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Echo SL Headset

Product code: 10593

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Echo SL Headset

Black (No top cap, bolt or star nut)
Gold (Top wedge is darker shade of gold)

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- Lightweight yet durable 1 1/8" headset from Echo.
- Great attention to detail with drilled top cap and silver titanium top bolt keeps the weight low.
- Angular contact bearing race surfaces ensure the headset stays tight under the extra forces trials produces.
- CNC Machined 7075-T6 aluminium alloy cups with laser etched Echo logos.
- Split top and bottom wedges for easy installation and removal.
- Please note the top wedge is aluminium and the same colour (as close as possible due to anodising differences) as the headset cups, the lower wedge (crown race) is silver and steel.
- Fits standard 1 1/8" head tubes.
- Available in a wide range of colours.
- Weight: 95g (including top cap and bolt)

Additional Information

Stack height: 22mm



Does the headset come with a star nut? And if so will it fit in the echo urban forks as they have quite a small inside diameter?

Posted by Ryan on 07/03/2011

Reply from TartyBikes on 08/03/2011

Hi Ryan - The SL headset comes with top cap, bolt and star nut. The star nut is a 'Small', so fits Echo forks perfectly. Thanks, Mark


What is this for?

Posted by Judus on 02/08/2011

Reply from TartyBikes on 03/08/2011

Hello - This is a headset. You press it into the head tube of your bike, and it allows your forks to spin. Thanks, Mark

David Sutton

Will this fit a Neon conquer 20"?

Posted by David Sutton on 01/06/2012

Reply from TartyBikes on 01/06/2012

Hi David - As far as I'm aware these should fit that Neon fine. Thanks, Mark


Would this fit a speedrace fans 26 frame?? Cheers

Posted by Ben on 24/09/2012

Reply from TartyBikes on 24/09/2012

Hi Ben - This should fit your FANS frame perfectly. Thanks, Mark


Would this fit a standard onza genesis? It is a stock if it makes a difference.

Posted by Joe on 16/06/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 17/06/2013

Hi Joe - This headset won't fit your Genesis, sorry. You'd need a headset from our 'Internal Headsets' category. Thanks, Mark

Lewis Fraser

Hi does this fit the onza blade frame

Posted by Lewis Fraser on 22/12/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 23/12/2013

Hi Lewis - yes, that will fit just fine. Thanks, Flipp.


What happened to purple?

Posted by Andy on 26/02/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 26/02/2014

Hi Andy - thanks for your question. The purple one is now called "pink". The colour is very much in between pink and purple, though many customers claimed that it was pink so we changed to calling it that. The "pink" option relates to the pinky-purple version pictured. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.


Hi would this headset fit in a onza comp 2010 thanks

Posted by Connor on 04/05/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 06/05/2014

Hi Connor - yes, this would fit your frame absolutely fine. Thanks, Flipp.


Hi Tartybikes Just a query about a previous question. The answer states that the purple headset has been changed to pink. Does this mean that all the Echo stuff listed as "purple" is the same pinky-ish colour or does this just apply to the headset? Thanks Tarty.

Posted by Owen on 13/08/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 14/08/2014

Hi Owen - thanks for your question. Not all of it has been. Some of the Echo products are actually purple, but some are much brighter and almost pink. The difference is obvious when looking at pictures. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.


Hi, Will this fit an onza zoot? Thanks

Posted by James on 17/08/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 18/08/2014

Hi James - this will fit a Zoot perfectly. Thanks, Flipp.

fabio leno

hi could you make a video on how to install it without a headset press and do i just take my old star nut out and push the new one in thanks

Posted by fabio leno on 03/10/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 06/10/2014

Hi Fabio - there are several guides already on the internet that explain how to do this, but we would recommend finding a friend or bike shop with a headset press to avoid potentially damaging your frame. You do not need to change the star nut as they both do the same job - just thread the bolt into the old star nut as normal and keep the new one as a spare. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.


Hello, do you know what kind of bearings this headset uses? Mine are rough and I want to get some replacement ones. Cheers.

Posted by Nico on 23/02/2015

Reply from TartyBikes on 24/02/2015

Hi Nico - thanks for your question. We have one spare bearing available here: http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/headset_spares/echo_sl_headset_spares/c57p11536.html It is likely just the lower bearing that is the cause of making your headset feel a bit rough, so this could well solve the issue. We don't know much about what sort of bearings the headsets use or where you might find replacements, though all the measurements are written on the outer race of the bearing if you wanted to investigate. Thanks, Flipp.


Hi, I own a zoo Lynx custom spec sold this year and I am after a Echo SL headset. I currently have a jitsie forged stem so what would I have to do in order to get the headset as I am guessing i might need to buy an extra stem? Thank you, Tom

Posted by Tom on 14/07/2015

Reply from TartyBikes on 15/07/2015

Hi Tom - thanks for your question. You wouldn't need another stem, simply take out the old headset and put the new headset in! There is no need to change anything else. Thanks, Flipp.


hello, due to the holes drilled in the top cap, will it be possible to run the front brake cable through this headset, regards connell

Posted by connell on 03/09/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 05/09/2016

Hi Connell - Unfortunately, the holes in the top cap are more for weight saving than adding any function. It's not possible to run your front cable through your forks without using either something like the Inspired Headlock system or the Gusset Hollow Star Nut Kit. Thanks, Mark

Nathan Jenkins

Will this fit a kobike km1 frame?

Posted by Nathan Jenkins on 24/09/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 26/09/2017

Hi Nathan - It looks like this headset should fit the KM1 frame fine. Thanks, Mark


Hi, Is it going to work with atomlab pimp 2 frame and marzocchi dj3 forks?

Posted by Karl on 05/12/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 07/12/2017

Hi Karl - If your Atomlab frame requires a standard headset, and is 1 1/8", this headset should fit fine. Thanks, Mark


I want to be able to swap between two forks using this headset: a suspension fork using the sold-separate crown race, and a Echo Urban 2013 26" with the integrated crown race. Before I order the Urdan fork, this headset, and required additional crown race, could this be done? Thanks! Frame: 2009 Gary Fisher Mullet SS (mixed urban technical/trials)

Posted by Matt on 15/01/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 15/01/2013

Hi Matt - As far as I can tell that should be no problem. If you buy the Echo SL Headset from new, it should come with a crown race so you could just use that race on your suspension fork rather than having to buy an additional race. As I say though, I can't see any issues with that! Thanks, Mark

Marcell Schmalhorst

Would this headset fit zhe onza bird 2012?

Posted by Marcell Schmalhorst on 14/09/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 16/09/2013

Hi Marcell - yes, this headset would fit that frame just fine. Thanks, Flipp.

Lukas Schmid

Hi. I have the Inspired Fourplay Pro 2012. I think this would fit to my bike, but can ein do the brakecables into the fork? Thanks

Posted by Lukas Schmid on 28/12/2015

Reply from TartyBikes on 29/12/2015

Hi Lukas - This headset should fit your Fourplay fine. As long as you use the standard top cap that came with your Fourplay you should be able to get your hoses routed through the steerer tube as before. Thanks, Mark

Trent Bailey

Gday,Wondering if this headset will fit a standard MTB (Montague paratrooper) takes external headset and 1 1/8 steerer. Cheers

Posted by Trent Bailey on 02/05/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 03/05/2016

Hi Trent - We don't have any experience with that bike, but from a bit of research I can't see any reason why not. The stack height may be a little different from the stock headset in that bke so it may require using a different amount of spacers under your stem, but that would be the only possible issue I can think of. Thanks, Mark


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Based on 2 customer ratings


Light and strong.

Posted by Cai on 09/01/2011

Very light headset, and hasn't developed any play in the last 9 months of using it. The titanium bolt is a nice touch too!


Possibly the last headset you will buy

Posted by ant on 24/05/2012

It's great! I got a purple one and the finish is spot on, it's super smooth and never had to do anything with it in the last 6 months. Ti bolt's nice and the laser etching and the headset spacer is a nice bonus.

Reply from TartyBikes on 24/05/2012

Hi Ant - The Echo SL headsets are the most popular model we sell as they have a great range of colours and work really well. They're pretty light too! Thanks for the detailed review.

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