The American Classic ultra-light headset is unique in that the o-rings in the top cap center it on the steerer tube, independent of downward force. This allows bearing adjustment without bearing down load. The headset features angular contact bearings which support the side-to-side load and the up-and-down load.
Discipline: road or mountain
Sizes: 1" and 1 1/8"
Colors: black or silver
Bearings: sealed ball angular contact
*Weight 1": 68 grams
*Weight 1 1/8": 77 grams
Stainless Steel Bearings: available on 1 1/8" only
*Weight Does Not Include: star nut and top cap
Trilock Headsets: still available in limited sizes and colors
a Weekend Warrior
from dirty jersey
Date Reviewed: September 26, 2007
Strengths: this is for the 1 1/8th threadless @ 77grams
very light clean looking, sealed bearings mean low maint. not flashy but looks good. very smooth and yeah very light.
Weaknesses: none that i have experianced
its cheaper the other headsets with higher bling factor and weighs less, i see the sealed bearings as an advantage but im sure there are others who would disagree. either way im not all about the blink and this headset does its job for a fair price. if the bearings do go they should be cheap and easy to replace..