FSA Orbit IS Headset Durablity For Moj
Speaking of headsets, anyone had one of these FSA Orbit IS long enough to give them a rating. I could not find any reviews on them. That is what I ordered for my SL, it has been so long ago, I forgot why I ordered it. I think I remember a thread where Ibis was using them for builds at one time.
The reason I'm raising this thread again is the fact that the FSA Orbit has 36/45 degree Micro Angular Contact bearing while the IS Cane Creek IS 2 has 35/45. Thus, I was wondering if FSA was getting a slightly snugger fit ? (since the bearings just kinda "float" in the headtube)
I see that allot of guys have been using them in their builds, I guess I could just pm a few of them. Well, regardless I went ahead and purchased an cc is/2 as well. Until I can find a blue CC IS 110 somewhere at a reasonable price. From Cane Creek 110 propaganda : "A tapered compression ring is used to mechanically center and secure the 110 IS headset on the steer tube versus the typical O-ring design that allows for some movement. This design helps eliminate creaking and rocking."
I guess the IS 110 helps with some deficiencies in the original design in IS standard.
Last edited by ghawk; 06-03-2008 at 04:55 AM.