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FSA EasyHeadset online fit finder prevents standards confusion

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There are so many ‘standards’ on bikes these days it can be difficult to keep them straight, whether you work in a bike shop or just have a couple of bikes at home. FSA is trying to add a little clarity to the headset market with a simple online fit tool, designed to ensure you end up with the right replacement headset for your bike. Just enter your dimensions and get paired with the right solution to get you rolling again…

EasyHeadset is just a basic tool with a simple pull down menu of possible measurements, and is of course directly tied to product codes from FSA’s own catalog of offerings. They have more than 50 different headsets, second only to their number of bottom brackets for the volume of unique SKUs. But when you look at how complicated the many options really are, for example via Park Tool’s headset standards article (it takes 11 sections to explain it!), maybe the simple FSA approach is a step in the right direction.

To find your correct headset you are going to have to pull out a set of dial calipers and get pretty precise. Tiny differences can sway the result here, so measure twice, cut once be careful. While there is room for error, we have faith in you. FSA gives a little instruction on how to get the measurements in the video above, but if you have any doubts in your own capabilities, surely a friend or a local shop will be happy to help.

Pick your measured dimensions from the pull down menu options, and you are given a description of the possible headsets that will fit, and a link to FSA products that will fit if you are so inclined.

FSAEasyHeadset.com

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Seraph
Seraph
6 years ago

I loved this when it was the Cane Creek Headset Fit Finder.

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown
6 years ago

Um Cane Creek has a headset finder tool, its been online for years, updated with relative frequency and works amazingly well. Just saying.

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
6 years ago

FS-Oy always takes the road completely paved before they do anything. The market or idea has to be mature before they think about sticking their neck out. Funny thing is, back in the day FSA was the first to do 100% compact bars and compact cranksets across their line as other dabbled in it. They were the first to embrace carbon cranksets, bars, post across their entire line before it was cool. Now they seem too conservative and follow others. Guess that’s how OEM works w/ very little after market. Don’t get me started on their top 3 vote for worst customer service/warranty staff.

edge
edge
6 years ago

the “right” way to measure the outside diameter in this video is also wrong. The caliper should be parallel to the tube not perpendicular.

Dockboy
Dockboy
6 years ago

Why are they measuring the OD of the head tube?

BOB
BOB
6 years ago
Reply to  Dockboy

My thoughts exactly – The OD of the headtube is not relevant to the size of the headcup inside it!

For example, Scott bikes us a 55mm cup but he headtube OD will be the same or thereabouts to a frame using a 56mm cup.

It depends on material and design too – A steel frames headtube OD will be smaller than a carbon frame, some also have non-round OD headtubes.

This is a great way to get a completely incorrect headset for your frame.

Darryl Duck
6 years ago

Why would you say to use a dial caliper when a standard cheap as chips vernier will get you an order of magnitude more accurate than required?
Hell, even a $2 plastic one is good enough.

jpantz
6 years ago

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Not sure if you can still buy them, but Cane Creek also developed the Gary Gauge tool. Inexpensive and super-easy to use. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLRc6fFqytM)

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