Nukeproof Launches New Headsets With Titanium Coated Races

Oct 18, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

Nukeproof has announced a new range of Titanium headsets and bearings.

The upgraded products will feature Titanium coated races and stainless steel balls. The bearings have been designed for use in the hardest conditions and can survive temperatures up to 600 ℃ and will not easily corrode. To back up these claims Nukeproof will back the new Ti headsets with a 5-year warranty.

Top Cup Options

Black EX34-28.6 - T1 1.1/8" Top Cap, bolt & star nut included

Black EX34-28.6 - T1 1.1/8" Top Cap, bolt & star nut included

Black ZS49-28.6 - T3 1.1/8" Top Cap, bolt & star nut included
Headtube Internal Diameter

34mm



44mm



49mm
Steerer


1 1/8"



1 1/8"



1 1/8"
Weight


73g



70g



85g





Bottom Cup Options


Black 1.1/8" EX34-30 - B1

Black 1.1/8" EX44-30 - B5

Black 1.5" EX49-40 - B7

Black 1.5" ZS56-40 - B8
Headtube Internal Diameter

34mm


44mm


49mm

56mm
Steerer


1 1/8"


1 1/8"


1.5"

1.5"
Weight


37g


58g


74g

55g





Bearing only options

1 1/8” Bearing – 18g
1.5” Bearing – 31g



They will be sold in separate bottom and top cups (SRP: £29.99 each), and as bearing only (SRP:£19.99) options.

Read the full press release below.



PRESS RELEASE: Nukeproof

For most riders the humble headset is a fit and forget item. It may get some love on the yearly service, the odd dab of grease or the luxury of new bearings on the annual service. Nukeproof Headsets have been around for several years now and we’re pleased to launch a new range of upgraded headset’s and bearings which use the titanium coated races with stainless steel balls.

Scientific bit:

The titanium coating is applied using “Physical Vapour Deposition” which means that the material is vaporised in a vacuum environment and then deposited on the bearing races as a composition coating. This process allows the structure, density and stoichiometry of the coating to be controlled allowing the exact attributes in our design brief to be achieved. The coating is 0.000118” thick and has a molecular bond to the bearing races so it won’t wear off or corrode. The bearing is ABEC 5 certified which means that it has passed tests which include ID and OD tolerance’s, roundness of ball, trueness of faces & surfaces as well as noise testing at high RPM making it the perfect bearing for use in a headset.

These bearings have been designed for use in the harshest conditions, designed to withstand temperatures up to 600 ℃, are highly inert and do not oxidize (Therefore will not corrode easily).

The Nukeproof test team have put them through various extreme tests so we are 100% confident in their performance. So confident that Nukeproof will back the new Ti headsets with a 5-year warranty.

Sold in separate bottom and top cups (SRP: £29.99 each), plus as bearing only (SRP:£19.99) options

In laymen’s terms, they perform well and last for ages- what more do you need?



2 Comments

  • 4 0
 'noise testing at high RPM making it the perfect bearing for use in a headset.'
'designed to withstand temperatures up to 600 ℃'

Are those good tests for headset bearings? Bearings that don't spin and are only between -40 and 50 degrees?
  • 1 0
 Exactly what I was thinking.

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