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Headset Bearings


If you’re looking for headset bearings, you’ve come to the right place, at Aire Velo we’re specialists when it comes to headset bearings. We’ve been providing a range to our customers across the UK and when it comes to finding a supplier who provides quality products for your bike, we have you covered. By choosing Aire Velo, we’ll ensure that you receive a range of quality bearings for your bike which will also ensure a top performance. For more information on our head et bearing services, contact  our team today.

For top of the range headset bearings at Aire Velo we’ll ensure that we only offer top of the range products, our bearings are suitable for use with a number of bikes so no matter what your needs, we can help, for more information call Aire Velo today.


Our range of headset bearings covers the majority of bikes and headsets available on the market today, including Canyon, Giant, FSA (Full Speed Ahead), Hope, Cane Creek and a number of well-known headset manufacturers. We have a wide range of headset bearing sizes, 1 1/8 and 1 1/2 being the most popular, with a variety of other sizes to choose from to suit your needs. If you need help finding the right headset bearing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Why Headset Bearings?

Whilst headset bearings tend to come across to you as ‘just’ a pair of bearings and some things that screw together, however thinking that is really undervaluing an essential part of your bike.

  • The headset includes a large set of bearings which will allow your fork steerer to rotate inside the frames’ head tube.

  • Every movement you make with your upper body moves into the bike through the headset.

  • Most modern bikes feature a thread less headset, this can be integrated internally and externally.



Headset bearings are available with various angle chamfers and usually come either as a 45/45 or 36/45. We have a variety of headset bearing sizes available (1 1/8 and 1 1/2 are the most popular), although the actual bearing dimensions are metric which can confuse some people.

There can be one headset bearing which has the same inner dimensions as another with the same outer dimensions, with up to 3 or 4 different heights available in some instances. Quite often it can be difficult to know which bearing you need so it’s important to do your research first. If you need help finding the right headset bearing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A quick visit to our explanation page and you will be able to view the guide we have created to help you identify the bearing you need or currently have.


Aire Velo Bearings is your one stop shop for all things related to bike bearings, including headset, pedal, stainless steel, full ceramic, hybrid ceramic and max complement. We have a range of BMX headset bearings available too, suitable for those of you looking to repair/improve the headset on your BMX bike.

Your bikes headset is a key component. The bearings within the headset are the parts that allow your handlebars turn freely, so it’s important to look after them. It’s extremely important that you choose the right headset to suit the frame of your bike and equally important to choose the right bearing(s) for your bicycles headset.

Whether you are looking for a steel headset bearing, FSA headset bearing, Cane Creek headset bearing or something slightly different, Aire Velo Bearings can help you along the way. As specialist headset bearing suppliers, we have a great understanding when it comes to the different options available and how to go about choosing the right one. We can advise on the best products to suit mountain bikes and road bikes alike.

We’d encourage anyone looking for integrated head set bearings or 1 1/8 bearings specifically to get in touch. We’re confident you’ll find the bicycle bearing you need online via the Aire Velo online store.


Please note: Our headset bearings are also available in hybrid ceramic, although we only supply the most popular sizes currently. We also offer loose balls in steel, stainless steel and ceramic (Si3N4), which can be found here.


The team at Aire Velo are the UK’s largest provider of headset bearings with a large range of related bike bearings for your wheels and bike needs. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, from wheels, hubs, bottom, brackets, suspension swing arms, headsets and pedals, at Aire Velo our team have everything you need.

Having been providing industrial bearing sets for a number of years, 30 years nationally and internationally, you can rest assured that our professionals have the required knowledge on bike related bearings as well as a team of experts and bike enthusiasts. At Aire Velo we specialise in offering a range of headset bearings in standard steel, stainless steel and hybrid ceramic.


Can I replace my headsets bearings without replacing the entire headset?

In most cases yes, especially if your headset uses sealed cartridge bearings. The first step to finding out if your bearings can be replaced is by identifying the model of the headset. Some types of headsets won’t accept replacement bearings.

How do I know which type of headset bearing I need?

Compare the two cartridge bearings and you will notice the differences in the length of the angled and straight sections. These bearings are available in a number of configurations, so hang on to your originals to ensure you can always get a good match for your bearings.

Do you offer different sized headset bearings?

Yes! We offer a great range of headset bearings, which are available in a range of sizes. Most of our bearings are compatible with some of the leading and most popular brands.

When should I change my bike bearings?

Bearings are vital when considering your bike’s wheels, headset and bottom bracket, this is because they prevent them from becoming worn and corroded as well as making sure that your bicycle is running exactly as it should. It’s also important to consider checking your bearings because if you don’t, you’re at risk of creating future problems which could happen at the worst times. For more information on bike bearings and replacements, give our professionals a call today.

Should I be servicing my wheel bearings?

If your bike wheels are rough when you spin them around, this usually means it’s time to service them. Problems tend to occur from wear and tear in the bearings through ingress of water, dirt and grime. Wheel bearings may also wear out over time, this can also introduce play to the hub making the wheel rock side to side on its axle. Through servicing your bike you can trust that it will be in good working order and will also perform to its maximum capacity.

Why do I need good headset bearings?

The latest technology in bike engineering now means that you can enjoy the smoothest handlebar action and ride, this is all through high quality headsets. At Aire Velo we’re experts and have one of the widest selections of headset bearings available across the UK. Upgrading your headset bearings is an investment and you won’t regret it, you will instantly notice the difference it makes to your ride.