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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave

Friday, December 9, 2011

Coloured Plastic Headset Spacers

These are pretty close to the perfect stocking suffer (so long as you don't forget the chocolate, and maybe a Star Wars action figure).  You know those little spacers that get placed between your headset and your bike's stem in order to give you the correct stem/bar height?  Maybe your bike was sized and set up for you at the shop and you didn't really pay attention to the spacers themselves.  You should.  While any old spacer will do the trick, swapping out something plain jane for a more exciting spacer is a simple and inexpensive way to have a little fun with your bike and add a little bling.

Most often the standard alloy silver or black spacers are swapped for lighter carbon fibre ones.  No, they won't take pounds off the weight of your bike but if you're a self confessed weight weenie every bit counts.  More recently we've seen an emerging trend to colour match headset spacers with the rest of the bike.  These plastic spacers combine both weight savings and colour coordination.  Nothing more, nothing less.

They just arrived and we haven't even sorted through the packing slip yet to determine the retail price so we can't post that yet, but they won't be much and we just had to get a pic of them on the site immediately. As you can see above we have red, blue, orange, pink, and green spacers in stock.  Come and get 'em while they're still here!