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    Decrepit Member Abacus's Avatar
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    Compression Style Steerer Caps

    Is this kind of steerer cap:



    a better option than a star nut?

    Do they provide any advantages in setting pre-load?

    I guess it's not worthwhile replacing a star nut with this just for the heck of it, but would it be worthwhile changing over to this style when I change the headset?

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    Senior Member curbtender's Avatar
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    They are designed for carbon steer tubes that might get cut by a star nut. Better option? It's easier to remove.

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    They are REQUIRED for most carbon steerer tubes but offer no advantage if the steerer is steel or aluminum and can accept a starnut safely. They weigh more and cost more.

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