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Old 04-01-09, 05:44 AM
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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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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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