush that was used for their dodgy batches of brake pads.

    Meanwhile in the real world, I like their stuff. Cheap. Does a job.

    tinribz
    Member

    Superstar! In a tasteful lime green. Fitting seemed to go easier than normal. Comes with free extra 1 1/8th crown thingy too.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I had a Hope, it was fine- no better than the cheap Cane Creeks I use in straight steerers tbf, but at the time there wasn’t much choice and Hope have always been great for mixing up sizes etc.

    Premier Icon cp
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    Another superstar fan here.

    Great headsets and mine came with two crown races for taper and non taper.

    milky1980
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    Got a Superstar Tapered on my 5 and it’s been fit and forget. Swapped the bearings out after a year (always done as part of a full rebuild) and they were still smooth. Now kept as spares. Only bought it as there was no stock available of Hope at the time, can’t justify changing it!!

    reggiegasket
    Member

    Nukeproof work well.

    fivespot
    Member

    My NP headset lasted 3 months, crap bearings and seals. The replacement Hope one is still perfect 18 months on.

    cultsdave
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    I have a superstar one. Its fine but the lower bearing goes gritty after a couple of months. Cheap to replace at about £7ish. It works fine for the price. I would buy a hope one next.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Another cane creek 40 here, does the job well

    Premier Icon leo72
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    Cane Creek Forty here too. 🙂

    /Leo

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