Crank Brothers Iodine Headset

1/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $106.99


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Crank Bros DirectSet Iodine C Headset: Directset uses the cups as a bearing race to eliminate extra parts and minimize weight. Iodines are recommended for All Mountain use with upper 28-ball sealed cartridge bearing and lower 34-ball cartridge...


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by davek a Racer from pojoaque

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2011

Strengths:    snappy looks?

Weaknesses:    reported weight is waaaaay lower than actual. they advertise this as a 65.5 g headset and it also states that weight right on the box. it weighs 95 g. when i called crank bros they had some excuse that it is probably only the cup weight but that is consistent with other manufacturers. i weigh everything and this is the only example i am aware of that they report cup weight as headset weight

Bottom Line:   
i'll try to repost when i've had a chance to use this thing for a while but the massive under reporting of weight already undermines my confidence in the integrity of crank bros. i believe it was an intentionally misleading advert with the sole aim of selling more headsets. they should be ashamed.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $54.00

Purchased At:   online


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dwilson a Racer from KC MO USA

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Rust, Rust & poor seals

Bottom Line:   
In twenty years of racing I have never had a headset issue until now. And I have had some cheap headsets. I have only used King headsets on all my bikes in the last ten or so years with zero trouble. I purchased the CB headset to save some $$ and like the CB pedals. This thing started to rust on the OUTSIDE of the body. What??? Then last week after a bike wash (no power washing only a bucket of soapy water and rinse) I noticed the headset sticking. I took it apart and the bearings were wet, corroded and grease-less. This thing is less than 3 months old. CB in there expansion to grow better keep an eye on quality. There pedals are great, the rest of there stuff?

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Favorite Trail:   Swope

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Chris King - Still the King

Bike Setup:   Niner SIR9 SS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by MK a Cross Country Rider from iowa city

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2010

Strengths:    weight, form factor

Weaknesses:    doesn't work

Bottom Line:   
the worst headset made. I'm a fan of crank bros but they should not be selling such crap.

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Favorite Trail:   sugar , iowa

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   c. king

Bike Setup:   moot mooto-x

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