Since headsets take a lot of abuse, I usually disassemble and repack the headset on my bikes every winter. Last winter I worked on the headset of my new Stratus. I was very happy to see that the lower bearing was a roller bearing. Roller bearing in the bottom position makes a lot stronger bearing assembly. Now to the question. Does anyone know of or have expierence with a sealed bearing setup. I have read of some other LWB bents having a sealed bearing headset. This would seem to be a good upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Unless this headset is a very unusual or proprietary design, look at Chris King headsets. They have sealed bearings and a 10 year warranty. FSA maks several sealed bearing headsets too but, IIRC, only in threadless form.