Race Face Diabolus DH Freeride Headset

DESCRIPTION

Designed for riders who choose gravity over agony. The heat treated stainless steel construction with stainless steel angular contact bearings and the Water proof O-ring insure consistent high performance for many years. 175g

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 18, 2009]
cdfurniss
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

It has taken everything I have thrown at it so far. The flames do look cool too.

Weakness:

None so far.

Judging from the other reviews this product is hit or miss. IN my case it was a hit. The headset has put up with plenty of rock gardens and Tahoe trails/ bike park runs and is as smooth as anything I've ridden. No adjustments necessary, It just works.

Similar Products Used:

Orbit, aheadset (POS)

[Dec 12, 2008]
ero89
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

looks

Weakness:

creaks and knocking after about 6 months of good riding

this product craps out and has happened to two others i know of

[Aug 25, 2008]
Stefan
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Looks Good

Weakness:

Junk

Used this headset for one year for XC riding only. It started to creak and pop etc. and never really felt tight. My LBS installed it originally and checked it several times and they said it was as tight as it would be. I have never had problems with a headset before. This thing is junk. I will replace it soon.

Similar Products Used:

Cane Creek products

[Jul 28, 2007]
YaMon
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Looks Great, fantastic finish

Weakness:

Bearings are crap. Forget about warranty.

Took this bike on a MTB trip. Bearings basically came apart when it came out of box. Brought bike to LBS and the other one exploded on them too. Race face warranty sucks.

Think I am going to try Hope. Own a several of their products and they are ususlly bullet proof.

Similar Products Used:

King.

[Jun 22, 2007]
Marce

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Set and forget. Deep Cups and great bearings

Weakness:

None

This is a follow up review. After 3 years, this headset is fantastic. It just works. Bearings are as smooth as the day I got them. This headset has been on 2 bikes and has never let me down.

Similar Products Used:

FSA, Race Face Thermo SP

[Jun 21, 2007]
Andy

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

looks great, cheaper than king

Weakness:

bearings are crap and are shot after three months of riding.

Pay the extra $40-$60 and buy a Chris King or be prepared to replace your headset as often as you replace your tires. I have king headsets that have lasted over ten years being transferred from frame to frame and those headsets are as good as new. The raceface though cant take more than three months before the bearings are shot and it develops play. I guese the other manufacturers still havenot caught up to king after all these years. Lower price doesn't make it a good value if it falls apart.

Similar Products Used:

King

[Oct 02, 2004]
Sean
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Deep cups, deeper then the pig dh pro. Looks great and is made strong. Nice to see raceface fixed all the little issues they had with the old sets

Weakness:

None yet, been on the bike for no more then a day

So far the set is great. Took a few 5 footers just to see if the set held up after installation. Taking it to blue for the day tomorrow. I will do another review after the day is done.

Similar Products Used:

Raceface, cane creek ( Poo ) CK

[Mar 02, 2008]
Nitzan
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Looks great. teh flames add alot to the look. bearings holding up with no problems so far.

Weakness:

None so far.

I'm not an insane rider but my bike isn't having an easy life and so far the headset feels great. bought it 8 months ago with the frame.

Similar Products Used:

Aheadset Chisel

[Feb 18, 2008]
Cor-Mon
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bad ass looks! Gotta love the flames!! May not be a real strength, but what the hell.

Weakness:

Haven't encountered any yet

I blew my last headset up, it was a cheap Aheadset that came on the bike. I had some intial issues, but that was due to the lower cup not being seated completely. Since then all has been fine. I love the control I get with it. The only other headset that I would go with is a King, but thought I'd save alot of dough and try out the Diablous. So far so good. If it goes to crap I'll write another review!

Similar Products Used:

Nothing in that range

[Jun 15, 2004]
Marc
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Deep Cups, Sealed bearings, Great warranty

Weakness:

None

Great product. Cheaper than King and a better warranty than FSA. Deep Cups give me piece of mind running a DC on a hardtail. 5 chilis.

Similar Products Used:

Race Face Thermo

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