Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset

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Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset
If you've never experienced the improvement in ride quality a precision-engineered headset can make, you owe your bike an upgrade. Cane Creek's new 40 Series delivers everything you should look for in a precision headset -- light weight, durability and silky smooth performance. American-made quality and a homegrown value, too.
  • 6061 T-6 aluminum cups and covers are internally relieved to reduce weight
  • Innovative Clip-Seal completely seals the top assembly and captures the compression ring to reduce the number of loose parts
  • High-quality, low friction face-seals on the crown races
  • Durable steel crown races
  • Dependable black-oxide, sealed bearings
  • Interlok spacer compatible
  • Internal parts are cross-compatible across the 10, 40 and 110 series
  • Consistent top and bottom stack heights across 10, 40 and 110 series
  • Cut and machined in the USA
Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset
  • WEIGHT 71g (short)
  • MATERIAL 6061 T-6 aluminum cups and covers
  • DIAMETER 1 1/8"
  • STACK HEIGHT 9mm or 15mm Top, 1mm Bottom
  • Rating 4.5

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Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset
 
4.7

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (3)
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    5.0

    EASY TO INSTALL HEADSET

    By DALLAS

    from Clinton, MD

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    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset:

      IT WAS AS DESCRIBED BY SELLER AND ARRIVED ON TIME AND UNDAMAGED. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      HEADSET

      By DALLAS

      from Clinton, MD

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset:

        IT WAS AS DESCRIBED BY SELLER AND ARRIVED ON TIME AND UNDAMAGED. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND. IT GOES ON EASY WITHE NASH BAR ROAD BIKE FRAME>

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
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        • No

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        4.0

        Decent Upgrade

        By LHF

        from Massapequa, NY

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        Pros

        • economical
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Cane Creek 40 Series Integrated Headset:

          Replaced a 6 year old Aheadset with about 18K miles on it. The original headset developed a little creak when pedaling hard. Took me a while to figure out that it was the headset. I thought that the original Cane Creek Aheadset was a fully sealed and non serviceable unit, so I just kept it adjusted properly and made sure that the fork turned smoothly.

          After tearing down and inspecting, lubricating just about every part of the bike, I still had the creak. As a last resort, I dropped the fork. Even though it felt OK and I could not reproduce the creak by "rocking" the bike while stationary. Once I dropped the fork, I realized that the original headset was an open bearing design which required periodic lubrication. Oh well, my bad. I decided to upgrade to the 40 series headset instead of servicing the original.

          I made a little project out of this upgrade. I wanated to lower my handlebars about an inch and a half too. The installation went well. I enjoy doing my own work, but since I am not an LBS, I do not own every specialty tool so I improvise when I can. I removed the fork crown race with a couple of very gentle taps with a chisel to nudge the race away from the fork crown. I placed a screwdriver under the race and gently pried it free. That took about one minute.

          Now the more difficult part. I did not buy a crown race seating tool so I had a piece of 1 1/2" "heavy" pvc from a plumbing job. The diameter is just a little too big. I cut the ends on a band saw creating "fingers". I placed a hose clamp on the end and tightened until I had the right diameter. I cut the pipe so that it was just a few inches longer than the steerer tube. You want the tool to rest on the flat part of the race, not on the angled shoulder. Since I had a carbon fork, I did not want to stress it too much so I tried to seat the race by holding the fork in one hand and tapping the tool with the other. I was able to get within about 1/8" from the full seat position. I had no choice but to place the fork on a block of wood and gently tap to fully seat race. Do this at your own risk. You can permanently damage a carbon fork this way. I inspected fork after seating race and it looked OK.

          I cleaned up the internal seating surface where the new bearings would rest and even applied a little grease. The Cane Creek Ser. 40 bearings come completely assembled. No stacking of parts required. This makes installation foolproof. I cut the fork down to the right size with a tubing cutter and put the whole thing together. (I tapped the original star nut down about 2 inches before cuttting). Adjustment was easy. Tighten preload bolt until no play in headset, make sure fork turns smoothly and tighten stem.

          I have ridden several hundred miles now and no problems. Headset is smooth, creak is gone and adjustment is holding fine. I do not know how durable this unit is, only time will tell. The bearings are smoother than the original Aheadset.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
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          • No

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