Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Sturdy and good value
Good, solid headset that's not too expensive and the big bottom cup looks the part with the chunky crowns found on most suspension forks these days. And it's got 'The Pig' written on it, which is also cool!
Only real down side is that the seal on the lower race is rubbish so if you like wet, dirty rides your grease will turn to slush relatively quickly.
That aside it's a good product at a good price.
25 April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous I wanted sealed bearings!
I ordered this thinking it was sealed bearings. My mistake. I wanted to upgrade my headset to a sealed cartridge bearing set, as these caged bearings are not very weather proof. My old cane creek bearings rusted in the rain. I'll have to send this one back. Would be great if CRC made the headset section of their website easier to navigate! Check boxes to narrow down results eg: 1.1/8 or 1". Conventional or integrated or threaded. Caged or sealed cartridge bearings etc etc. Finding a headset to buy here has been a nightmare for us novices!!
23 April 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous rubbish
Bought one of these for my stumpy fsr to replace the crap cane creek headset it had from stock but this headset is absolute garbbage ive riden for about 11 hours in really wet conditions and had to repack the very poorly sealed lower bearings 3 times the last time was after just 2 hrs of lake district mud i have since purchased a cane creek s3 a friend recommended which i got from merlin cycles for 20 quid and it takes the piss out of the pig and its only a fiver more dont buy this unless you dont use your bike at all you couldnt even say its value for money as there are lots of headsets better for around the same price.
20 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Chunky Monkey
Had a couple of these over the years, these and the Pig Pro's, both great headsets, especially for the money, I've seen a few reviews on here saying about them falling apart? One word, MAINTAINENCE, they have open bearings, if you look after this headset, it will last the life of the bike!! I have one on my jump bike and on my DH bike, I could fit a Hope or a Chris King, but, I'm not weight concience on those rigs, and I know that I look after my gear and it will look after me!!
05 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous +1000
+1000 pour ca bon produit ...
ok c'est tres loin d'un jeu de direction chris king ( :) ) mais a ce prix c'est vraiment l'ideal pour avoir du bon matos sans se ruiner et sans soucis !
14 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I've owned this headset for 5 years now on my MTB and its still great after regular use!
None of the bearings have worn out and the finish is still intact. Having it accurately pressed in + greasing it once in a while using a quality bearing grease will avoid any '1 star' ratings.
05 November 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous No issues
Not an issue with this - served me very well, in fact outlasted my last bike and is now on my new steed
29 August 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous INDESTRUCTABLE
My FSA Pig been used like 2-3 years now.. no problems.
I honestly thought it wouldn't last this long, considering it isn't sealed bearings, but it has.
Seriously worth the money!!!
12 August 2010
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