Cane Creek C-4 Threadless Headset

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

The latest offering from Cane Creek. The C-4 takes off where the C-2 left off. It uses high quality Japanese sealed cartridge bearings. Featuring a true angular contact for superior sealing. 126g.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eric Savage a Weekend Warrior from Austin, tx USA

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Strengths:    Its nice looking and when it works, it works very well. Stayed tight till it broke. Rolled smooth.

Weaknesses:    The top cartrige bearing broke :( I run a Gary Fisher Cake 3 with a Marzochi All Mtn # fork on the front (5 in travel free ride fork). It cracked under a VERY hard stop while on the front brake (Hayes 8"). This was no trivial panic stop but I would have expected it to survive. Sounded like a 22 caliber rifle firing when it broke!

Bottom Line:   
Headsets work great or they dont - this one worked great until the top cartrige bearing broke - Ive done worse to lesser parts with no problems. Cant recomend Im afraid - however the Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost is positively bullet proof and worth every penny - get one!

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Hill Ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale head shock - various headsets, really never paid much attention...

Bike Setup:   using an all mtn bike for cross country cos it soooo plush...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Aldinger a Cross Country Rider from PDX

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2005

Strengths:    Race and bearing construction

Weaknesses:    Thin race lip requires special tool for fork race removal.

Bottom Line:   
It is a good cheap headset. Still smooth with only one disassembly for cleaning. I believe in the angular contact bearings now.

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Favorite Trail:   The skinny dirt one behind the tree

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $41.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Farm (lbs)

Similar Products Used:   King No-Thread, DiaComp, Aheadset C-2, Cane Creek S-2

Bike Setup:   This has been on two forks and two frames setup as XC hard tails with light jumping use

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