Dia-Compe Diatech CB-2 review

No test would be complete without a headset from the originators of the Aheadset, though Dia-Compe have for some time been part of the Cane Creek component empire.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £29.99 RRP
The Diatech can be slipped on or off without tools.

Our review

The price is right and it's tough enough for regular road use
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Dia-Compe have for some time been part of the Cane Creek component empire, but back in the day they were the originators of the Aheadset, which is almost a selling point by itself.

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Rather than using a solid crown race like most other manufacturers, Dia-Compe put a split in theirs so that it can be slipped on and off without special tools. This headset uses steel rather than stainless steel angular contact cartridge bearings, giving a finite lifespan, but the seals have been shown to provide ample protection for road bike applications. Also available in a gold finish. It’s available in 1 1/8in only.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Diatech CB-2
Brand Dia-Compe

Length (mm) 30
Weight (g) 92
Headset Type Aheadset
Steerer Size 1 1/8