The Aire Velo Bearings professionals are renowned for being the UK’s leading stockist of headset bearings, providing a range of products and services to UK residents. This includes headset bearings sets containing upper and lower bearings, bottom bearings, and bearings for head tubes. Our team has years of expertise and will supply you with specialised loose ball bearings that will suit all of your needs. Should you be in need of headset bearings, make sure that you call on the team at Aire Velo Bearings! We have always got you covered.
Our experts provide everything that you may need and we have been providing our bearings kits for a number of years across the UK and worldwide. You can always trust that you are in the best place with Aire Velo Bearings, we are a team of experts who will always be on hand to help and answer any questions you have. The Aire Velo Bearings team are the experts to call on when in need of headset bearings, not only will we meet your bearings requirements, we aim to exceed them, get in touch with our professionals today
Our headset bearing sizes come in a wide selection and are of the highest quality, whatever your needs. The headset bearings that we supply will make sure that you ride faster and will also help you to save your energy. This is great, especially when it comes to those times where you need it most. The headset bearing kits that we stock are vital when it comes to your bike and will support an enjoyable ride. What’s more is that our bearings also come from top quality materials and are durable, so they will be less likely to break down and are also resistant to corrosion.
Headset bearings are essential for your bike and will help it run both effectively and efficiently, the Aire Velo Bearings team stock parts that will keep your bike in top condition. You’re always bound to find exactly what you need with our team, our headset bearings also cover many applications. Should you need any information regarding the headset bearings sets that we offer as well as information on types and sizes, please get in touch today. We specialise in headset bearings and offer them to customers across the UK. You can also check out the blog here.
What is a Headset Bearing?
Headset bearings can be overlooked on bikes, but they actually provide a very important function, they will be constantly used every day and they involve the part that permits you to steer the bike as well as holding the fork into place.
The headset bearing in the interface between the fork and the bike frame, by holding it in place securely, allows the bike to be rotated and steered. Whilst the interface needs lateral stiffness, this is so it can cope with a range of riding loads, such as cornering, braking and potholes, it will also need to be rotationally loose for steering. Correctly maintained bearing are essential to any successful cycling trip.
When you are looking for replacement headset bearings we have you covered. Bicycle headset bearings are essential when it comes to the performance and safety of your bike, over time the bearings and the bearings cups they sit in can become worn, to ensure your bike is performing as it should be, when this happens you should be looking for replacement bearings. Whether you are looking to replace worn bearings or loose bearings, with our wide range of bearings from different industry leading brands and in different sizes, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. One of the popular bicycle brands we supply is Specialized! Check out our frame bearing kits for Specialized Enduro now if you're in the market!
At Aire Velo Bearings the headset bearings we stock come in different types and sizes, they are everything that you will need in order to meet your requirements. We are known for being a leading supplier of headset bearings and we can offer you a large selection of bearings in a range of types and sizes, as well as providing bearing assembly. We stock and supply a full selection of bearings that are available online, what’s more is, when you choose Aire Velo Bearings, you can trust that you are in the right hands as we are knowledgeable experts. All of the headset bearings we stock are top quality, they will also make sure that your bike performs well.
Bearings may only be small but they are essential and will make sure that your bike rides smoothly. At Aire Velo Bearings our team has over 30 years of experience when it comes to providing headset bearings, for more information on the products that we stock, please get in touch with our professionals today. The Aire Velo Bearings team are known for being one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of headset bearings and as specialists we stock a large range of bearings that will be suitable for all of your bike bearing requirements. We can also provide more information and ahelpful guide on changing your bike bearings.
How to Install Headset Bearings?
Headset bearings will be worked hard, this is because they will get used by everything, some headset bearings may have seen better days and with this in mind it's important to replace and install new headset cups and bearings, this will mean that you don’t experience any problems.
Headset bearings aren’t too complicated to install and most bike riders can do it themselves, we have a number of blogs and guides available which will explain the headset bearing in more detail, as well as how to install a new one or a replacement.
Headset Bearing Sizes
Headset bearings are available in a variety of sizes, with various angle chambers. If you aren’t sure what size you require, the sure fire way to identify the size of your headset bearings is with the metric measurements. In the bike industry, 1.⅛, 1.½ etc refer to the fork steerer and cannot be used to identify a headset bearing. Using a vermeer calliper will help you to accurately measure the bearings internal, external and height dimensions, ensuring you are able to buy the right size headset bearing.
If you aren’t sure what you are looking for, the team at Aire Velo Bearings can supply a tool for checking what the chamfer angles are on the headset. Should you require more information Aire Velo Bearings have got you covered on headset bearings and sizes, be sure to visit our explanation page and view the guide we have created, this should help you to identify the bearings you currently have, and what replacement bearings are available.
Headset Bearings Size Chart
The team at Aire Velo Bearings are the UK’s largest provider of headset bearings and we stock a large range of headset bearings in different sizes. When you choose Aire Velo for your Headset Bearings, we’ll ensure that your wheels and bike needs are met to the highest standards. Whatever it is that you require, at Aire Velo Bearings our professional team has everything you need.
Having been providing headset bearings in different sizes for a number of years, 30 years to be precise, you can rest assured that you're in the best hands. With our specialist team we have all of the necessary knowledge needed to stock all headset bike bearings as well as having a team of experts and bike enthusiasts who can always be on hand. At Aire Velo Bearings we specialise in providing a range of headset bearings that not only meet your needs, but will exceed them.
What size are my headset bearings?
When it comes to headset bearings, there is a standard type and size, this tends to be 1 inch, 1 ⅛ inch and 1.25 inch, as well as 1.5 inch steerers. You may decide that you need 1 inch threadless steerers and these tend to be quite common. For more information on the sizes of headset bearings and what size you may need, take a look at ourhelpful guide on headset bearings.
Types of Headset
There’s a wide range of headset bearings available, and here at Aire Velo Bearings we are proud to be able to offer customers throughout the UK bearings from industry leading manufacturers. The different types and styles of headset bearings that we have available for customers are:
Conventional Threaded Headset
Threaded headsets bearings were once the most popular form of headset, and are often found on older bikes. With a threaded headset, external threads are on top of the fork steerer column and bearing cups are pressed into the frame. When it comes to sizing, threaded headsets come in standard sizes; 1 - ⅛“ and 1 -¼”. The size of the threaded headset will depend on the outer diameter of the steering column. Threadless headsets bearings are different to threaded headsets where the headsets sit inside bearing cups, and either sealed cartridge bearings or balls sitting in a retaining cage (need regular maintenance) can be used. When it comes to threadless headset, the compatible stem must match the steerer diameter, this is because the stem is used to apply pressure to the top race. The compatible stem will bind to the outside of the column to hold the top race in place. Threadless headset bearing sizes are 1” and 1-⅛” diameter, these can be straight headset bearings and are 1-⅛” or tapered headset bearings which are 1.5”. You will be able to find the headset bearing size your bike requires by looking at the steerer.
Alternative Headset Bearings
If you are looking for hybrid ceramic headset bearings, we can also supply these. Although it should be noted that we currently only supply the most popular bearings sizes. We can also provide customers throughout the UK with loose balls in steel, stainless steel and ceramic (Si3N4).
Headset Bearing Brands
As headset bearings specialists, the team at Aire Velo Bearings ensure that we have a wide range of headset spacers, bearings, and cups to choose from, from industry leading manufacturers. No matter what type of headset bearings you are looking for, you can trust that with our vast range of products you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, whether you are looking for road bike headset bearings or mountain bike headset bearings we have you covered. Some of the brands we have the pleasure of stocking include:
Don’t worry if you don’t see the specific brand you are looking for listed above, they are just a few of our more popular brands. With our wide range of products, you are sure to find the right headset bearings for you. If you have any questions or would like more information on the headset bearings we stock and supply, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today who will be more than happy to help.
Loose Headset Bearings
Well made loose headset bearings will help you to move faster, allowing you to ride more efficiently and helping you to save energy for when you need it the most. The range of loose headset bearings that we offer are smooth and durable, providing you with an enjoyable ride and deterring breakdowns. Bearings are essential when it comes to bikes, they make your wheels, at Aire Velo Bearings we specialise in providing a range of loose headset bearings for bicycles and cycling, our bearings can fit a range of dimensions and styles, whatever type of loose headset bike bearings you need, our team can also advise you on the products that you require. What’s more is we offer everything that you need to ensure that you keep your bicycle in top condition at all times, you’ll love our selection of loose headset bearings products. As a leading headset bearing supplier you can trust that you’ve come to the right place, our range of loose headset and headset bearing kits covers many different applications and can be used for a number of purposes.
Best Headset Bearings
Here at Aire Velo Bearings, our aim is to ensure that all of our customers throughout the UK receive the best headset bearings possible. If you have a road bike, you may want a different headset bearing to what fits a mountain bike, but you can rest assured that no matter what type of headset bearing you require, we will provide you with the best available.
Providing the best headset bearings to customers, ensures you can enjoy your ride again whether you are cycling down the country roads or jumping dirt tracks through the wood. What’s more, we make buying headset bearings easier than ever. In a few simple clicks you can buy the headset bearing products you require from our online store.
Measuring Your Bike Headset
An essential component to your bike, your bike's headset is easily overlooked and neglected. This bearing assembly is what keeps your fork attached to the bicycle and allows you to move the handlebars to steer your bicycle. Bike headsets have a similar way of working, with two bearings in the headtube, which is held in place by the handlebar stem that your fork's steerer tube passes through. Though they all behave in a similar way, bike headsets come in a few different sizes so picking the right size for your bike is essential should you need to replace any of the components:
Identify the Headtube Type: Headtubes can be press-fit or integrated and both have different fitting requirements. Press-fit head tubes need headset cups that are pressed into the headtube of the bicycle for the headset bearings to sit inside. Integrated headtubes are integrated into the frame of the bicycle for the headset bearings to rest on.
Identify the Headtube Dimensions: If you’re measuring a press-fit headtube, you are measuring in millimetres the inside diameter of the headtube top and bottom, with numbers ranging from 30mm to 62mm. In the case of integrated headtubes, you are measuring the outside diameter at the very top of the headtube as the inside races are more angular. You can then measure the diameter of bearings to decide what is best for your bike headset.
Bikes are great for a number of practical uses, from transport from A to B, keeping fit, or travelling with a lowered impact on the environment. Keeping your bike headset in good condition is essential for maintaining your bicycle. For more information, check out our blog on Green Cycling!
Buy Bicycle Headset Bearings Online
When you are looking to buy the best headset bearings available, look no further.
Choosing to buy bicycle headset bearings from Aire Velo means you have a selection of products to choose from, suitable for both road bikes and mountain bikes. So no matter what type of bike you like, or what you like doing be sure to buy your replacement headset bearings from us today. As a one stop shop for all things related to bike bearings, including bearings, headsets, pedal, stainless steel, stainless steel and ceramic,full ceramic, hybrid ceramic and max complement you can trust that we have you covered.
The bike headset is a key component for your bike, and allows the handlebars to turn freely, it is extremely important that you choose the right headset bearings for your bike to ensure it functions efficiently and safely. That is why we stock and supply a wide variety of headset bearings suitable for a range of different bikes, as specialist headset bearing suppliers we understand how important it is to have the right options available. We are confident that you will find the bicycle headset bearing you require in the Aire Velo Bearings online store.
Why Choose Aire Velo Bearings for Headset Bearings
The team at Aire Velo Bearings have been supplying customers throughout the UK with quality and affordable headset bearings for a number of years now. We have an excellent reputation for providing quality bearings products with fast delivery rates. Whatever it is you are looking for, Aire Velo has everything you need to ensure your bike bearings are functioning correctly.
As a headset bearing company we have been providing bearings to the national and international industry sector for over 30 years, so you can rest assured that our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to headset bearings. It helps that we are all bike enthusiasts too, so whether you find yourself looking for standard steel, stainless steel or hybrid ceramic headset bearings, rest assured we have your needs and requirements covered.
Looking for ways to make your bike maintenance easier? We also provide a range of adhesives and lubricants, as well as durable Tyre Gliders to make changing your tyres an easier task!
Frequently Asked Questions
How to replace headset bearings? You may think that replacing a headset is hard, but really it sounds harder than it actually is. The headset bearings are an essential part of the bicycle, allowing the handlebars to rotate smoothly and precisely. Here at Aire Velo Bearings, we want to make things as easy as possible for all of our customers who are looking for replacement headset bearings, which is why we have created this guide, with step by step instructions for changing your headset bearings.
When should I replace my headset bearings? Although judging when the headset bearings on your bicycle need replacing may be difficult, there's a couple of tell-tale signs that your headset bearings are worn or corroded. If your bicycle headset bearings are worn or corroded you may feel or hear the bike more, although you may not hear it as such, you will be able to feel the vibrations that are transmitted throughout the bicycle. The bike will feel rougher and you may find steering isn’t as smooth as it was. Headset bearing wear and tear may also be visible by brown fluid that runs from the lower bearing at the back of the fork. If you are still unsure whether your headset needs replacing be sure to get in touch with an expert.
What headset bearings do I need? The sure fire way to identify the headset bearings you need for your bike is through the metric measurements. In the bike industry 1.⅛ and 1.½ are commonly used to refer to the fork steerer; these measurements cannot and should not be used to identify the size of a headset bearing. You should use a vernier calliper to accurately measure the internal dimensions, the external dimension and the height dimensions of the headset bearing. To ensure you receive the correct headset bearings, we can also provide you with a tool to check the chamfer angles of the headset, having the right size headset bearings is vital in the running and performance of your bike.
Can I replace my headset bearings without replacing the entire headset? In the majority of cases yes, especially if your headset bearings uses sealed cartridge bearings. To be sure that your headset bearings can be replaced without replacing the entire headset we recommend identifying the headset model, while some bearings can be replaced with little fuss and disruption, some headsets will not allow replacement bearings. If you have any questions about identifying your headset or need assistance with headset bearings, be sure to get in touch with a member of the Aire Velo Bearings team today.
Why are good headset bearings important? The latest technology in bike engineering means that you can enjoy the smoothest handlebar action and ride. You will experience the smoothest ride, when your bicycle is fitted with quality headset bearings. Here at Aire Velo, we’re experts and are proud to stock and supply one of the widest headset bearing collections in the UK. Whether you are replacing worn and loose headset bearings, or simply want to upgrade your headset bearings, quality bearings are an investment and you won’t regret them. As soon as you fit your new bearings, you will instantly notice the difference in your ride.