Interbike 2008: WOOdman Axis SL COMP headset

WOOdman Components sent us their Axis SL COMP headset.  This is a lightweight headset made out of a CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminum. 

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The Axis SL COMP is one of WOOdman’s more popular lightweight and light priced headsets.  It has WOOdman’s proprietary C45/45 full ball cartridge bearings.


Size:           1 1/8”
Weight:       117 grams
Materials:     CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminum
Colors:         Black, Blue, Gold, Red and Pewter

Includes Capsule Comp

Additional features for the Axis headsets:

– Top Cup with Seal for better fitting
– WOOdman’s proprietary full ball cartridge bearing.  No retainer for better contact between balls
– Fork Crown with Seal (Axis IC/ICR) for better maintenance of the headset
– Angled Bearing + Angled Cup for better contact and easier installation

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Claimed weight is 117 grams, however on my scale at home it weighed in at 107.5 grams (even better).

I visited the WOOdman booth at Interbike.  They certainly have a fine line of components.  I’ll be installing this onto my Rigid Single Speed project (details to come).  For more information visit their site at

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