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FSA Orbit X Headset

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


Product Description

FSA Orbit X Road Threadless Headset: Forged, CNC machined aluminum cups with micro angular contact sealed bearings. For threadless steerers. Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6 aluminum cups...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by king4wd a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Strengths:    Cartridge bearings for low maintenance. Smooth and solid.

Weaknesses:    Not Italian.

Bottom Line:   
Nice headset for the price. Had it installed at a LBS, and well worth it, as the new fork had some excess material built up on the steerer. Very smooth, solid handling. Works just as advertised- no small feat for cycling components.

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Favorite Ride:   Local without to many hills

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Mikes Yucca Valley

Similar Products Used:   Aheadset, Cannondale

Bike Setup:   Basso Coral w/Campy Veloce, FSA OrbitX, Schwalbe blizzard sport tires, net97 rims Ozono race gel saddle.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BowWow a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2003

Strengths:    Easy to install and adjust, sealed bearings, looks good! Very smooth turning, relatively light weight.

Weaknesses:    No installation instructions, poor website.

Bottom Line:   
I like it! 1" black with sealed bearings, it cleaned up the handling quirks that the stock Richey Logic headset had induced. Easy to install and adjust. Mine came without documentation, and the FSA website is weak on support, so I wasn't sure how to install the external seals. A little messing around and I got it figured out. Also, the cap is made for a 1" stem - I'm using a 1 1/8" with a shim, so I had to use a Cane Creek 1 1/8" cap to make it work.

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Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   www.chucksbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Richey Logic, Shimano 1" threaded

Bike Setup:   Cervelo Prodigy, mostly Ultegra, FIR rims on Edco hubs...



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Compatibility Q. CK headset and FSA Orbit X crown race

Like the title said, I was wondering If I can use the FSA OrbitX crown race with CK Nothreadset. I don't have the race puller and I have FSA crown race installed on the fork that I want to use with CK headset. My frame is coming this week and I have to travel very far to get this done. Does an ... Read More »

Installing FSA Orbit X headset on Ouzo Pro carbon fork

I'm installing a new Orbit X headset on a Ouzo Pro fork and have a couple of questions. First, I can't make sense of this aluminum compression ring. Without it, the headset seats fine. With it, the adjusting cone won't seat completely over the upper bearing cup. Can I toss this aside, or is ... Read More »

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