Gusset have a NEW range of 7 separate lowers and 3 separate uppers which are ready to fend-off over 30 of the combinations of head tube and fork sizes that frame/bike makers are likely to throw at you.
Choose your Top cup from the list to match the top of your headtube and fork steerer and then choose the Bottom cup to match the bottom of your headtube and fork steerer.
R-series headsets are the perfect choice for those looking for a top quality precision headset with lightweight CNC alloy cups, premium grade bearings and fine tuning technical features that are not included on most other headsets.
Gusset R- series headsets are great headsets in their own right, are very competitively priced and are available in combinations that are bound to be useful.
A bicycle headset attaches the fork to the frame, they consist of bearings and races which allow the forks steerer to move within the frames headtube. There are a few types of headset, these are threaded and ahead. Threaded headsets are the older type and use a thread on the forks steerer to adjust, an ahead type has no thread and uses a top cap to adjust the tension. Ahead headsets come in three options, external cup, internal and integrated. Integrated and internal headsets use bearings which fit inside the headtube and provide clean lines, whereas the external cup system uses cups which fit into the frame but are still visible. Most will use cartridge bearings which last well and have very low maintenance requirements, one thing worth doing is to switch the top and bottom bearing periodically, as the bottom bearings are more prone to wear as they support the weight of the bike and rider.
We thought a little background might be of interest so here it is...
“Gusset was founded in the summer of 1995 by two riding friends Paul Sorrell and Jason Mills. It started as a little project printing t-shirts, hoodies and a product called ‘Hookers’ that were replacement springs for Pit Bull brakes.
Although the pair had great plans for the brand they found that at the time they didn’t have the time or money to take the brand as far as it could go, Jason was busy with a band and Paul was out of work at the time. The opportunity soon came along to pass the company over to Ison, both partners had known Lloyd and the team at Ison for some years and felt that with their contacts and distribution network that Gusset would be in good hands.
Paul can now be found racing Masters in the U.K 4 cross series and Jason also competes in masters, racing BMX.
Jason now owns a bmx/skate shop called Hardcore Hobbies (est 1999) who are proud stockists of Gusset products.” Jason Mills.
Since these early days, Gusset has developed into a multi discipline company. The MTB jump market was evolving quicker than the companies within it could make suitable products; Gusset stepped in to fill the breach. Quickly gaining a reputation for making bombproof parts, the range continued to grow and now includes a varied range from beginner level parts to pro spec components made with premium materials. A particular favourite are the Pigmy crank arms made with Reynolds 853 tubing, a metal so tough it forced the factory to acquire new tools. The tubing blunted their existing tooling when making initial samples. I’m sure they were pleased...
Gusset has always been run with a light heart and a sense of humour. This allows a sense of freedom when it comes to product development and in particular colours of products. The best example being the flouro coloured Slim Jim pedals and Bastard grips. Insanely popular, they have sold through in enormous quantities both in the UK and abroad. If you want a psychedelic flashback bike, we’ve got you covered.
Along with our established product areas, the Gusset R series product area is being extended to offer a wider choice of high performance Racing products.
plus our NEW range of robust performance products for the Fixed wheel/Courier riders – built with our BMX and DJ knowledge.
Currently, we like to think that the company retains the original ethos that it started with, parts developed as the need arises. Making bikes work better is at times extremely taxing, but it always pays off. There’s little more rewarding than getting the call thanking you for making a bike work better than ever before, putting the smile back on the rider’s face.
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Executive Director: Stefan Barden.