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YST Geforce Headset

2.71/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


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YST Geforce


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bruno Lamothe a Weekend Warrior from St-Cesaire Qc Canada

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2005

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Noisy, weak bearing,

Bottom Line:   
A headset that should only be for a cheap bike.
after all it did cost me 6$ brand new.
The steer tube was always loose or difficult to turn
I must have spent 2 or 3 hours triing to fit it onto my bike and it never was close to be like on a real performance bike. It was so bad that I never tried riding with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Forand sport

Similar Products Used:   aheadset

Bike Setup:   Da bomb cr8 with bomber z3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aj Bill a Weekend Warrior from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2004

Strengths:    normal no problems. came witha frame i bought from a friend for 40$can the frame came with a bb and cranset, and crap fork (was 25 cents) so i don't really no what i paid for it but it's good i haven't had any problems that i know of yet.

Weaknesses:    i think i might be making noised cause i thought the noise was my stem but after reading these reviews ithing it might be the headset

Bottom Line:   
good for what i do and non problems but i'll have to check it out and find out if its making that noise.

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Favorite Trail:   Stuff by my house

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   from friend

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   crap except for my xt brake pads and pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jerome Espiritu a Downhiller from Scarborough,Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2004

Strengths:    It is a very smooth Headset. It works well on my bmx with the needle bearings at the bottom and the crown at the top. Smooth.

Weaknesses:    If you don't make sure that the cups are in flush then it starts getting looser and looser after 10 minutes.

Bottom Line:   
Its a great headset if you are gonna start out. But in the long run you prolly dont want to use it. But for the price it is pretty much worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Bayview Arena

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Grind

Similar Products Used:   FSA Pig
Aheadset Tank


Bike Setup:   DK General Lee with a Hoffman Super Fork. Snafu Gooseneck stem with Fit Foster Bars with Diatech Dirt Harry Lever. Alex Mx22 with Maxxis holy Roller (1.95)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pat a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2002

Strengths:    it seems to work fairly smooth
its very easy to adjust
its cheap


Bottom Line:   
it works smoothly enough for me i think its well worth the money.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   2000 GT palomar with full deore,LX and STX RC components and rock shox jett

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andrew a Cross Country Rider from West Wales

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2002

Strengths:    The GeForce seems to be a good all round headset, but creaks and grinds a lot after the punishment I put it through. Well to have survived over 8000 miles in three years over not smooth terrain

Weaknesses:    gets a bit stiff if not serviced regularly (fourth set of bearings)

Bottom Line:   
having to change because new Judy XC forks to be fitted

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Favorite Trail:   na - use bike for going to work

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   Carrera Vulcan frame
mavic x221 F/R
Deore LX rear Mech. A10 Front Mech
basic LX chainset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Martin a Weekend Warrior from Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    Looks nice and thats it

Weaknesses:    It's the worst ever. It came on my bike and I have had problems only. Squeaks and comes loose. Critical parts made of aluminum.

Bottom Line:   
Dont buy this product. I am getting a FSA Orbit xtreme now.

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Favorite Trail:   Kickapoo section 2B

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Diacompe, Cane Creek

Bike Setup:   Full XT with discs. IDEAL Race pro frame. Z3 100

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Cross Country Rider from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2001

Strengths:    Hasn't given me any problems so far, does what it is supposed to do.

Weaknesses:    None that I can see.

Bottom Line:   
I don't why other people are having such problems with this headset: it hasn't given me any problems. Perhaps they are not tightening it correctly. I found it pretty easy to set up; nothing to it really. But really one headset is much like another so I will give it 4 chillies.

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mateusz a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2001

Strengths:    Looks good when you first get it.

Weaknesses:    Comes loose all the fu*$#@! time.

Bottom Line:   
I got it for free and it was new, I thought I would save money and I did. Though I lost a lot of nerves....The lesson: pay the dow and get yourself smth decent--->it's worth it. YST is garbage, not sure who it was made for.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   NOTHING as bad as this. I use FSA Orbit Extreme and Chris King.

Bike Setup:   Custom Cro frame, Z1 drop offs, XTR, XT, LX components.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Baikov a Cross Country Rider from Moscow

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    noisy, creaks when you go uphill

Bottom Line:   
if the YST headset comes with your bike, replace it at once if you don't want your bike to creak and squeak

except the noise the headset performs well for its price

I was surprised to see YST headsets on competition-level Xcountry bikes (I won't mention the manufacturer, but beware)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   came with my bike

Similar Products Used:   generic headsets


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cap'n ridiklus a Cross Country Rider from cott, CT

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2000

Strengths:    works well as an object of scorn

Weaknesses:    Ought to cost 5 bucks for how well it holds up

Bottom Line:   
This headset has never worked for me. Starts to 'clunk' almost immediately despite tightening, have had to replace the starnut twice (warped and lost grip). I ride everyday, mostly commuting... this headset was sold to me to replace my threaded headset when I got a susp. fork, if I knew then what I know now, I'd have payed an extra 30 or even 50 bucks and gone for something with a decent rep like a WTB or a King. I'll have to soon cuz' this YST is junk!!!

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Favorite Trail:   the one that never ends...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   generic threaded headset (never had any probs)

Bike Setup:   Giant frame with a mish-mash of parts, inexpensive, solid, custom, and reliable.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Mullholland a Weekend Warrior from Bristol

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2000

Strengths:    cheap price

Weaknesses:    hard to set up
doesn't keep the dirt out
not a simple design


Bottom Line:   
don't buy it

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Favorite Trail:   ??????

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joshua Pelland a Weekend Warrior from Williamsburg MA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap
Hasn't broke yet
Smooth enough


Weaknesses:    
no trick factor


Bottom Line:   
Seems like a fine headset. I can't justify upgrading when this one works well and is apprantly pretty strong. I have no complaints about it.I would probably give it four stars for performance, since I know that the WTB and King headsets do feel a little smoother, however for the incredible value of these I give it 5 spontaneously combusted turds.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
I've tried just about every kind of headset...


Bike Setup:   
This headset has been on:
GT LTS
DBR WCF Vertex
DBR V-Link 3.0
and has lasted fine on all of them

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Cross-Country Rider from Hawaii

Date Reviewed: June 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Very cheap
Pretty Strong


Weaknesses:    
Not guaranteed to work forever like a King is


Bottom Line:   
I was impressed by this headset. My LBS threw it on for $15 when they installed my fork. If they had asked first I would have went for something better, but, no problems with the YST so far. I haven't overhauled it but it's still smooth. I was using a Lizard Skins seal though. I'm switching frames & going to a 1 1/8 threadless setup like everyone else, the FSA Orbit Xtreme will be my choice.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
1 threaded
'96 Jamis Durango
'97 Manitou SX
Profile stem

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Vincent a Cross-Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: June 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap and affordable


Weaknesses:    
Easily break and it will creeks .


Bottom Line:   
Recommeded for student.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mountain climbing

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
AHEADSET,TIOGA,FSA


Bike Setup:   
Peugeot excess (Aluminium)
SR suntour mg80 suspension
24 speed.

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