FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5R Headset

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    “1 1/8 Version”

    The Good:

    Gets the job done with minimal servicing. Sleek

    The Bad:

    ...catastrophic failure of the bottom cup. Super shady warranty fine-print. They have no contact number for customer service, and they won't seem to respond to the bike shop that I am dealing with.

    Overall Review:

    For a headset whose name includes adjectives such as "xtreme" and "pro", the thing just didn't stand up to abuse like I thought it would. It has a 10 year warranty if you never use it for aggressive riding or competition. What the hell? If they stood behind their product and simply replaced it, this would have been a completely different story.

    Overall Review:

    For a headset whose name includes adjectives such as "xtreme" and "pro", the thing just didn't stand up to abuse like I thought it would. It has a 10 year warranty if you never use it for aggressive riding or competition. What the hell? If they stood behind their product and simply replaced it, this would have been a completely different story.

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    Vital MTB member spankthewan
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    “Orbit Extreme Pro 1.5R”

    The Good:

    Seamless installation, no surprises. Deep cup insertion - no rocking ever, no ovalized head tubes. The bearings are huge, so no worries for huckers. Looks like it came out of the Lockheed test facility.

    The Bad:

    N/A...........................

    Overall Review:

    Excellent headset, truly quality product from a truly quality company that is great to work with!

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    Vital MTB member GraemeZilla
    1602 GraemeZilla http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/1602/avatar/c50_pbpic2794802.jpg?1292826544 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/GraemeZilla,1602/all 01/05/10 6 2 6 8 5

    Specifications

    Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill
    Diameter For 1.5" sized headtube and 1-1/8" steerer
    Bearing Type Industrial cartridge sealed bearing
    Total Stack Stack Height 16.4 + 13.4 = 29.8mm
    Colors Black
    Weight

    0 lb 6.1 oz (174 g)

    Miscellaneous 20mm headtude insertion; Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6 alloy cups
    Price $130.00
    More Info FSA website