DiaTech ABN-SBN Headset

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dennis Whitelaw a Cross Country Rider from New Orleans, US

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2002

Strengths:    durability!

Weaknesses:    seals could be better, the mud penetrates inside rather easily

Bottom Line:   
don't know why others seam to dislike them. mine survived for over !!!!! 5 years. and i'm not a weekend worrior. i do up to 7000 miles a year. also i like big hits. but hade to do the proper maintance. they are only about to die now. why to spend much more for the cool King stuff when these are ok too? weird. i'll buy same ones if i they're still available on the secondary market

don't know how much they cost, but i definitely wonna give them a proper credit, therefore

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Favorite Trail:   numerous

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   bike stock

Similar Products Used:   ritchey logic (sucks!), tioga - no better. some headshok on my new cannondale

Bike Setup:   Cannondale hardtail, marzochhi Z1 FR, xt, V-brakes, mavic, egg beaters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by some one who uses it a Weekend Warrior from never never land

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2002

Strengths:    cheapit would seam
still works after 20 months of use

Weaknesses:    came loose once
makes a funny sound
I it might have started rocking a bit (but could be the manitou magnum forks though

Bottom Line:   
worked O.K for me until itcame loose and starteed rocking alot but tightend it up and itstill works after a few crashes will replace with F.S.A though

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   ones on kids bikes

Bike Setup:   magnum forks deore transmission program2 frame a acouple of wheels (bent)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Lars Jacobsen a Cross Country Rider from Copenhagen, Danmark

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2000

Strengths:    Easy to install, but thats it

Weaknesses:    I got mine in may ´99 and I was run down by January ´00 - after under 1000 kms of easy riding. The cups were worn down og the bearing were gone too. Its still works though, but it is only a matter of time before it must go, I cannot tolerate crappy stuff on my bike :-)

Bottom Line:   
I was looking to save a bit of cash when i bought it, but the bottom line is that its not worth it if i goes boink after half a year of easy riding. I am giving it 2 chilis in value because of the affordabillity, but only 1 in overall because of the fast wear. Will probably go for a FSA next time - but the throught of RaceFace and Chris King headsets is inviting...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Different generic ones.

Bike Setup:   Klein, XTR/XT, Marz. Z1 cr, Magura HS-33, Fire XCpro, Giro, Profile

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Oliver Day a Weekend Warrior from Penally

Date Reviewed: November 23, 1999

Easy to strip and regrease
No star fangled nut


Bottom Line:   
This headset is a piece of crap. I tried to take it apart, it went bang, and half the bloody threads stripped out. Also in about 3 months the bearings wore away to nothing. And it rocks.
Don't buy this lame attempt at an innovative headset, and get one from somebody who knows what they are doing. It doesn't even deserve 1 burning sh1t

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Ritchey Logic

Bike Setup:   
Marin HT
RST fork

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Rynne a Cross-Country Rider from Ireland

Date Reviewed: October 18, 1999

Light, looks good, doesnt break

creaks a bit(barely audible)
A right pain to take apart

Bottom Line:   
Absolulely reliable. It never let me down and it has survived a lot, unlike my mavic rims, and the weight is very competetive.
Tgh to take apart for maintenance though.

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Favorite Trail:   
Fountain park, Ennis

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Crappy generic sets

Bike Setup:   
Barricuda frame with Xt groupset
Z1 bams

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