Headsets
Item# headsets

Product Description

Made by Tange-Seiki Japan for IRD.

Techno-Glide Threadless Headset (1-1/8")
Precision machined 7075 aluminum cups, stainless steel races.

Angular contact sealed bearings (press fit), O-ring seals.

Alloy top cap.

Seven anodized colors, plus painted white and super-shiny zinc plating!
$79.99
tehe1
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Techno-Glide Headset (1" Threadless)
Precision machined 7075 aluminum cups, stainless steel races.

Japanese angular contact sealed bearings (press fit), O-ring seals.

Alloy top cap.

In black, silver, red, blue, gold, green, pink, white and purple. Super shiny Zinc-plated also available.
Regular price: $79.99
Special price: $69.99
tehe11
Color: 
Techno-Glide Threaded Headset 1"
Threaded design for those who are old school or just appreciate the look of a quill stem.

- Tange Sealed Cartridge Bearings

- Precision CNC-machined 7075 Aluminum Cups

- Fully sealed mechanism

- Stainless Steel Race

- 35.3m stack height

- 1" only

- In 6 anodized colors, plus white and super shiny zinc-plating

$79.99
TG-THRD
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IRD Double Roller Drive 1-1/8" Threadless Headset
Why Roller Bearings? There are many people that have evangelized the use of roller bearing headsets over the years; Jobst Brandt, Sheldon Brown, and Grant Petersen to name a few. It is our belief that if headsets where a recent invention, rather than being over 100 years old, all headsets would be roller bearing. Roller bearings are better than ball bearings in virtually every characteristic except one: bringing rolling resistance to near zero in high speed rotation. Guess what? Your headset doesn’t rotate, it oscillates back and forth. Also bringing rolling resistance to zero in your steering column is not a good idea even if it could be achieved ( read steer damping below).

There are many advantages to roller bearing headsets, but for the sake of time we can reduce them to three.

1. Steering Dampening - The greater bearing contact area acts as a damper within the steering column absorbing high and low speed vibrations. This often ends a bicycle’s tendency to shimmy. In the case of mountain bikes, it will keep you on a truer straight line through rock gardens. On road bikes, more control in high speed turns. On Gravel bikes, you’ll find them indispensable.

2. Greater Strength - Roller Bearing headset are stronger than ball bearing headsets. Their bearings have a much greater contact area on the races than ball bearing headsets.

3. Greater Durability - with the load spread over a greater area, the incidence of pitting and race wear is dramatically reduced. If you are into loaded touring this is the headset for you.

- Aluminum cups and top cap

- Steel crown race

- Roller bearings on top and bottom

- 1-1/8" Threadless (EC34/28.6 EC34/30)

- Stack height: 27.8mm

- Made in Japan by Tange-Seiki
$99.99
29779
IRD Double Roller Drive 1" Threaded Headset
IRD brought back roller bearings a couple of years back with a headset that had roller bearings in its lower cup only (which is more than fine for most people). This new Double Roller has needle bearings in both the upper and lower cups.

There are many people that have evangelized the use of roller bearing headsets over the years; Jobst Brandt, Sheldon Brown, and Grant Petersen to name a few. It is our belief that if headsets where a recent invention, rather than being over 100 years old, all headsets would be roller bearing. Roller bearings are better than ball bearings in virtually every characteristic except one: bringing rolling resistance to near zero in high speed rotation. Guess what? Your headset doesn’t rotate, it oscillates back and forth. Also bringing rolling resistance to zero in your steering column is not a good idea even if it could be achieved ( read steer damping below).



There are many advantages to roller bearing headsets, but for the sake of time we can reduce them to 3.

1. Steering Dampening - The greater bearing contact area acts as a damper within the steering column absorbing high and low speed vibrations. This often ends a bicycle’s tendency to shimmy. In the case of mountain bikes, it will keep you on a truer straight line through rock gardens. On road bikes, more control in high speed turns. On Gravel bikes, you’ll find them indispensable.

2. Greater Strength - Roller Bearing headset are stronger than ball bearing headsets. Their bearings have a much greater contact area on the races than ball bearing headsets.

3. Greater Durability - with the load spread over a greater area, the incidence of pitting and race wear is dramatically reduced. If you are into loaded touring this is the headset for you.

- Aluminum Cups and Nut

- Steel Race

- Stack height: 40.7mm
$99.99
29776
IRD RollerDrive Headset (1" threaded)
Some swear that needle bearings help fix bikes affected with fork shimmy. Chrome-like zinc plating.

- Needle bearing in lower assembly

- Aluminum cups

- Precision ball bearing retainer in upper assembly

- 1" threaded

- 35.9mm stack height

- 110 grams

- Super shiny zinc-plating

- Made in Japan

$79.99
29771
OPS Locking Headset Spacer
Lock this onto the top of your headset and you won't lose your headset adjustment when you remove your stem for travel or make stem height adjustments.

Has the same width as other alloy spacers, so it doesn't stand out too much.

Hella convenient.
$9.99
29998
IRD 1 1/8" Headset Bearings
Precision sealed bearings for 1 1/8" IRD Techno-glide headsets, made in Japan
$25.99
29724
For Techno-Glide headsets
$14.99
CRNRACE
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Headset Spacers (5 & 10mm)
Premium quality aluminum headset spacers. Made to match IRD Techno-Glide Headsets. Also available in 10, 20, and 40mm heights.
$3.99
HSSPACER510
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Headset Spacers (10 to 40mm)
Premium aluminum headset spacers. Made to match IRD Techno-Glide Headsets. Also available in shorter sizes. Sold singly.
$5.99
HSSPACER1040
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