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FSA Orbit 1 (IS-2) Headset

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Cane Creek compatible integrated style Bearings fit directly into headtube Patented alignment tip for increased durability and performance TH brand 36/45 degree Micro Angular Contact Bearings (blue seal) 7075/T6 alloy crown race Laser etched aluminum top cap For 1 1/8" size steerer tube Stack Height* - 9.2 + 1 = 10.2mm Black anodized finish Weight - 62 grams (1 1/8")


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by conrad gardner a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004

Strengths:    n/a

Weaknesses:    n/a

Bottom Line:   
The FSA Orbit IS-2 headset is a cartridge bearing type of integrated headset. How exactly does one go about "regreasing" a cartridge bearing type headset?

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Favorite Ride:   cc

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   n/a

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   n/a


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bahueh a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2004

Strengths:    weight,
price,
easibility of cleaning and removing.


Weaknesses:    still looking..

Bottom Line:   
this is a follow up review of the IS-2 integrated headset that came stock on my KHS. i removed bars and stem and risers..took out headset bearings, regreased, cleaned, and set strong back into headset tube. and all seems well. my advice, whatever the lifetime of these headsets would be, is to keep them clean.

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Favorite Ride:   anything 50+ with few cars

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   EAst Coast LBS

Bike Setup:   KHS Flite 700 with lots of upgrades.
Neuvation R350
FSA Superlights


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bahueh a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2004

Strengths:    lightweight
quiet (until 1500 mi)
compact price


Weaknesses:    noises and
slip adjustment needs doing everything few hundred miles. maybe i'm too picky with the setup i don't but it shouldn't have ANY play in a headset.


Bottom Line:   
This integrated headset has proven worthy of strenous hill riding, but has developed a 'creek' when standing over the bars at about 1500 miles of use on the bike. if this proves to be bearing failure ( i should know by today ), i won't be too impressed.

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Favorite Ride:   anything 50+miles with no cars

Purchased At:   East Coast LBS

Bike Setup:   KHS Flite 700
FSA Superlight cranks
105 brakes
Ultegra BB and Derailleurs
Mike Burrows post with Forte SLX pro saddle, Dura ace pedals



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