Need to spin your handlebars a full 360º and still have hydraulic rear disc brakes? The new Trickstuff spinner headset will do just that, as soon as this V.3 edition has all its seals worked out. The tricky part is having seals that are tight enough to keep the hydraulic brake fluid in, but still let the bar spin freely.
This prototype worked, but the friction when spinning the bars around was a little more than they’d like. It did spin all the way around, and quickly enough to probably get a simple trick off, but there’s room for improvement.
The part works by feeding the hose into the top section and letting the fluid enter the body through one port. That port sends fluid into the middle section, which is carved out all the way around. Fluid then exits another port and into the hose leading to the rear brake. Stay tuned for progress on this, and check back in a couple weeks as we visit their Eurobike booth for more new goodies.