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Still stiff, when others are already done!


This headset (upper part only!) increases the stiffness of your 1 1/8" steerer tube. It's not about the stiffness of the fork, its about the stiffness of the handlebar for onesided loads.


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 bending.


The one-piece spacer increase the stiffness further (one is included).


Next to this the bearings of Stiffmaster are so huge and filled up with salt-water-resistant grease, that you can forget your headset totally. 


Note: the minimum stack height is 14mm, but this does not work with every stem (diameter of upper surface is 40,5mm), with the lowest spacer the stack height is 15,5mm and this fits to every stem!

  • 73g weight upper shell (only upper shell is offered!)
  • 14mm stack height
  • suitable for ZS44 headtubes
  • one-piece spacers available in 20, 13, 7, 1.5mm

Price: 79 Euro


The Stiffmaster is already ready to pre-order. Order now


Note: you can use all conventional spacers in addition to the Intend spacers. But the first always should be an Intend spacer. I do not offer "normal" spacers. You can get all Intend spacers individually if you do not know your riding height yet.


You have an Intend Stiffmaster and want to let us know your feedback?

Kommentare: 1
  • #1

    Michaël (Dienstag, 05 Dezember 2017 16:31)

    Really love this part. Installed it, feels like I have a double crown fork now. What makes it a cheap and light upgrade. Thanks! Now I want it on all my bikes!