Wolf Tooth Components now has two options when it comes to headsets. Though technically, only one of them is new. Back in 2018, WTC introduced us to their new line of impeccably made headsets, aptly named the Precision Headset. Now that same exact Precision Headset gets a new name – the Premium Headset. Why the shift? Because that headset is now joined by their Performance headset as well for two different price point options.
So what’s the difference? It all comes down to the construction of the bearing itself. Premium Headsets will use a stainless steel Enduro bearing, while Performance Headsets will use a black oxide coated steel Enduro bearing. Performance Headsets also only sell in one stack height for the headset upper cover, and carry a one year warranty vs. a lifetime warranty for the Premium models.
Otherwise, the headsets use the same 6061 aluminum components and offer the same sealing at the crown race and inside and outside of the top cap.
Each headset is offered in nine different colors, eight of which are anodized along with the Nickel Plated version.
Sold in separate upper and lower halves to accommodate frames that mix standards, options are available for external cup, IS intetraged, and Zero Stack standards and in the most common sizes. Pricing for Performance Headsets will range from $19.95 – $34.95 for the lowers and $39.95-$44.95 for the uppers. The Premium headsets fall in the range of $39.95-$54.95 for the lowers and $59.95-$64.95 for the uppers.