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The pro scooter headset is small but essential
A pro scooter headset is an essential part of a scooter build. A headset is installed into the headtube of the scooter deck and makes sure that the fork rotates properly.
Pro scooter headsets come in different forms and quality. The two most popular types are non-integrated and integrated headsets.
Non-integrated headsets only work with a standard deck. In order to install a non-integrated headset, the bottom and top cap are pressed into the deck - tools are required.
Integrated scooter headsets only work with integrated decks, and it is very easy to install an integrated headset, since the bottom and top cap are already integrated into the headtube.
What is Integrated headset and a non-integrated headset
Lets start off with what an integrated headset is. Like any scooter headset, an integrated headset has a bottom and a top cup, the difference is that these are integrated into the scooters headtube.
This also means that you don't need tools to install an integrated headset. But keep in mind that this type of scooter headset only fit integrated scooter decks.
On a Non-integrated headset, the top and bottom cups are pressed into the headset by using different tools.
Threatless vs. threads
Pro scooter headsets either come with threads or in a threadless design. If you are riding a headset with threads you’ll need a threaded fork. On the other hand, if you are riding a headset with a threadless design you’ll need a fork with a threadless design. If you are riding with a threadless design you’ll need a compression system for your custom build. (SkatePro recommends threadless designed headsets)
Besides the two different types of scooter headsets, there are also two different types of quality, unsealed and sealed bearings.
Unsealed bearings are more likely to get dirt in it, making the scooter harder to handle and spin. A sealed bearing is a bit more expensive but also higher quality and they’ll last much longer.
A pro scooter headset is a precise piece of equipment and its parts should fit together perfectly. If you are feeling insecure about your next headset or have a question regarding, feel free to give us a call.