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Inspired Headlock V2

Product code: 12294


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Inspired Headlock V2

Standard 1 1/8"
Taper 1.5"

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  • Ideal for Inspired Flow bikes!
- Unique headlock system designed to fit most modern trials oriented 1 1/8" or 1.5" taper steerer forks, allowing you to remove the star nut that is normally used for headset preload.
- High quality, CNC machined 7075 aluminum top and bottom caps.
- Top cap features an internal tapered guide for optimal hose routing (orientation can be change to suit left or right front brake positions).
- "Wedge" bottom cap design helps fitting and hose routing.
- Supplied with three different length bolts to accommodate different length steerer tubes.
- Fits steerer length from 205-250mm.
- Available in anodised black with laser etched Inspired Icon logo only.
- Supplied fully packaged and with two Inspired stickers.
- Weight: 70g (with 2 x 30mm bolts)


Peter A Lang

Does this work on suspension forks? I have a Manitou Circus fork with a tapered steerer tube and 100 millimeters of travel. I have been using a product similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UWLVY4 and over time it cut the brake cable. Will the Inspired Headlock cut the cable if I use it with a suspension fork?

Posted by Peter A Lang

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Peter!
The Inspired Headlock has a nicely shaped lower wedge so you shouldn't have any problems with the hose catching/rubbing.
To check if it will fit your forks, you'll need to measure your steerer tube length from your crown race to the tip of the steerer (not from the underside of the fork crown). If this is 205-250mm long this headlock will work fine.


Hi, will this top cap fit on the trialtech sport forged high rise stem I purchased from here? I have inspired flow forks so no worry there just the top cap as itís a very narrow stem top. Thanks

Posted by Andrew

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Andrew!
This Headlock will fit the Trialtech stem fine. It was designed to work with the Trialtech High Rise stems fitted to the Flow and Flow Plus bikes so you shouldn't have any issues.

Vinh Cimiotti

Hi Does it work with a Echo Sl 20´´Fork ?

Posted by Vinh Cimiotti

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Vinh - As standard, this won't fit as the SL Fork steerer tube is too short. If you have some tools, you can cut the Headlock main bar down, then drill and tap it to accept the top bolt. Thanks, Mark


Hi Can I install the stem with this headlock and then remove the headlock and ride without it (less 70g)? I understand that I will have to take the headlock with me for rides just in case, but I usually ride with a backpack, so not a problem. Thanks

Posted by Oleg

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Oleg - Theoretically you can do, although depending on your stem you might find that your headset will progressively loosen off as you ride. It's less of an issue when BMX riders do it as they have larger stem steerer bolts so can torque them up higher. If you're going to give it a go, make sure your stem bolts are greased on the threads, and also a dab of grease under the bolt head, as this will help your torque them up more effectively which should keep your stem firmly in place and prevent your headset loosening. Thanks, Mark

Ross Ayres

Does this system work for a onza mini master with v brakes or does it need disc brakes? Thanks

Posted by Ross Ayres

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Ross - Unfortunately this kind of cable routing doesn't work well for V-Brakes, sorry. It tends to mean the front cable comes to the front brake at an awkward route. I believe the steerer tube on the Mini Master would be too short too, sorry! Apologies we can't be more help. Thanks, Mark

Dima Dzhura

Is it compatable with czar ion?

Posted by Dima Dzhura

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Dima - The Headlock should be compatible with the underside of the fork and the stem on your Ion, but you would need to measure the total distance from the underside of the fork to the top of the stem. You would need a minimum of 205mm for this Headlock to work. If you have more than this, then you would be able to use the Standard 1 1/8" model on your bike. Thanks, Mark


Hello, I'm seeing that this will fit the Inspired Flow but please could you tell me which size I need? Thanks

Posted by Robert

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Robert - You would need the 'Standard 1 1/8"' size to fit your Flow. Thanks, Mark


Would this work on a pre 2014 fourplay? 2012/2013 i think thanks

Posted by Micheal

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Michael - As long as you use the regular/non-tapered version that should be no problem. Routing the hose can be a little fiddly due to the narrower inner diameter but it should be workable. Ideally, on that model of fork, the regular screw-in top cap will be a little easier to use but this should work too. Thanks, Mark


Might sound silly, but would it fit a rockshox pike dj?

Posted by John

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi John - We just had a check on one of our bikes running Pike forks and unfortunately it wouldn't work without quite a lot of modification, sorry. Your best bet might be to run the SRAM Turncoat Headlock as that should just fit straight away. Thanks, Mark


Will this fit a V1 skye?

Posted by Mike

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Mike - This kit should fit your V1 Skye fine. Thanks, Mark


Would this work with the inspired flow? I really need the cable routed threw the steerer tube Thanks

Posted by Mark

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Mark - This would work fine with your Flow. It's a little tight fitting the cable through but does work. Thanks, Mark


Would this fit the onza zoot fork?

Posted by Joshua

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Joshua - yes, this should work just fine with those forks. Thanks, Flipp.


How do you install it?

Posted by Roger

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Roger - thanks for your question. The bottom part sits in the bottom of the fork steerer with the long tube going up inside the length of the tube. The top half then bolts into it from the other side just as it would with a regular star nut. Hope that helps! Thanks, Flipp.

Anthony Hernandez

Does this work with an echo urban fork?

Posted by Anthony Hernandez

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Anthony - yes, that should work just fine. Thanks, Flipp.


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