FSA Pig Headset

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FSA Pig Headset 

DESCRIPTION

FSA Pig Headset: Forged CrMo lower cup, 6061 aluminum upper. Oversized 1/4" lower ball bearings, 5/32" upper bearings. 30.0mm crown race ID, 34.0 cup OD. Includes aluminum top cap, bolt, star nut.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 01, 2013]
kustomz
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Simplistic in design with no frills to stump you on the set up. The graphics speak to exactly what you have... a big chunk of bike hardware.

Weakness:

None

If you need a tough headset that can take a beating and are not afraid of extra weight, this is the one!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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[Nov 07, 2010]
danny walker
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

when first used was nice and smoote , after about 2 hours of usage the baering cadge colapsed , i then went to my local bike shop to try fix and resolve this situation , they said the baerings could go in lose , after this is ran smoot , but 2 weeks later the barings colapsed and snaped .

Weakness:

snaped baerings

i was pleased with the smoothness of the headset but wasnt happy with the reliabilty.

Similar Products Used:

cane creek

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 12, 2010]
kona03
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Durable, looks good, affordable price

Weakness:

None so far

After stripping down my Kona frame and trashing all the components this headset was a great value compared to others out on the market. The headset looks extremely durable, steering is smooth with no snatching, bike shop who put my bike back together had no issues installing. The laser etched logo and FSA look great too! I would recommend this product for anyone new to mtb doing a first build or experienced riders.

Similar Products Used:

Cane Creek headset which came as OEM on my Kona bike

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 04, 2009]
fisher_rider05
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

strong, smooth

Weakness:

not sealed, heavy

This is a heavy duty headset that will stand abuse. The only problem is that the bearings need to be cleaned and regreased once a year.

Similar Products Used:

bontrager, quill systems

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 30, 2008]
Alex

Strength:

Cheep! There decent large race and bearings.

Weakness:

not very well seeled

good afordable headset!!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 24, 2003]
dennisd
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Super strong
Nice finish
Deep cups
Price is right
Performs very well

Weakness:

Heavy
Somewhat bulky

The FSA pig was recommended to me by my bike store guy. His view was that the extra weight and bulkiness was worth it for the overall performance and stength. Can't say I disagree with him.

This headset is tough! I'm a big rider and I've destroyed a few headsets in my time, but this thing is near indestructible! Huge quarter inch bearings and deep cups make it solid up the wazoo. The front end feels tight, and the stem tracks smoothly. No problems with fit or play so far, but then installation as always, is key.

It is heavy, but if you want something strong for agressive xc riding, you can't go wrong here for the price.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 05, 2003]
matt

Strength:

cheap, strong, looks good, can be serviced (none of this sealed bearing cr@p)

Weakness:

some say the seals are cr@p but ive had no problems

ace headset. i have one on both my 2 bikes and my brother has one too never had a single problem. only £15
i have an £80 headset that im selling as this is better.

Similar Products Used:

none, i got this and have one on all of my bikes

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 21, 2006]
Todd
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Works very well for 1 day

Weakness:

This headset gets contaminated as soon as you take it out of the box

I'm a 210lb cross country rider.

Although I don't ride downhill, I'd have to agree with Matt's post that said, "Seals are about as good as putting paper round your headtube".

I've had two of these headsets and both got contaminated very quickly. In fact, my first headset was done so I stupidly went and got another one installed. After 1 day of riding, yes, that's right, 1 day of not very wet or muddy riding, the bottom cup was fouled and pitted. I have never had a problem with the top seal, just the bottom, and then you have a grindy headset that goes in the garbage or on your commuter (where it's been ever since). Did I mention that the same thing happend to the first headset as well...

Don't buy this headset. FSA does make some good products but this is just not it. If you want an FSA, spend the extra money and get an Orbit XLII.

Similar Products Used:

Other open and sealed bearing set-ups

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 10, 2005]
Chase Winslow
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Cheap Cheap Cheap! Strong as hell, very elegant, 1/4" lower bearings, deep cups, polished finish looks trick.

Weakness:

Umm, none.

Anyone who has trouble with this headset didn't install it right, that's all I have to say. It costs a WHOPPING $25 usd, and I have used the first Pig I bought through multiple frames over the past 2 years, and it stills works perfectly and has ZERO play. And if you do have problems, FSA has a very similar warranty to that of Chris King, and you don't have to spend over a $100 dollars to get it. The Steelset will only fit if you ream the headtube of your frame, which is retarded, and costs way too much. The Pig performs just like it's competitor's more expensive headsets, at a fraction of the cost, plain and simple. I like the Pig's so much, I bought two more for my other bikes.

Similar Products Used:

FSA Pig DH, Cane Creek Double-X, Aheadset, Chris King Steelset, Cane Creek Tank, Woodman Saturn 1.5.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 12, 2003]
Wayne
Downhiller

Strength:

Strong large lower cup, 1/4'' bearings, burly.

Weakness:

Heavy, but it's not for XC

Nice for the price

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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