Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
My Scott Cr1 Pro is only a 1 1/2 years old with a stock FSA headset.
Just wondering how long a typical headset is supposed to last and how do you know if it's going bad?
Grab the front brake, put your thumb and forefinger around the cup/race so that you can feel both simultaneously and rock the bike back and forth. If you feel any play its loose. Rotate the bars with the fron wheel off the ground, there should be no binding or indexing.
Now test ride it. If you can ride a straight line with no hands, if the front end does not chatter when you hit the brakes, headset is good. A properly adjusted headset willl last years.
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