Azonic Headlock Extras

4/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

Azonic Headlock: Eliminates headset loosening on any 1-1/8" headset system. Patent pending device replaces star-fangled nut system. Measure from top of stem to bottom of steerer.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zippy from Lansing, MI

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2007

Strengths:    No more SFNs! No more drilling or hacking out SFNs! Strongest option, makes installing and switching forks easier. No more worrying about setting SFNs correctly.

Weaknesses:    Yeah, it weighs more. And watch it when you're first getting used to it, it's easier to overtighten than a SFN.

Bottom Line:   
Fitment apparently is an issue with some people. The bolt with mine was too long when I got it, but there is plenty of extra threading. So I took it to the disc sander and ground 3/8" off or so. Works perfect now. Much much beefier than a SFN, much more mechanically sound than a device that relies on camming action as the SFN does.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Star nuts

Bike Setup:   is fun.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zack a Downhiller from ridgewood,NJ

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2006

Strengths:    all around strong

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
this headlock is the best thing you can do for yourself if you have headset problems. i have gone through dozens of star nuts and 3 headsets. now that i have put this on, i have accually felt the front end become more sturdy.

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Favorite Trail:   alpine

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   online somewhere

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   2004 big hit, jr.T mags all around. s-3 headset azonic headlock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jerry a Weekend Warrior from cali ca usa

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2005

Strengths:    GOOD DESIGN...SMART....LOOKS HEAVY DUTY.

Weaknesses:    NEEDS A LOCK WASHER AT THE BASE OF THE LOWER SHAFT.

Bottom Line:   
THE DESIGN IS INGENIUS...BUT LIKE I SAID IT NEEDS A LOCKWASHER AT THE BOTTOM SHAFT TO KEEP THE DAMN THING FROM SPINNING WHEN TRYING TO TIGHTEN THE BOLT. I COULDN'T FIND A WASHER BIG ENOUGH...PLUS THE MATERIALS ARE GARBAGE...I STRIPPED OUT TWO SHAFTS AND GAVE UP...BACK TO THE SFN. AZONIC NEEDS TO INCLUDE A LOCKWASHER IN THE KIT. IF YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO KEEP THE LOWER ASSEMBLY FROM SPINNING IT WORKS WELL. I'M STICKING WITH THE STAR-FANGLED-NUT...IT'S ALWAYS BEEN GOOD TO ME.

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Favorite Trail:   okinawa spider!!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   SFN

Bike Setup:   56 LB. DOWNHILL PIG

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by JSUN a Downhiller from REDONDO BEACH CA

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2004

Strengths:    THE "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT" DESIGN THAT PUTS A STAR NUT TO SHAME.

Weaknesses:    QUITE A FEW:
>THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH STEER TUBES THAT ARE THE SAME THICKNESS ALL THE WAY THRU. SOME MARZOKES ARE NOT.
>I HAVE FOUND IT TO BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO EASILY REMOVE THE HEADLOCK, SINCE THERE IS NOTHING TO KEEP THE BOTTOM NUT FROM SPINNING. IT NEEDS AN ALLEN OR EVEN A FLATHEAD INSERT ON THE BOTTOM.
>FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE REQUIRES A BIKE SHOP THAT HONORS EXCHANGES, BECAUSE CHANCES ARE YOU WILL NEED TO DO JUST THAT. FEW PEOPLE I KNOW COULD NEVER FIND THE RIGHT SIZE AND ENDED UP CUTTING THEM TO FIT. GOOD LUCK; MY ADVICE IT TO MEASURE UP TWO OR THREE TIMES TO BE XTRA SURE.
>C'MON AZONIC, I LOVE YOUR PRODUCTS BUT THIS THING IS WORTH MORE LIKE 10 FRIGGIN BUCKS NOW MAN. >TOP CAP, LONG BOLT, SPECIAL SHAPED NUT. I MEAN GEEZ, 30 BUCKS?


Bottom Line:   
BUY IT.
GET HELP IF YOU HAVE TO,
AND THAT MYSTERIOUS NOISE, FROM WHICH YOU COULD NEVER FIND THE SOURCE OF, WILL MAGICALLY... DISAPPEAR!!
(that noise being your star nut ticking as is slowly wiggles loose!)

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Favorite Trail:   THE ONE LESS TRAVELED

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   SOUTH BAY CYCLES WHOOP WHOOP!

Bike Setup:   SEE PROFILE

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark from Hell Cajon, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2004

Strengths:    Bombproof! Makes more sense design-wise than that stupid star fangled nut.

Weaknesses:    Won't fit the new Marzocchi Z1 FR ETA. Obviously heavier and more expensive than a star fangled nut.

Bottom Line:   
If you want bombproof, get one. Just make sure it fits your fork steer tube first

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Star fangled nut

Bike Setup:   03 S.C. Heckler

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Wayne g a Cross Country Rider from Sterling va

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2001

Strengths:    HEAVY DUTY

Weaknesses:    Doesnt Fit Xvert Super Fork

Bottom Line:   
Well....I wish I could use this thing....but I cant cause it doesnt fit inside me fork. This thing is SUPER Heavy Duty and Super heavy. If you dont think you need it...you prob dont

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2001 Elly

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CB a Cross Country Rider from Iowa

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2000

Strengths:    Works awesome, easy install

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The headlock works awesome. Star nuts are a pain in the neck, always seem to be loose. With the Headlock my headset doesn't come loose at all.

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Favorite Trail:   sugar bottom

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   star nuts

Bike Setup:   Y-frame,lx/xt,azonic,bontrager,

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by marc a weekend warrior from Somers CT

Date Reviewed: August 7, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I just purchased this because i was sick of placing my goddamn star fangled nut. Every time I thightened it, my headset was still loose, and if i tightened it more, it would strip. So finnaly i paid $24.50 and gotone from nashbar. I had to add a couple of washers, but it works awesome now. 5 stars for azonic, -5 stars for those damn star fangled nuts

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Headlock for tapered fork?

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Kink BMX headlock

Just wanted to know if anyone has used one of these with good results. My LBS gave it to me at no charge. I am running a Cane Creek angle set and from what I read, you really have to tighten them down. This system looks solid. Thanks! [IMG]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee256/tnx1rc/headlock2 ... Read More »

should i use a headlock?

I bought a used fork and the steer tube is a bit short. The top of steer tube to the top of the stem has a gap of 10mm. I already took out the spacer and my head set is pretty flat, with a stack height of 20mm and the stem height is 40mm. I know there are shorter stack heights of stems and headsets ... Read More »

Do I need a headlock

So today I was tinkering on my bike and I noticed my headset was a bit loose so I went to tighten it. As I was attempting to tighten it I noticed it was slightly easy to tighten but I could keep spinning it. It got to the point in which I had no pressure at all. So I removed the cap and my star nut ... Read More »

Azonic Headlock--who's used one?

Anyone know if this will work on a Cane Creek XXc II Flush headset/Rock Shox Totem 1.125 steerer? I know it says they are for 1.125 headsets only so wondering if it will work on a reducer headset like this one. Seems like a rad product--any feedback from anyone, positive or negative?Read More »

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