Unsealed headsets

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4/14/2020 7:07 AM

Just a question on unsealed headsets,
my bmx has an unsealed headset, is it bad thing to have for someone who rides park and street?
is there much difference between these and integrated headsets?


4/14/2020 9:35 AM

I have both sealed and unsealed..the major difference (IMHO) is in regards to maintenance. Similar to why I own tarantulas and not snakes. Tarantulas are extremely low maintenance. While snakes you have to worry about temperatures, etc. 


4/14/2020 10:26 AM

Unsealed bearings will require you to pay more attention to the maintenance of you bike as they allow moisture intrusion (bad for metal bearings) and sealed integrated protect better against that. Unless your in a very wet environment or plan on going to swamp fest, you should be fine with what you have.


4/14/2020 12:08 PM

Not “bad” necessarily, but a sealed headset is preferable.


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4/14/2020 12:10 PM

you'll be fine


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