Hope Pick'n'Mix MTB Headset - Black (Lower Cup)
Integrated, integral, reducers, dimensions and types all contribute to confusing the situation with headset standards. Don't panic! Hope has now made top and bottom cups available separately allowing their headsets to fit almost any frame and fork combination.
The first thing to remember when choosing the right headset cups is that you need accurate dimensions if you are at all unsure of what type you need. The second point to remember is that unfortunately there is no real 'standard' - OK, there is the dimension 1 1/8", which covers the majority of headsets now, but as far as Integral, integrated etc... these are simply terms used by different manufacturers to determine what they consider that style to be. Measure, check and measure again!
One thing that is common throughout the range is the quality of materials used to manufacture the headsets in the Barnoldswick Factory. The CNC machined headsets come with sealed stainless steel bearings. Sealing is achieved through an adjustable taper ring cover and integrated rubber seal. The bearings also incorporate their own sealing, and being made from stainless steel resist corrosion. The cups, taper ring and crown race (which is split for easy installation and removal) are all CNC machined aluminium. The Hope headset can be used for all kinds of biking, it is strong enough for downhill and light enough for cross country or road biking.
The following options are available:
HSC1 - EC34/28,6 - traditional 1 1/8" cup - headtube bore 34 mm.
HSC2 - ZS44/28,6 - integral 1 1/8" cup - headtube bore 44 mm.
HSC3 - IS41/28,6 - integrated 1 1/8" - headtube bore 41 mm.
HSC4 - ZS49/28,6 - 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" stepdown cup - headtube bore 49.57mm.
HSC5 - ZS56/38,1 - 1 1/2" integral cup - headtube bore 56 mm.
HSC6 - EC49/38,1 - traditional 1 1/2" cup - headtube bore 49.57mm.
HSCA - EC34/30 - traditional 1 1/8" cup - headtube bore 34 mm.
HSCB - ZS44/30 - integral 1 1/8" cup - headtube bore 44 mm.
HSCC - IS41/30 - integrated 1 1/8" - headtube bore 41 mm.
HSCD - ZS49/30 - 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" stepdown cup - headtube bore 49.57mm.
HSCE - ZS56/40 - 1 1/2" integral cup - headtube bore 56 mm.
HSCF - EC49/40 - traditional 1 1/2" cup - headtube bore 49.57mm.
HSCG - ZS55/40 - integral 1 1/2" cup - headtube bore 55 mm.
HSCH - EC44/40 - traditional 1 1/2" cup - headtube bore 44 mm.