Nukeproof Warhead 44IETS headset review

No-nonsense headset

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £44.99 RRP
Nukeproof Warhead 44IETS headset

Our review

The Warhead offers good value and smart features
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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Warhead 44IETS headset (12)
Brand Nukeproof

Description • 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered fork in 44mm dia Headtube • Headtube: Ø50x44mm • Top Cup Type / Depth: Internal 8.5mm • Bottom Cup Type / Depth: External 14.8mm • Stack Height: 21mm • S.H.I.S. Top Cup / Bottom Cup: ZS44/28.6 - EC44/40
Features • Angular Contact Bearings • Hard Anodised Finish • Alloy Crown Race • Taper locking top race • Tapered Steerer Compatible • One Point Five Compatible • Internal and External
Weight (g) 139