Anodising comes to the Orbit. World continues to turn on axis.

Okay it's not the most exciting bit of news we've ever posted: Dan at FSA distibutors Windwave started his email with "it's hard to imagine a more important yet inconspicuous bicycle component than the headset", and we'd tend to agree, especially about the inconspicuous bit. But your FSA Orbit MX headset can be a little bit less inconspicuous now, because you can have it in a range of gaudy anodised colours.

The Orbit MX has angular contact bearings on the inside for smooth steerage and the whole thing weighs in at a reasonable 96g. If you're looking for some anodised goodness for the front of your bike and you're on a budget then at a penny short of £50 it's a lot cheaper than a Chris King and sneaks under the Hope units too. You can't get a Rasta version though: you can choose from black, blue, gold, green, gun metal, red, & white. All FSA kit comes with a two year warranty. For more information go to www.fullspeedahead.com. Actually, there probably isn't much more information.



Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.