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.
Nice looking headset spacers available in a range of colours to spice up your bike.
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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
Red, Gold, Black, Blue
TKD1 5mm, 3.1g
TKD2 10mm, 6.1g
TKD1221 1set=5mmx2pc, 10mmx1pc
CNC-machined aluminium and plastic construction looks smart and unique.
No performance increase over regular spacers, but they do look good.
Marginally lighter than a regular alloy spacer but you're not buying them to save weight.
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.
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,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.