Not sure what headset to have it replaced with, as listening to you guys and chatting to my mate at work, it sounds like their own branded (el-cheapo?) headset hasn't been up to the job at hand. Any suggestions?
I expect it was missed on PDI and it's just devoid of grease, I had a pal with a 6K Trek that had a dry headset from new, I think it lasted a fortnight before it gave trouble.
Either way, should be an easy (but unnecessary) fix.
I actually looked at a Croix de Fer when choosing a commuter earlier this year but a complete lack of dealers in my area and a friend giving me a very
generious discount on a Tricross Comp sealed the deal.
I must admit, the Croix de Fer is a handsome looking bike though !
I don't want to freak you out, but I wanted to warn you to check the brake bosses on the carbon forks of the TriCross. I bought a 2011, and within 2 hours of riding the brakes popped out of the carbon forks. The epoxy resin had failed.
The local bike shop replaced it directly, and the same thing happened again after 4 hours or riding. This was absolutely gutting obviously. Specialized's head engineer from their HQ in San Fransisco phoned me directly to reassure me that this was an isolated case (on two bikes!!!). They offered me the top of the line model for no extra cash but I backed out and got a refund as it was the same frame and fork combo. I ended up with a 2 month old Trek CrossRip Elite for £550 on eBay, down from £950 new.
I'm sure if there was a problem with a batch, it's been sorted now, but it nearly killed me!!! Keep an eye on them!
Raleigh Equipe / '98 Kona Hahanna / 2010 Globe Roll 01 / 2013 Trek CrossRip Elite / 2014 Trek Domane 4.3