Token Headset Spacers (5mm x 2, 10mm x 1)  £3.49

8/10

Nice looking headset spacers available in a range of colours to spice up your bike

Weight 11g   Contact  www.i-ride.co.uk

by David Arthur   May 19, 2013  

Token Headset Spacers

With a stack of Token Headset Spacers you have scope to adjust the height of your handlebars and there's enough variety to get a stylish look too.

Headset spacers are a necessary, but unloved part of the bike, serving to space out the stem on the forks steerer tube. Unless you have the stem slammed, you'll likely have a few spacers.

Most new bikes come with plain black spacers, a bit boring I think you'll agree. These Token spacers will certainly spice up your bike with a splash of colour, available as they are in red, gold, black and blue, enough options to colour match most bikes. They're a unique design, being CNC-machined alloy with cutaway segments, and inside is an opaque plastic collar.

They're available in two heights, 5mm and 10mm, and weigh 3.1g and 6.1g respectively. I've never actually weighed headset spacers but they're about par for the course. The pack includes one 10mm and two 5mm spacers, my bike setup required just the two 5mm spacers, above and below the stem

Functionally they offer no performance upgrade, but their unique design does look very smart on the bike and aesthetically is preferable to plain black spacers. If you've upgrade every part of your bicycle, or are starting a new build and want some cool looking spacers, these are good alternatives.

Verdict

Nice looking headset spacers available in a range of colours to spice up your bike.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Token Headset Spacers (5mm x 2, 10mm x 1)

Size tested: Red, 1 1/8in

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Token Products have entered into the new design dynamic that only carbon fiber can bring to the cycling industry. Having methodically increased their product line to include frames, cranks and bars, they now have a comprehensive range, offering distributors an exclusive opportunity to market cutting edge products. Token commissions the finest manufacturers worldwide and can ensure top quality products at very reasonable pricing.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

-Super Lite, CNC Alloy Spacer

with PC inner collar

-Height: 5, 10mm

-Color options:

Red, Gold, Black, Blue

-Model No.:

TKD1 5mm, 3.1g

TKD2 10mm, 6.1g

TKD1221 1set=5mmx2pc, 10mmx1pc

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

CNC-machined aluminium and plastic construction looks smart and unique.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

No performance increase over regular spacers, but they do look good.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10

Marginally lighter than a regular alloy spacer but you're not buying them to save weight.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

You can certainly pay a lot more so £3.49 for three spacers seems reasonable.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

They performed as expected.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

They look cool and match the other colours on my bike.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 31  Height: 180  Weight: 67

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

3 user comments

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Surely no review of these spacers is in any way valid without a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of 2x5mm vs 1x10mm?

posted by bigant [39 posts]
19th May 2013 - 21:32

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bigant wrote:
Surely no review of these spacers is in any way valid without a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of 2x5mm vs 1x10mm?

No need - you can make your own choice with this pack Wink

posted by step-hent [704 posts]
20th May 2013 - 14:07

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Surely 2 x 5mm is going to be lighter as there's more holes.

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posted by monkeytrousers [41 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 9:29

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