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#1 2012-11-13 11:12am

DEADREAPER649
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Standard to Integrated Headset

Can someone explain this to me? What makes it different than a standard headset? Integrated?

http://www.danscomp.com/products/301014 … adset.html

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#2 2012-11-13 11:15am

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

It uses the same bearings as an Integrated headset. By doing that it allows it to be used with forks that normally only work with Integrated headsets.

Most new forks are only compatible with integrated headsets, this allows you to use newer forks on older frames.


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#3 2012-11-13 12:15pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

Okay thank you very much. What is different from a integrated fork and standard fork?

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#4 2012-11-13 12:18pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

Okay thank you very much. What is different from a integrated fork and standard fork?

The "integrated" forks have the lower bearing race built in.

Older forks use a conventional press-on lower bearing race.


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#5 2012-11-13 12:25pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

Okay thank you very much.

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#6 2012-11-13 3:37pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

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#7 2012-11-26 4:23pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

milhous wrote:

It uses the same bearings as an Integrated headset. By doing that it allows it to be used with forks that normally only work with Integrated headsets.

Most new forks are only compatible with integrated headsets, this allows you to use newer forks on older frames.

That is not 100% true. Most forks will work with an unsealed headset. I ran Shadow vultus forks, primo kamikaze, wtp heliums, etc on my redline romp, haro backtrail, and my mirraco signature before I bought the standard to integrated kit. The bearing brace on the bottom of the forks might stick out a little but that is it.


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#8 2012-11-26 4:26pm

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Re: Standard to Integrated Headset

The nice thing about the STI headset is that once you have the cups, you can just buy an integrated headset if you ever need to replace it

Another interesting tidbit is that the STI cups fit nicely into some of the mid-school MTB frames (like the Schwinn Homegrowns) that used a slightly larger version of an integrated style headset.  The larger style has become hard to find, but thanks to the STI cups, I can just use a common integrated headset with my Homegrown!

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