Extralite FreeHead 2 Headset

DESCRIPTION

  • Super-compact design
  • The unique Preload Control
  • Slimmer, lighter and trickier
  • Better labyrinth configuration

USER REVIEWS

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[May 24, 2007]
Andrew
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Incredibly light headset and the obvious choice for my Extralite F1 v4.0 frameset.

The cups were fitted to the frame at the factory.

On first inspection a magnificent piece of engineering and perfect fisish.

Weakness:

Problem 1: The top headset cup started creaking in the frame. Removed the forks and the headset cup was easy to remove by hand. Extralite recommended slotting the cup back in by hand and using "Locktite". I'm not convinced, but I'll see how it goes.

Problem 2: started to feel play in the headset. Although I tightened the preload in ever increasing steps up to 10nm I was still not able to remove the play. It appears to be one (or both) bearing cartridge(s).

Will speak with Extralite this week and see what their response is.

Still happy with my Extralite purchase bacuse I know I can speak with the owner of Extralite and get the problem sorted.

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