Enduro Bearings, has announced the imminent launch of the new Maxhit™ headsets for road, gravel and mountain bikes.
Many mountain bikes and some gravel bikes include Zero Stack ’bearing in cup’ headsets that endure heavy loads and intense forces which can lead to costly, premature headset replacement. The Maxhit headset design eliminates the aluminium bearing cups and transforms the outer bearing race into the headtube interface. This frees-up space for considerably larger balls nested in much deeper bearing race grooves to dramatically improve performance and durability.
Maxhit bearing balls have 8-times the mass and a much larger bearing-race contact area to withstand double the load forces. Additionally, Maxhit components include a lifetime guarantee – including against corrosion.
Matt Harvey, President and Founder of Enduro Bearings, said: “We are always exploring ways to improve bicycle bearings in support of our OEM clients, shop mechanics and riders. When we identify a performance or dependability issue, we look to solve it, and that’s exactly what Maxhit does for headsets.”
A Maxhit-equipped bike features simplified installation that eliminates difficult steer tube adjustment. Preload can be “very light” to “very tight” and still turn freely. For reasons like this, partners such as PIVOT Cycles have spec’d Enduro products on their complete bikes for decades.
Chris Cocalis, President and CEO of Pivot Cycles said: “We’ve partnered with Enduro for many years and look forward to testing this promising headset design. Their products are the best, and we expect Maxhit components to perform exceedingly well.”
Harvey adds: “It is important for us to work together with bike manufacturers on bearing solutions that improve the mechanics of the bike, and therefore the rider experience, while eliminating dependability concerns. We think Maxhit components are a game changer, not only for headsets but elsewhere on a bike as well.”
Maxhit headsets will be available in January 2022. For more information on Enduro Bearings’ products, visit www.endurobearings.com.