Cane Creek AheadSet STS Headset

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 108 grams


Product Description

steel cups and adjusting race


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mike_d_1583 a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati,Ohio

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    It was cheap.

Weaknesses:    Stayed loose.

Bottom Line:   
The only reason I bought this was because it was cheap. From the moment of installation it was loose. My lbs did install it. Wouldn't recommend doing anything beyond the road or it might fall apart.

My advice is don't waste your money.

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Favorite Trail:   anything hilly, all i see

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey

Bike Setup:   08' Specialized Hardrock Pro
Rhyno Lite rims
Saint M800 rear hub
Saint M801 Rear Derailleur
Thompson Elite seatpost
Race Face Chainrings
DMR V8 Pedals
FSA Orbit XL 2 headset



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anders Nordlie a Cross Country Rider from Oslo

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Strengths:    I have used this STS for 5 years and without any trouble at all. The use have been 4 season, with -20 degree C (-4 F), any weather condition, rain, snow, sun +++. There have been most traveling on roads, but indeed some forest-tracks.

Weaknesses:    None. I've just ordered my new CC-STS.

Bottom Line:   
Exxxxcellent headset.

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Favorite Trail:   --

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   None - havent find the reason yet...

Bike Setup:   Alum-7005, shimano R-550 wheelset, full-XT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremiah a Cross Country Rider from West Richland, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to install and cheap.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
I have ran the crap out of other headsets and they are still going. I feel if you take the time to lubricate and clean a headset once a year and it still turns, then it is good. I use a lizard skin headset seal and I have never had a problem with a headset. I do not see the need for spending $$$ for a headset, they all do about the same job.

I would give it a 4, because there are nicer ones that I have tried, but to even up the score for this I will give it a 5.

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Favorite Trail:   Chamna

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Other AheadSet and threaded headset.

Bike Setup:   Litech 17" Magnesium/SRAM X.O Components/RockShox Duke SL/Bunch of other stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nick Reid a Cross Country Rider from Berkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2002

Weaknesses:    Durability

Bottom Line:   
Have had the bike for a year, and the headset needs replacing now. This leads me to conclude that the long-term durability of these headsets is poor. After about 150-200 miles riding, water got into the headset (which, to be fair, I did nothing about). Now the action is rough, and the headset needs replacing rather than stripping and maintaining.

Obviously, anything on your bike will last longer if it is well looked after, but a lack of maintenance left this STS AHeadset sorely wanting.

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Favorite Trail:   Haldon Hill, Devon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Standard Equipment on bike

Bike Setup:   B1 Weblite DD, standard spec.

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