13 November 2010 | By moredirt
Headsets are a surprisingly technical component. Bicycles owe their magical stability and their sensitive steering dynamics to their unique design.
The headset is the critical element to ensuring performance. No wonder serious builders and riders are unwilling to compromise this key component. Respecting this important priority and applying sound engineering, FSA has steadily amassed an unrivalled expertise with headsets. Today, FSA are the World's premier maker, offering over one hundred models to suit every specification.
New for the 2011 season are coloured additions to the popular Orbit Z and Orbit IS-2 ranges.
The Orbit Z conforms to the 1 1/8" semi-integrated (44mm ID) standard, this is by far the most popular mountain bike zero stack design. The Orbit Z (CC) features forged alloy press fit cups, 36/45 degree angular contact bearings and a low weight of 88.6g. Available in Black, Blue, Gold, Red and White, ssp £42.95
The Orbit IS-2 conforms to the 1 1/8" fully-integrated 'CC' standard (41.2 ID, 45 degree bearing seat), this is by far the most popular fully integrated standard used on road and mountain bikes. The Orbit IS-2 features 36 x 45 degree angular contact bearings, alloy top cap and weighs just 71g. Available in Black, Blue, Gold, Red and White, ssp £31.95
FSA have also compiled a poster doc, detailing all the current head tube standards and what FSA headset to use.
Available now, from all good FSA dealers.
For more info please visit www.fullspeedahead.com