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FSA Orbit XLII Cartridge Headset

Smooth and virtually maintenance free with replaceable cartridges, this new version features improved cartridges, better seals, and an all new exterior design that keeps more dirt, water, and mud out than ever before.

FSA Orbit XLII Cartridge Headset Specifications:

  • Size: 1 1/8"
  • Material: Forged, CNC machined 6061 T-6 alloy cups
  • Bearings: Angular contact sealed bearings
  • Weight: 116g
  • Stack height upper: 14mm
  • Stack height lower: 15mm
  • Total stack height: 29mm

Buy FSA Orbit XLII Cartridge Headsets from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.

  • Colour: Black
  • Steerer Diameter: 1.1/8"
  • Headset Type: Conventional
 
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bought as upgrade Replacement for customers caged bearing, and frankly neglected headset. Suggested this as an all weather upgrade with little need of maintenance. Sealed cartridge bearings are buttery smooth. Cups are slightly oversized giving the bike a more robust look, looks good when fork crown is chunky too. All round great headset as 1 1/8" direct replacement 31 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best Simply the most priceworthy headset around. I've had three of these, on three different bikes. The oldest being more than 10 years now. The second I had on a Spesh Enduro which I rode very hard for five years until I sold it. All still going strong. Just put some good grease in the bearings and they'll last forever. 23 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by All Good! Have so far used this for more than 3 years now - fuss free and rock solid. Fitted this on an EPX Terrashark..haven't serviced it yet (I know I should) but it's still working like a dream :-) 24 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A high quality headset for a reasonable price I've been running this headset on my commuter for the past 5months and no problems. The weather up here can be harsh at times but this continues to run smooth. Would recommend. 25 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highly recommended. Had one on these on my 2005 Orange P7 since I got the frame. Greased it once for no other reason than I thought I should! Why choose CK? 01 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bargain! Been running this for two years on my Pitch, as everyone here says it's great quality for the money - my only criticism is that the lower bearings aren't quite as well sealed as I'd like, I've had to regrease twice now but to be fair the last time was a year ago! Still highly recommended. "Cheap, light, strong - pick two" doesn't apply here, this headset is all three. 27 November 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by Don't get the seals wrong This is a bugger to fit if you get the seals wrong, makes it slack alice and the newer fsa's have no split crown race. 19 October 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by C'est rigide, solide et beau avec une fox float r 160, il y a plus cher, mais je ne sais pas si c'est mieux. En tout cas moi j'en suis très satisfait. 08 April 2010
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Does the headset have a split crown ring

Hi . Im looking for a 1/18 headset with a split crown race so i can change forks quickly.

Would it be possible to recommend any headsets with a split crown race.

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No, these FSA headsets use a solid crown race, as do most other aftermarket sets. There are split crown races available from some brands, and these may be compatible with various other sets, but it would be a trial and error approach.
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Hi, please ansfer this:
Is buying this headset only sufficient, or I have to buy also the crown race, for another 10 EUR , like this one linked.
Also , does the upper one differ ?
Do they both come within the set ?
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Headsets are supplied with both bearings, both cups (where applicable), crown race, upper race, and compression ring. Top cap and bolt is also supplied unless specifically stated otherwise.

The crown race is usually thinner/ lower profile than the upper race, as illustrated in the diagrams below.
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