Interbike 2011: VP Components introduces adjustable angle headset

It was easy to miss if you we’re looking for it. VP Components is showing off an adjustable angle headset that can be adjusted on the trail with 4mm Allen key in about two minutes. Unlike Cane Creek’s Angleset, which uses gimbals to adjust the orientation of the steerer tube in the head tube, VP’s adjustable angle headset uses conical bearings to change a bike’s head angle by +/- 1.5 degrees.

It is compatible with 1 1/8” straight and 1 1/8” to 1.5” tapered steers. The headset will only work with 1.5” headtubes, limiting it to longer-travel applications.

To adjust the angle, the rider loosens two 4mm Allen bolts holding the conical bearings in place, loosens the bolts on the stem and top cap, then move the ring on top of the headset that changes the head angle in increments of half a degree.

Pricing is yet to be determined but will be competitive with other high-end headsets. Production models are expected to be available in January. 

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