FSA ORBIT XL II 2005

FSA  ORBIT XL II  2005


6 Reviews

Brand: FSA
Category: Headsets

Description: Forged and CNC machined 6061/T6 aluminum cups | | Patented alignment tip for increased durability and performance | | TH Brand 36 degree Angular Contact sealed bearings | | Split 7075 aluminum crown race | | Laser etched aluminum top cap | | Stack Height - 13.8+13.7=27.5mm | | Black or Silver anodized finish | | 1 1/8" size only | | Weight - 101 grams

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Regular Reviewer

" smooth and value for $ "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 15th Feb 2009 from Singapore

The Review
Smooth and reliable. grease it often to maintain its smoothness. however it juz died on me suddenly after almost 1 year. gave out aloud cracking sound everytime i brake though after inspecting no visible damages. maybe its time to retire the fella anyway. give reason to get a new one.

Strengths
ultra smooth
can take quite a beating too
pretty light

Weaknesses
none except it's black in colour, dull

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
Juz a simple bike

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Regular Reviewer

" Very good! Smooooooth.. "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 20th Jun 2008 from West Singapore

The Review
Get it, imo it's on parr with those high end headsets like ck or hope. Looks good. Beefy, makes u feel confident. Cheap too!! I like how to bottom plate goes into the steerer tube. Just slot it in without any tools!
GET IT!!!!!!!!

Strengths
Buttery smooth
Dont know whether previous owner got thrash bike anot but its damn smooth.
Looks good.
Beefy.
Cheap. Got it 2nd hand even cheaper

Weaknesses
I dunno have yet to find.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Poseur bike

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Regular Reviewer

" Good "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 11th Apr 2008 from Eastside, Siglap Singapore

The Review
Good stuff, buy it.

Strengths
Good price, light, smooth turning, strong and reliable.

Weaknesses
None at the moment.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
See my bike profile.

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Senior Reviewer

" Try it!!!! "


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Reviewed on: 24th Sep 2005 from Singapore

The Review
these headset comes in many colours...they are extremely smooth and are really nice looking headsets...the headset is also rather affordable so you guys out there can give it a thought and give this headset a try

Strengths
smooth
comes in many colours
strong
price

Weaknesses
none

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
kona kikapu /fox float rear shock /manitou black super(90-120mm) coil /hayes hfx 9 (carbon version) /mavic 317 disc (yellow annodised) /racing ralph tires /ck rear iso disc hub /xt front hub /xt hollow tech II crankset /xt front d /xt rear d /deore shifters /fizik gobi saddle /truvativ handle bar /easton EA-70 stem /cane creek oem headset/FSA Orbit XL II /lizard skin chainstay guards /north shore grips /zefal anodised valve caps

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Senior Reviewer

" Where is my headset "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 20th Jul 2005 from bukit panjang Singapore

The Review
Greasing is easy as it is sealed bearing, fit and on check it often, able to hold up some jumps and it blends in well wit a black crown fork..

Strengths
Smooth and sleek, kinda light, no problems of turning at all.

Weaknesses
none except for grease it every 6 mths..

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
2 wheels, 1 frame and the normal parts everybody have

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Old Salt Reviewer

" Smooth "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 6th May 2005 from Singapore

The Review
These are all the new technology stuff that's being sold these days. Used to have to change the headset bearings every six months to keep that nice tight smooth feel (when using a rigid fork, hopping about), but FSA Orbit seems to be the solution. I just needed a moderately priced sealed bearing replacement and these do the job nicely. Wow impressed, because I was getting them to replace my Chris King, and they didn't let me down.

Strengths
Looks simple, holds up quite well to jumping about. Still feels smooth after all this time.

Weaknesses
Doesn't have any that I noticed so far.

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Forgot all of it.

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