Shimano Ultegra and M:Part A:Dapter converter review

The Ultegra threaded headset is compatible with older-style 1in threaded forks. Its self-aligning bearings dispense with the need to 'face' the head-tube on older steel frames with special tools - as would normally be the case with a traditional ball bearing or roller headset.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £39.95 RRP
Self-aligning bearings make the job easier.

Our review

Easy to use and well sealed
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The Ultegra threaded headset is compatible with older-style 1in threaded forks. Its self-aligning bearings dispense with the need to ‘face’ the head-tube on older steel frames with special tools – as would normally be the case with a traditional ball bearing or roller headset. It is shown here with the Madison M:Part converter that makes it compatible with threadless 1in forks. The stacking height with the converter is 30.5mm and it’s well sealed for the road – we’ve never known them to need replacing. Paul Vincent

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Product Specifications

Product

Name Ultegra Headset
Brand Shimano

Length (mm) 30.5
Weight (g) 98
Available Colours Silver
Headset Type Threaded
External / Internal/Integrated External
Steerer Size 1 In
Material Alloy