Fast turns, sprinting or horrible rock gardens, a stiffer cockpit is neccessary for fast and hard riding. But it is not done with a stiff handlebar. The handlebar itself should have some small flex for symmetrical loads to increase comfort, but onesided loads should not make the system bend.
Difference to Intend Stiffmaster: There is no Intend spacer inluded, not required and they also do not fit here. The Intend Blackline Stiffmaster is designed to use NORMAL aheadspacers.
The Stiffmaster headset IS a headset, you do not need another headset on the top to make the Stiffmaster fit.
|Product Name:||Intend Blackline Stiffmaster Headset Upper Part 1 1/8 Inches - ZS44/28.6|
|Steerer tube Ø:||1 1/8" straight ahead, 1 1/8"-1 1/4" tapered, 1 1/8"-1 1/2" tapered, 1 1/8"-1 3/8" tapered|
|S.H.I.S. top:||ZS44 / 28.6|
|headset version:||Upper part|
|headset stack height:||14mm|