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Internal & Integrated headsets | Headsets

Understanding Internal & Integrated Headsets


Internal and Integrated headsets

If you havent already noticed the internal and integrated headset age is well upon us. The variations in bearing ID, OD
& angles can become quite confusing. We hope to make it easy for you to find out what headset or bearing you will need
so that your purchase can be stress free.
There are Three different forms of internal & integrated bearings;

Integrated:Without cups, this style uses bearings that fit directly into a specially machined headtube. This style,

having first been introduced in Italy in the late 60s is currently popular for both road bikes & BMX bikes. There are four
integrated standards available in the market today.
There are four bearing styles utilised in an integrated headset;
*TH system which uses 36/36 Degree ACB
*Cane creek system which uses 36/45 Degree ACB
*Campagnolo system which uses 45/45 Degree ACB
*Insert ring system which uses 36/45 Degree ACB
Note: FSA provide bearing sizes to suit all of the above

Internal:With cups, & sometimes called ZS or low profile system, this style of headset relies on cups that are pressed
into the headtube. Once the cups are
installed, bearings fit in the cups just like a conventional
headset.

Intellaset:Intellaset is very similar to a conventional headset. Using the correct size headtube, this headset system
offers the styling & look of an integrated headset but with the
reliability & serviceability of a conventional headset.

Replacing bearings:When replacing bearings for integrated & internal headsets you can simply read the code off the

side of the bearing. If the bearing is old & the writing is not ledgeable you may need a headset guide to help provide the
details you need to purchase a replacement bearing.
If you only have the frame and it does not have the bearings or cups you will need to contact the manufacturer or
importer to find out exactly what type of headset will fit. Failing this you will need to use a headset guide.

Using micro spacers:Micro spacers are .25mm thick & fit between the compression ring and the top cover. Inte-

grated headtubes are specificaly machined to accept proprietary bearings. Due to frame manufacturing tolerances, the
vertical height of the bearing pocket can vary resulting in an imperfect fit between the top of the head tube & the
headset top cover. Any number of micro spacers can be used in order to achieve the correct clearance.
Micro spacers are available for 11/8

Headset Bearing Guide

Headset Guide

Perfect for measuring


all internal and
integrated bearings

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Headsets|Internal & Integrated headsets


Internal Headsets
FSA Orbit Z

FSA ZS-4D

RRP $99 FSHS100-1300


*Bearing drops into shell then into steerer
*Uses 36/45 degree Cane creek compatible bearings blue seals. TH873 11/8 & TH373 for 1.
*Stack height 9.8+3.3=13.1
*11/8 (44mm OD)
*Weight 79grms

RRP $65 FSHSZS-4D


*Economical 36/45 degree angular contact
bearings. MR075 11/8.
*Chromoly cups
*Stack height 8.3+5.6=13.9
*For 11/8(44mm OD)
*Weight 90grms

Intergrated Headsets
FSA Orbit CF

CF with 15mm Carbon top


cover, also available with
8.7mm Carbon top cover.

FSA Orbit IS

RRP $140 FSHS120-0425


*With carbon cover
*Campagnolo compatible integrated style
*Bearing fits directly into headtube
*Patented alignment tip for increased durability and performance
*45/45 degree bearings 870s 11/8
*Weight 62grms
*11/8 (41.8mm OD)

RRP $95 FSHS120-0325


*Cane creek compatible integrated style
*Patented alignment tip
*36/45 degree bearing 873 11/8
*Weight 62grms
11/8 (41mm OD)

FSA Orbit CE

FSA Orbit I

RRP $79 FSHS120-0405


*Campagnolo compatible integrated style
*Economical
*Patented alignment tip
*45/45 degree bearing No.8B
*Weight 65grms
*11/8 (41.8mm OD)

RRP $95 FSHS120-0330


*For 45mm O/DHeadtube
*Cane creek compatible integrated style
*Patented alignment tip
*36/36 degree bearing 872 11/8
*Weight 62grms
*11/8 (41.5mm OD)

FSA Impact
RRP $59 FSHS140-0995
*For BMX use / Gyro compatible
*Patented alignment tip
*TH brand 45/45 degree hybrid ACB bearings (yellow
seal)
*7075 alloy crown race
1 1/8 size only (41.8mm OD)
*Weight 88grms ( inc star nut )

Atom lab Intergrated


RRP $65 AL001B
*Cane creek compatible integrated style
*36/45 degree bearing 11/8 (41mm OD)
Fits Atom Lab frames

1.5 & Threadless| Headsets

1.5 Headsets
FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5

FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro 1.5R

RRP $179 FSHS100-0065


*7075 Al cups
*21mm headtube insertion
*Industrial cartridge sealed bearings
*Stainless steel crown race
*Stack height16.5+13.5=30mm
*Black anodized
*For 1.5
*Weight 215grms

RRP $179 FSHS100-0066


*7075 Al cups
*21mm headtube insertion
*Industrial cartridge sealed bearings
*Stainless steel crown race
*Stack height16.5+13.5=30mm
*Black anodized
*For 1.5 head tube and 11/8 Steerer
*Weight 215grms

FSA Orbit Z 1.5 R

FSA The Big Fat Pig 1.5

RRP $119 FSHS100-1312


*Suits frames with a 1.5 headtube, using a
11/8 fork steerer
*36/45 degree bearings blue seals. TH873
11/8.
*Stack height 6.3+ 4.4 =10.7
*For 1.5 OD ID 11/8
*Weight 110grms

FSA Orbit DL 1.5R


RRP $85 FSHS100-1250
*6061/T6 cups
*5/32 ball bearings
*Stack height18.1+11.9=30mm
*Black anodized
*For 1.5 head tube and 11/8 Steerer
*Weight 240grms

RRP $59 FSHS140-1305


*Chromo cups
*21mm headtube insertion
*Oversized ball bearings
*Stainless steel crown race
*Stack height16+13.5=29.5mm
*Black or Silver anodized
*For 1.5
*Weight 240grms

FSA Head Tube Reducer

RRP $45 FSHS160-0150


For the rider that wants to use 11/8 steerer forks
with a 1.5headtube frame.
*Fits into 1.5 steerer *Converts to 11/8 steerer
*Black anodized
*Weight 155grms

Threadless 1 & 11/8 Headsets


FSA Orbit Extreme Pro

Available in 22ml
Deep Cup in black

RRP $179 FSHS100-0050BLK/0055SIL


*Cutting Edge design
*Forged and CNC machined 7075/T6
*Patented alignment tip
*Industrial cartridge sealed bearings
*Stainless steel crown race
*Colours Black or Silver anodized
*Stack height 16.5+13.5=30mm
*Weight-119grams
*11/8 only

FSA The Pig DH Pro

Available in 22ml
Deep Cup in black

RRP $75 FSHS140-2000SIL/2005BLK


RRP $109 FSHS140-2007DEEP CUP
*Forged chromoly lower cup
*6061/T6 upper cups
*Industrial sealed cartridge lower bearing
*36 degree micro angular contact upper bearing
TH872
*Chromoly crown race
*Gyro compatible
*Colours Black or polished silver anodized
*Stack height 15+16=31mm
*Bottom race set available seperately
*Weight-176grams
*11/8 Only

FSA Orbit MX

RRP $119 FSHS100-0505


*Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6
*Patented alignment tip
*36 degree micro angular contact bearings
TH872
*Black or Black !
*Stack height 19+13.4=32.4mm
*Weight-98grams
*11/8 only

FSA The Pig

RRP $39 FSHS140-1000SIL/1005BLK


*Forged chromoly lower cup
*6061/T6 upper cups
*Super Oversized 1/4 lower bearings
*Caged 5/32 ball bearings upper
*Chromoly crown race
*Gyro compatible
*Colours Black or polished silver.
*Stack height 15+16=31mm
*Bottom race set available seperately
*Weight-180grams
*11/8 only

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Headsets | Threadless 1 & 11/8 Headsets


FSA Orbit X

FSA Sky Pilot

FSA Orbit DL

FSA TH-18/18A

FSA TH-28

FSA TH-857

RRP $119 FSHS120-0005 11/8 0025 1


*Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6
aluminium cups
*Patented alignment tip for increased durability and performance
*36 degree micro angular contact bearings
TH872 11/8, TH372 for 1
*Colours Black anodized
*Stack height 18.4+13=31.4mm
*Weight-82 grams
*1 and 11/8

RRP $109 FSHS140-2050BLK/2055SIL


*Forged chromoly lower cup
*6061/T6 upper cups
*Precision tapered roller lower bearing
(not normal style needle bearings)
*36 degree micro angular contact upper
bearing
*Chromoly crown race
*Gyro compatible
*Colours Black or polished silver anodized
*Stack height 15+14=29mm
*Weight-145grams

RRP $49 FSHS140-2250 11/8 2260 1


RRP $59 FSHS100-1205 11/8 1245 1
*Forged 1.2mm thin steel
*Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6
*Micro angular bearings TH872 11/8,
aluminium cups
TH372 1.
*Patented alignment tip for increased durability
*Patented alignment tip for increased
and performance
durability and performance
*5/32Caged ball bearings
*Aluminium 6061/T6 top cover
*Colours Black ,silver,red,blue anodized,powder
*Colours Black anodized
coat red and Yellow
*Stack height 17+12=29mm
Available in Black only *Stack height 12.9+12.6=25.5mm
*Weight-138grams
*Weight-106 grams
*1and 11/8
11/8

RRP $45 FSHS120-4005


The Intellaset combines the serviceability
and reliability of traditional headsets with
the sleek looks of integrated headsets
*Forged sealed cups
*11/8 or 1caged balls
*Aluminium 6061/T6 top cover
*Colours Black anodized
*Stack height 14.2+10.1=24.3mm(11/8)
*Stack height
12.8+9.8=22.6
*Weight-110grams
11/8

FSA TH-872 Mallet


RRP $35 FSHS140-2335
*Forged chromoly lower cup
*12mm deep cup design
*Lower bearings oversized 3/16
*Upper bearings 5/32
*Aluminium 6061/T6 top cover
*Colours Black anodized
*Stack height 14+11.6=25.6mm
*Weight-130grams
*11/8 only

RRP $39 FSHS140-2240


*6061/T6 forged and CNC machined cups
*Bearings 5/32
*Aluminium 6061/T6 top cover
*Colours Black anodized
*Stack height 14+11.8=25.8mm
*Weight-100grams
*11/8 only

FSA TH-855
RRP $25 FSHS140-2210
*Forged steel cups
*Bearings 5/32
*Colours Black anodized
*Stack height 13.7+10.3=24mm
*Weight-125grams
*1 and 11/8

FSA Orbit UF
RRP $79 FSHS100-1140SIL/1145BLK
*Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6
aluminium cups
*Patented alignment tip for increased durability and performance
*Upper cup uses Caged ball bearings and
the lower cup uses sealed needle bearings
*Colours Black or silver anodized
*Stack height 17+15=32mm
*Weight-99 grams
*1 only

Threaded 1 & 11/8 Headsets | Headsets

FSA TH-360

FSA TH-1151W

RRP $19 FSHSTH-1151W27.0


1 x 24T
Semi cartridge bearings
Sealed top locknut
Steel cups
Stack height 23.7 x 11.5 = 35.2

RRP $40 FSHS140-2345


1 x 24T
Caged Ball bearings
Sealed locknut and Crown race
Alloy lower cup
Stack height 23.6 x 11.6 = 35.2

FSA Headset Spacers Alloy


1,118 &1.5

FSA Headset Spacers


Carbon

*Sizes 1 or 11/8
5mm,10mm,20mm
*Carbon spacers include FSA logo

*Alloy spacers available in silver or black


with FSA logo
*Sizes 1 or 11/8
2mm,4mm,5mm,10mm,20mm
*1.5 in 10mm Black only

FSA Micro Spacers 11/8

Fits between the compression ring and top cover.


If frames have not been machined properly micro
spacers will create the nesseccary clearance
.25mm thick

FSA Compressor Pro

RRP $55 FS160-3012


*Made for carbon steerers
*Carbon fibre top cap with FSA logo
*For 11/8

FSA TH-476

RRP $10
*Hollow BMX assembly
*Black anodized with FSA
logo
*Hollow chromoly bolt
*11/8

FSA Compressor

RRP $29 FS160-3010 11/8 3000 1


*Made for carbon steerers
*Black anodized with
FSAlogo
*1 or 11/8

FSA Super Star

RRP $25
*Carbon fibre top cap
*7075/T6 Gold anodized centre
bolt
*Stainless steel star fangled nut
11/8

FSA TH-875 & TH-375


RRP $10
*Standard star nut set up
*Alloy top cap
*Available in silver or black
*1 ,11/8 or 1.5

FSA TH-875C-1

TBA
*Standard star nut set
up
*Carbon top cap
*11/8

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