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C50 427wyattm Quote
4/22/2014 6:05 AM

Well I've blown up two integrated headsets in about a month one shadow and one premium, I've made sure both were properly jnstalled and had my LBS check them out any suggestions on a super strong integrated headset? Idc about price or weight just tired of the bullshit

C50_vought_corsair_f4u_ww2_wwii_aircraft_1920x1080_hd_wallpaper_782793_1454633513 feeble_to_face Quote
4/22/2014 6:08 AM

make sure is is greased and don't over tighten the bolts. probably odyssey

C50_20160330_184742_1460112506 EddiMundo Quote
4/22/2014 6:26 AM
feeble_to_face wrote:

make sure is is greased ...more

omg. odyssey will be just the same, most of them are just basically the same f-ing bearings.

C50_img_20140614_163252_2004512666_1402756553 T-rider Quote
4/22/2014 6:36 AM
feeble_to_face wrote:

make sure is is greased ...more

EddiMundo wrote:

omg. odyssey will be just ...more

THat. The main difference is the dust cap

C50 427wyattm Quote
4/22/2014 6:39 AM

Well that shit ain't flying, I nose tapped a big red ball at target and snapped that shit and the last one I just 360d down a set and nose dived a little and it wouldn't spin right after idk I been outa the game a year but the quaility of parts seems shittier in the bearing aspect of the game

C50_20160330_184742_1460112506 EddiMundo Quote
4/22/2014 6:52 AM
427wyattm wrote:

Well that shit ain't ...more

they havent changed. at all. if they were fine a year ago for you, then your riding must of just got sketchy

C50 427wyattm Quote
4/22/2014 6:57 AM

Only thing that changed is I was 195 now I'm 225 always ride hard as fuck and still do

C50_b vanny Quote
4/22/2014 7:17 AM

You can look into the ceramic bearing headset I don't know that they will be any stronger though

C50_img_41431155304659_1415905782 HardBMX_Tim Quote
4/22/2014 7:22 AM

FSA Impact PRO
Micro Angular Contact Bearings
Nuff said.

Though I dont think its the bearings faults. I think you just have shit luck haha.

C50 427wyattm Quote
4/22/2014 7:26 AM
HardBMX_Tim wrote:

FSA Impact PRO
Micro ...more

Maybe it is shit luck but two different brand new headset wtf? And ima check that headset out sounds legit

C50_pnj_duthie_064 pnj Quote
4/22/2014 8:43 AM

as stated, most of the bmx headsets use the same or very similar bearings, quality wise.

I don't know if you're going to find a stronger bearing, honestly.

Maybe try to get back to the sub 200 pound range?

C50_fullsizerender_1421204022 Ricked_Em Quote
4/22/2014 8:59 AM


C50_skate_or_leave_1466620531 dave lawrence Quote
4/22/2014 11:09 AM

Make sure they are on correctly. DO NOT USE THE LOWER RACE IF YOUR FORK HAS AN INTEGRATED RACE. Make sure your head tube is not toast. Make sure everything is snug, but free spinning.

Which bearing craps out first? Upper or lower?

When you have everything together, does the setup have any play?

C50 427wyattm Quote
4/22/2014 11:18 AM

I'm 6ft 5" so under 200 lbs is a no, and the upper went on both everything was installed properly, I installed the first one and had trouble brought it to the bike shop and they installed the second one which operated fine for about two day, forks stem bars compression cap is all brand new so idk what else it could be maybe just did have some bad luck nothing to do but buy a new one and if it fucks up repeat until I find on that's good and strong

C50_d81703535df466af2974143dd3dfbb1b_1464807877 Shortdude Quote
4/22/2014 11:18 AM

If only Bones made bearings for bikes...

C50_image_1389166302 Thomas_Kerrigan Quote
4/22/2014 12:41 PM

im not sure if the fsa pro bearings are any stronger than the regular bearings, but empire seems to think so.

C50_skate_or_leave_1466620531 dave lawrence Quote
4/22/2014 12:55 PM

Pretty much all headset bearings are the same that you'd get from mail order bike places and shops, and set to the same specs. They just have a different logo printed on them, and the dust cap is the difference.

C50_air_1413434584 jamiespadina Quote
4/22/2014 2:27 PM

Go to your lbs (Local Bearing shop/supplier and ask for heavy duty machine grade bearings. Brink them the bearing code and you can compare side and top load tollerences. DO NOT GET CERAMIC bearings, they will last much less

C50_skate_or_leave_1466620531 dave lawrence Quote
4/22/2014 3:47 PM

I gotta wonder if there isn't something else afoot here, I weigh 238 LBS and have the same headset I have been running for a couple years now, not a single issue, on 2 different frames.

As to the same spot giving out, honestly I wonder if something shifts or loosens while you ride, and then fully gives out when you land.

Can you post a few photos of your setup, the bearings that crapped out (if you still have them) your head tube from above and below (so we can see if it is out of round) and your fork steer tube where the lower bearing rests?

C50_avy2 sbc785 Quote
4/22/2014 3:53 PM

in 20 years of riding i have never destroyed a headset. It's user error, i can guarantee it.

C50_pnj_duthie_064 pnj Quote
4/22/2014 4:17 PM
sbc785 wrote:

in 20 years of riding i ...more

I used to break Tioga headsets the same day I installed them. Since I've been running integrated HS's though, no issues. I also don't ride anywhere near as hard or often as I did 20+ years ago though.

Are you telling me you've never broke a headset, ever?

C50_skate_or_leave_1466620531 dave lawrence Quote
4/22/2014 4:19 PM

I broke a DK MPH headset, but it was during installation I messed it up WAAYYYY back in the day. Outside of that I broke ONE that I can think of, an unsealed generic one back in 2001 or so, just by riding.

C50_dsc00130_1406740018 Mychaylo Quote
4/22/2014 7:29 PM

I think you can mod the solid headset to work with integrated headtubes, would be a decent option to look into.

C50_tumblr_ltx0hs0pnc1qb70n7o1_400_1398904297 Effting Quote
4/22/2014 8:20 PM

FSA Impact headset is 2 years old

C50_air_1413434584 jamiespadina Quote
4/22/2014 8:28 PM
sbc785 wrote:

in 20 years of riding i ...more

Ive never destroyed the sealed headsets.
But back when loose ball was almost all we had I would change out my bb bearings adn the headset bearings each week because the casing or the balls would crush. You must have the best luck ever

C50_360_out_of_the_bank_wackford_1449123362 isnowyaznV2 Quote
4/22/2014 10:38 PM
jamiespadina wrote:

Ive never destroyed the ...more

The struggles of running unsealed bearings on parts.

C50_image_1456192579 eskimojay Quote
4/22/2014 11:00 PM

Fuck this whole thread....get a Chris king headset or a kink titanium headset and don't listen to any of the Whiney penny saving Members on here who say otherwise.....but in all reality I doubt your blowing up headsets without some form of retardation or user error.....the only post in here I find reliable is's not like your living in the days of unsealed headsets

C50_pnj_duthie_064 pnj Quote
4/22/2014 11:09 PM
sbc785 wrote:

in 20 years of riding i ...more

jamiespadina wrote:

Ive never destroyed the ...more

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

The struggles of running ...more

the struggles of riding bikes when they were complete crap. I went through countless ONE PIECE cranks because I couldn't afford a pair of 3 piece cranks. This was back when there were more one piece cranks on the market than 3 piece. and only rich racers had sealed bearings in their headsets and BB's.

C50_132498910_1288141411 sketchytravis Quote
4/23/2014 12:20 AM
dave lawrence wrote:

Pretty much all headset ...more


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