Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12.00pm
By Doddy, Mountain Biking UK
The Warhead headset from Nukeproof is available in various sizes to fit different head tubes. We tested the 44IETS version, which allows a tapered fork in a 44mm head tube with an external lower cup. The Warhead is made from CNC-machined aluminium, is hard anodised in black, and features simple laser-etched graphics.
The sealed angular contact bearings run smoothly, and to date have withstood nature's finest grinding paste (grit, grime, mud and gloop) partly thanks to its effective seals. A nice touch we particularly like is the split crown race - it makes fitting really easy. It's surprisingly light for a tough no-nonsense headset too - it weights just 139g. The price is competitive with similar headsets too.
Since installing it, we've had no problems with it - there's been no rattling loose and we haven't suffered from rough feeling bearings either. We'll be riding the headset indefinitely so will keep you posted a few months down the line when it's suffered the entire gloop-fest that is the British winter.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK
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