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Kapz launch custom-etched headset spacers

It's the details that count when you want to bling up your bike

We’re guessing that of all the bike parts you’d consider changing, headset spacers are fairly low on the list, but if you like to take care of the details then Kapz custom laser etched spacers might be for you.

We featured Kapz here on a few months ago when they began offering full-custom headset top caps, and now they’ve extended the range.

The headset spacers come in 5mm widths, six different anodised colours (black, blue, green, grey, purple, red), and you can have up to 50 characters laser etched on each. You might want to have your name, emergency contact details, or a motivational message on there – it’s up to you.

The price per 5mm spacer is £9.95 – not cheap, clearly, but blinging up your bike rarely is. All Kapz kit is designed and made in the UK and, in our experience, delivery is quick.

Kapz have also started to do 2.5mm headset spacers although you can’t get these laser etched. Packs of five are £9.95 and packs of 10 are £14.95.

To place an order go to

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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