Scooter Headset.. What Is It?
Headset on a scooter is installed into the headtube of the scooter deck and It's responsible for smooth rotation of the fork. Having a good headset is extremely important as it makes tricks such as bar spins much smoother and easier to do.
Majority of scooter headset come at 1 1/8 Inches in size. This measurement represents the diameter of the headset. Scooter headsets can either come as integrated or non-integrated. It is important to know the difference between the two types in order to choose one that fits your fork.
Types of Headsets: Integrated Vs Non-Integrated
There are two types of headsets.. Integrated and non-integrated. The headtube of your scooter deck will determine which headset you will have to go with..
The integrated headsets come with already built-in top & bottom cups are integrated into the headtube. Integrated scooter headsets are becoming standard on most of the models as they are easy to install.
Non-integrated headsets on the other hand are less popular nowadays but are still relatively strong. These headsets tend to be a little harder to install and require certain tools to do so. Some of the non-integrated headsets come threaded which are only compatible with threaded forks?
Headset Bearings and Spacers
In order for the headset to work properly, you will need two bearings that allow your fork to spin smoothly. All scooter headset come with bearings in the package and are usually the deal breaker when it comes down to choosing the right headset.
Within the package of your headset, you will find top cap, a C-Ring and at depending on the model, you will receive some spacers on top of that.