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