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Old 10-21-05, 07:29 AM   #1
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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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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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