Headset & Bearings

Check out write-ups and videos to help you keep your headset and bearing dialed in.

Headset Adjustment – BikeCo Tips & Tricks

 This BikeCo Tips & Tricks video illustrates how to adjust a MTB Headset. OK, disclaimer time. Headsets are critical to your safety. If you aren’t sure of your mechanical aptitude find a professional resource. MTB Headset Adjustment A loose headset may damage or destroy the fork steerer or headtube. Riding a loose headset is extremely detrimental to bearing lifespan. If you suspect a loose headset feel for a “clunk”, “knock” or “click” in the front end of the bike. Pull the front brake and [...]


MTB Headset Adjustment Video

MTB Headset Adjustment Video – BikeCo’s Tips In Sixty Explains MTB Headset Adjustment. Looking for more? Watch Joe Binatena go through a headset adjustment more thoroughly in the video below.     Not 100% clear? Check out a longer video with BikeCo owner Joe Binatena:     A loose headset is extremely hard on the bearings as well as a bike’s head tube. What To Look For Holding the front brake rock the bike fore and aft. Turn the wheel 90 degrees and rock the bike If you [...]


How to Open Chris King Bearings for Service Video

How To Open Chris King Bearings for Service Video. Pro Tips by BikeCo’s Joe Binatena.     BikeCo’s Joe Binatena shows you how to open a Chris King bearing for cleaning as well as re-greasing as needed. The unmatched quality of King Components means that with occasional service your King headset, hubs and bottom bracket can outlast several builds! These techniques work for King Bearings in bottom brackets, headsets and hubs. If you frequently service King components there is a quick injection tool as [...]