In trials sports, there are:

- Ahead (EC) headsets with external bearing cups
- Semi-integrated (internal bearing cups)
- Fully integrated headsets (bearings sit directly in the head tube without separate bearing cups)

Modern, professional frames and forks have tapered headsets (with a larger 1.5" bearing at the bottom) for stability and stiffness reasons.

Typically, all headsets nowadays have sealed, maintenance-free bearings.

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