Anodised, Laser etched aluminium top cap for the hope head doctor expanding unit.
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.
Hope are makers of CNC precision cycling components such as braking systems and accessories, hubs, bottom brackets, wheelsets, lights, stems, headsets, quick releases, tools and cycle clothing and merchandise. Hope has for many years sponsored many of the World Cup teams in downhill and cross-country. Their own team has become a formidable force in the United Kingdom and on the World Cup scene, allowing them to test their bicycle parts at the highest level. Hope is a company working at the leading edge of engineering technology, they use the most advanced materials and computer aided design techniques to produce bicycle components of unrivalled quality. At Hope, they have always maintained that their people are their most valuable asset and so they invest heavily in training to ensure that they all add to their knowledge, learn new skills and keep abreast of relevant developments. Product development and improvement is part of their business philosophy, and with their commitment to technical excellence Hope will continue to produce cycling products of unrivalled quality and value for money.
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