Powerstoke analyzing a new headset

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texmurphy
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Powerstoke analyzing a new headset

Post by texmurphy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:58 pm

My well worn headset was challenged by a long rainy ride in the mountains and failed.
The headset had been a little stiff bearing-wise for a year and it is now a pleasure to have the front wheel turn without any effort.
I was curious to see if PowerStroke would detect any increased side-to-side movement now that the bike would freely move so.
To my surprise, my riding efficiency increased - I have a consistent 3+ Watt improvement in my pedal stoke.

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Re: Powerstoke analyzing a new headset

Post by Velocomp » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:13 pm

Actually, increased friction from the failed bearing would cause you to work harder, increasing any tendency for extraneous motion.
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