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    totally louche Bekologist's Avatar
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    'Luminum or steel headset?

    One of my bikes needs a new threadless headset. Am I missing the boat here, or shouldn't a headset have steel bearing races and cups? I think I want steel for durability, but almost all of the threadless are made of aluminum.

    What gives? Is it just weight issues, or is aluminum a better metal for headsets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist
    One of my bikes needs a new threadless headset. Am I missing the boat here, or shouldn't a headset have steel bearing races and cups? I think I want steel for durability, but almost all of the threadless are made of aluminum.

    What gives? Is it just weight issues, or is aluminum a better metal for headsets?
    If It uses a cartridge bearing(as in most current new designs),the bearings don't run directly on the aluminum cup anyway.

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    Got it, Thanks! for explaining that, Sydney!

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