Cane Creek AheadSet TANK Headset

4.38/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 177 grams

Product Description

  • hardened 4142 chrome-moly steel cups
  • rubber bearing cover
  • FS model is rotor-compatible for freestyle bikes.

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Port Alberni

    Date Reviewed: November 17, 2004

    Strengths:    very nice headset. every thing u could want from a loos ball headset.

    Weaknesses:    looks insanly horrable.

    Bottom Line:   
    nice headset. it did only good 4 me. and its cheap. the holownesnes is sweet to.

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    Favorite Trail:   dirt merchint

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $28.00

    Purchased At:   ozzies cycles

    Similar Products Used:   fsa pid

    Bike Setup:   big hit dh

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Rick a Downhiller from Moorpark, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 8, 2004

    Strengths:    none! except it is shiny chrome

    Weaknesses:    Broke after less than a month of freeriding

    Bottom Line:   
    The Tank is the complete opposite of what the name implies and the only reason i rode with it for the month it lasted is because it came with the bike, and then it broke and i had to replace it. The Tank headset should not be purchased by any REAL downhiller or freerider!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   FSA PIG DH

    Bike Setup:   Specialized P.2, hayes discs, truvativ cranks, shimano shifters/derailer, Specialized Roller tires (they are the bomb), Sun Ditch Witch rims

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James from Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

    Strengths:    tuff cro-moly construction, cool cap with a hallow bolt so you can run your front brake thru the steer tube.

    Weaknesses:    I guess its a little heavy...

    Bottom Line:   
    great headset. If you thrash through headsets and are sick of having to replace them, this is the way to go. Don't get this if you are an XC rider. this is a great headset for the sick-minded adrenaline junkies.

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    Favorite Trail:   cool stuff

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Funhogz Gear Exgange (

    Similar Products Used:   AheadSet SX-1, FSA PIG DH

    Bike Setup:   Specialized P.3, TANK headset, Radical stem, Giant bars, Marzocchi Z-1 drop off forks, Tioga tires, Sun Rhyno Lite rims, shimano drivtrain, shimano vee brakes w/ boosters, Axiom seat, tektro brake levers, welgo flat pedals...

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Todd a Weekend Warrior from Portland, Oregon, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2002

    Strengths:    4130, baby! It's strong, and has very thick cups. It holds up well to BMX thrashing. It stays adjusted much better than old school 1" threaded.

    Weaknesses:    Kind of heavy (for a headset) The nickel plating chips off if you use a cable detangler, and the dustcaps only act to catch dirt inside the bearings, so you'll have to overhaul it more often than with a true sealed headset. It was expensive from LBS, but you can get them mail-order or online for under $30, minus shipping.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you can find it for fairly cheap, and don't mind overhauling your headset frequently, this headset is for you; but if hate working on your bike, and want somehing that is 'set it and forget it' it is well worth the extra money to go sealed.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Lakeside Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   Aheadset SE, various threaded headsets

    Bike Setup:   2000 K2 DMC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Darren Leary a Downhiller from Victoria BC

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Steel, deep cups, hasn't come loose yet.

    Weaknesses:    none as of yet...

    Bottom Line:   
    What a good buy this is. If you can't shell out the millions for the Chris King Steelset this is the way to go.

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    Favorite Trail:   Planet of the Apes

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Forbidden Cycles.

    Similar Products Used:   Aheadset, Chris King

    Bike Setup:   2001 Super 8, Stratos S7, hayes, 26/24, Axiom chro-mo cranks.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Crazy Bit#$ a Weekend Warrior from NY

    Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

    Strengths:    -Tough

    Weaknesses:    NOT A DAMN THING...not classy or expensive enough for posers,but it does its job

    Bottom Line:   
    Man,this thing is one tough mutha.6 months of thrashing and it hasn't come loose once.You will probably snap the frame before you break this.I just took it apart today,and everything is still in perfect order.Probably the single best headset you can buy for under $50.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Dan's Comp

    Similar Products Used:   Tange hunk 'o' crap,WTB Greaseguard

    Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1 with all the right stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mbikealot a Weekend Warrior from victoria

    Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

    Strengths:    This thing is built like a tank, hence the name. Saved me from buying a new frame due to an ovalized headtube. The cups are deep and strong.

    Weaknesses:    None it is a tank countries go to war with tanks. None compared to the tange welfare headset that specialized used on my big hit. The forks were takin out to see why the headset was always coming loose, reason the tange piece of crap was destroyed. It does not come in camo color.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom line, buy this headset and you will not be sorry. Buy a tange and you will be sorry. I have been using this for 6 months and no problems to note .

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    Favorite Trail:   the dump and whistler dhin

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Russ Hayes of course

    Similar Products Used:   raceface, tange

    Bike Setup:   Specalized bighit 2000 fully tricked out.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian Green a Downhiller from Lakewood,Ca US

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2000

    Strengths:    -Very tough
    -Never comes loose
    -easy to adjust and install
    -easy to maintain
    -Has goo seals

    Weaknesses:    -Just a little heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    If you come by it buy the son of a gun. It's strong. It'll be the last headset u ever need to buy. Totally reliable!!!!
    To bad I can only go as high as 5 bananas. I would give it ten in both catagories.

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    Favorite Trail:   Everything

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Cypress bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   aheadset(the first one that came out)

    Bike Setup:   96' Gary Fisher Joshua Y. Manitou front all XT, Pazzaz carbon xc bar,rs deluxe rear shock

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