On the whole, bike headsets are very hardy so won’t need replacing too often. However, over time they can rust or degrade - particularly if exposed to a lot of moisture. Keep an eye on your headset and replace when necessary.
Bike headsets are used to create flexibility between the bike fork and tube on the frame. They’re essential for all bikes, but particularly mountain bikes where extra pressure is exerted on the frame.
We have a wide range of headsets, including those suitable for mountain bikes, in different materials. These include steel and steel combinations, such aluminium and steel, or steel and polyamide. If you’re not sure how to install your new headset, visit our bike experts in store. We’d be happy to help!