Integrated Headsets / Semi-Integrated Headsets

The direction of the bicycle is a piece located between the fork and the frame. It incorporates bearings and allows to turn the front wheel in a smooth way. As all the components of cycling these parts have evolved over the last few years improving the behavior of bicycles, both road and MTB/MOUNTAIN BICYCLE.

Mainly there are types of direction depending on the form of binding to the frame:

  • Thread direction:

At present its use has been quite reduced. its assembly is made by means of threads, nuts andlocknuts. In this type of direction, the power is not part of the union with the fork, so if we dismantle the power, the fork will continue to be fixed to the direction and the frame.

This type of headset requires the fork to have the steerer tube threaded to facilitate binding and a specific length. One of the advantages of the threaded directions is to be able to regulate the height of the handlebars.

  • Ahead Headset:

In this type of directions the Fork Tube is completely smooth. When we tighten the screws of the power, it acts of "clamp" of the fork tube, being fastened. At the top of the power we find a tyre with a hole where a screw is lodged, its function is to reach the thread of the spider of the direction located inside the tube of the fork avoiding any movement.

In the case of dismantling the power on bicycles that Mount directions Ahead, We will find that the fork is not attached to the frame. Another peculiarity is that once the height has been adjusted and the fork tube is cut, the rider will not be able to raise the handlebar again. There is only the option to put separators if there is enough space.

Within the Ahead directions We can distinguish 3 different types depending on where they house the bearings in the box:

  • Conventional Direction: The frame does not have space to accommodate the steering bearings and are housed in external cups.
  • Semi-Integrated Direction: The cups with the bearings are integrated into the steering pipe.
  • Integrated Direction: The frame directly houses the bearings without the need to use the bowl.

Another element to highlight of the directions are the bearings. Most currently, sealed bearings that require little maintenance are used. But there are other types, such as caged balls or caged needless that are little used by riders.

One last aspect to consider regarding directions refers to the measures. The inches are used and the most common are 1-1/8 " Although other measures can be found.

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