like i said ive had one for about 10 years (same bearings, same everything really?) have you faced your head tube ?
Yep all faced. I dont doubt the quality of the bearings or headset overall one bit, just the design of the top bearing cap and i believe the problem has only really presented itself along with huge travel and 29er's due to leverage.
My commuter gets contsant endo's and stair sets and hops etc. so im not surprised it has happened.
When you look at the design and logically compare it to the split race, its pretty poor. Thats why they have changed it.
But its seems its rather hit and miss as to whether it will happen.