FSA Pig HeadsetThis FSA headset is Heavy Duty! FSA's The Pig Headset features a forged chromoly lower cup, 12mm Deep 6061/T6 upper cup and oversized bearings. The Pig will keep your hunger for a smooth headset satisfied.
I wanted to cut costs but not quality. The brand name speaks for itself. For me, at these prices I was able to afford it as well as not worry if I destroy it on any of my rides. Still working and having smooth movements for the last two years. I weigh 240 and this headset still keeps up with me with no problems. If in the future it does give away, I know that $20 is not going to break the bank.
This pig is a beast. Stronger then you will ever need, I rode one of these for nine years of hard abuse with no problems. I repacked it once and it was smooth running for the duration. It is a bit heavy but for this price it's a solid piece of kit.
So i bought this headset while putting together a fixed gear project, and was not mad at it- however, didnt totally love it either.... Its okay for the money, you probably cant beat it. But it is not a sealed bearing, and it also fits rather tightly..... Kind of hard to bang in. Other then that once on and fork installed your set. Feels smooth- still waiting to see how long its going to stay that way- hopefully a long time. Also the lower assembly sticks out a but further then the top :) just an fyi. Bottom line- Great for a budget headset.
While this headset is a great deal, it will not last long enough to make it worth it. If you consider how long it takes to install a headset and all the effort required, you're better off putting a little more money into it and getting a nicer, SEALED headset. The bearings quickly get dirt in it and required disassembly and re-lubing. Good luck not losing some of the bearings when you take it apart. Continue your search elsewhere for a better headset.