Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    205

    J9RDO Integrated Headset Install

    Hi - the upper bearing does not sit flush with the frame. There is about 1mm of relief. Should the upper bearing sit flush?

    Thanks in advance.

    Martin

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    213
    Did you put the whole headset together and does it bind? I feel like you are over analyzing the installation.

    Step1: Put all the pieces in place
    Step2: Do the bars spin freely?
    Step3: Ride it
    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    If I told you I saw a unicorn ****ing a leprechaun trail side, you'd probably be suspicious.

  3. #3
    trail "cleaner"
    Reputation: AZmtncycler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,281
    Yes, my upper bearing didn't sit flush with the top of the headtube. No issues once everything was snugged up.
    Quote Originally Posted by onobed View Post
    Hi - the upper bearing does not sit flush with the frame. There is about 1mm of relief. Should the upper bearing sit flush?

    Thanks in advance.

    Martin
    No dabs allowed!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    588
    I didn't even check if mine sat flush when installing it. I just made sure the bearing was seated all the way. My guess is, like someone else said, your over thinking it. As long as the bearing is seated properly, you should be fine. If your experiencing binding or stiction once all installed...then send a pic over to niner. They will let you know if tolerances might be off.

    If you want a pic of my bikes headset, let me know and ill pull it apart. Always glad to help a fellow niner rider. Now go out and enjoy your new ride!

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    205

    J9RDO Integrated Headset Install

    Thanks for the offer. Seriously appreciate it. I will ride and see if I notice it. It just appears as if the gap is large enough for dirt to easily contaminate the upper bearing.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Noclutch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    792
    While I have a V1.0 RDO with a semi integrated headset, can anyone comment on how these fully integrated versions are holding up as far as bearing grease degradation/contamination goes?

    The metal race-less concept in a carbon frame in particular bugs me for some reason...

    Now the carbon rockers and through axle I could easily get on board with, not to mention the cool new green

Similar Threads

  1. Integrated Headset Question
    By Vermoozer in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-25-2012, 09:02 AM
  2. Integrated Headset gap?
    By emdog4 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2012, 10:55 PM
  3. Semi-Integrated Headset?
    By wschruba in forum Trek
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2012, 06:31 PM
  4. is integrated headset that bad?
    By timex99 in forum Ibis
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-18-2012, 07:23 PM
  5. Threadless headset and Integrated headset?
    By ricky916 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-24-2011, 12:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •