Nuke Proof Warhead DC Headset

Jun 30, 2009
by Sam Dueck  
The Nuke Proof Warhead DC (Deep Cup) headset is build to take a beating and keep you turning smoothly for years to come. The Deep Cups go 21mm into your head tube, making HT flaring next to impossible. We set this up on Sam's dirt jumper as we know that he's going to front wheel case something while doing a flip whip or 50/50 a landing on a 360 T-whip. Yep Sam is our go to guy when it comes to seeing how something will last in an abusive environment.

Check out more pics, videos and details inside,

The new Warhead DC headset from Nuke proof combines maximum performance with minimal maintenance to create a headset that you can fit and forget. This headset is a great choice for those that Downhill, Dirt jump, and All Mountain ride as hard as they can. With an amazing smooth rotation, and a perfect fit, the upper and lower cups of the Warhead headset are precision machined out of 7075-T6 aluminum to have a tight fit between the headset and frame. The headset is guaranteed to be smooth, it has an awesome feel, it has high quality stainless steal angular contact bearings that provide a silky smooth operation, and the labyrinth seal will keep away the build up of water, mud, and dust to keep the headset working great and still needing minimal maintenance. The headset also features a 21mm insertion depth to help minimize high stress loads from long travel DH and All-Mountain forks.

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Features:
• Precision CNC machined 7075-T6 aluminum construction
• High quality sealed angular contact bearings
• Labyrinth sealed
• Intended use: DH, 4X, Dirt Jumping & All-Mountain
• Size: 1 1/8”
• Insertion depth: 21mm
• Upper stack height: 16.2mm
• Lower stack height: 11.3mm
• Total stack height: 27.5mm
• Stainless steel crown race
• Includes star nut and top cap
• Weight: 170g




Enough tech manual mumbo jumbo, you're reading this to learn how it rides and holds up to abuse. And abuse is what I have given it!

Straight from my first ride with the new Warhead head set until now the smoothness of the sealed bearings has remained amazing. The headset has encountered, snow, rain, mud, Kamloop's dirt and more than a life time of crashes and yet it still is holding strong. I'll be installing this on my slopestyle bike once school is out and I can head to the ski hills a lot more, so I'll do my best to keep you updated to how it holds up to lift access riding after all the DJ sessions it's faced so far.

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Check out Nukeproof's website to learn more about all their components.


27 Comments

  • + 3
 unfortunately this is just another AD on pinkbike, if it was really a "review" they might have mentioned some disadvantages like its weight and how some frames will not be compatible with it because of butting in the head tube.
  • + 3
 This was Sam's first article and I think he did well. The things you listed are all very valid, but were not issues that he/we ran into due to the type of bike that it was installed on. Every bike part has pluses and minuses to it, but in this case of the Nuke Proof Headset and it's deep cups. Well let's just say that it'll outlast his frames in the coming years on account of his learning curve.
  • + 1
 I in no way mean to disrespect sam, the product or his writing, is definitely not bad, I just appreciate hearing something else then what you would hear from the manufacture, unless it is truly as good as they say. It seems really hard to find an article that honestly says what should be said about a product
  • + 2
 Ordered some Nuke Proof hubs yesterday, sounds like their good quality parts from this review so im sure ill be very pleased Big Grin
  • + 1
 they should have tested it on more than some DJs... i would have done some FR and DH to really test it. it looks kinda lame too, with the yellow and the top cap
  • + 1
 I have one of those...it's a good looking headset but mine has some play since day one...and all my buddies dig the cap, I think it's cheesy
  • + 1
 who sells nuke proff in kamloops or do i have to order it from there web site?
  • + 1
 probably web
  • + 1
 So how long have these headsets been out? The review was sort of advertisement-flavored.
  • + 1
 those are sickk where can i buy em?
  • + 1
 www.bikebasement.ca will be carrying Nuke Proof soon.
  • + 1
 i need one of these badly i have flared about 5 frames
  • + 1
 BTW, without starnut, cap and bolt, weights 147g
  • + 2
 How MUCH IS IT
  • + 2
 sweet article, Sam!
  • + 2
 yeah sweet article, those headsets look so sick
  • + 6
 cool looking headset and a wicked top cap. Although the top cap would look a way better if the bolt was yellow too. That way it would look exactly like the nuclear symbol! Big Grin
  • + 2
 could always paint it Smile
  • + 1
 Who distributes these goodies in the states? Yum.
  • + 1
 You can get Nuke Proof through ChainReactionCycles.com.
  • + 1
 i just want that top cap!
  • + 1
 there so cool!! i need one so badly
  • + 1
 sick
  • + 1
 looks nice
  • + 1
 solid parts !
  • + 0
 good job sam that was an amazing artical
  • + 0
 in need of a new headset thing i might just get on of thses (:

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