Cane Creek Double XC Flush Headset

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 189 grams MSRP : $110.00

Product Description

  • Ultra low stack height
  • Allows installation of 1-1/8" forks into 1.5" headtubes
  • Crown Race: 39.7
  • Stack Height: 10 mm
  • Bearing Type: Cartridge

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by NorCalNomad a Downhiller from Redding/Pomona/Bay Area, California

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2009

Strengths:    -10mm Stack height. Was super important to me since the steerer tube on the fork I wanted to use was super short compared to the headtube I was putting it in.
-The fact that this headset uses 45/45 campy bearings (integrated bearings) makes it soooo easily replicable if I ever have to. So basically the cups turn your 1.5 headtube into a 1.125 integrated headtube...I like that.
-Once the cups were pressed in and the race set this thing was basically a drop in installation.
-Sealed bearings make everything nice and simple.
-Traditional aheadset tightening system (that little wedge split washer thing) I have heard that people hate the Sunline Reducer set because of the way that you install/ tighten it.

Weaknesses:    -Price. A BMX headset (2 bearings, race, little split washer wedge thingy, and milled and annoed spacer/ dust cover) is 20-35 bucks and I have a hard time thinking that the and the reducer cups are really worth the $80 that it would work out to be at the MSRP of $110. I think it's a little BS but whatever.

Bottom Line:   
From what I have heard about this headset it will hold up for a LONG time and you know even though it does cost a little more than I think it should, it's a SOLID product that I don't have to think about. Also Cane Creek does put out quality stuff so I don't doubt that it will hold up.

So even though it is I think over priced it's a part that I'm willing to pay for. (or at least w/ a shop discount ;) )

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Favorite Trail:   Boy Scout in Pacifica

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Incycle

Similar Products Used:   Various Cane Creek and WTB aheadsets
Giant Integrated
BMX Integrated

Bike Setup:   Marin Quake 7.3 w/ DHX Air 5.0
Marzocchi 66 VF
Mavic 325's laced to generic 32h hubs
SRAM x.9 set
Hayes hfx-9 8" F&R
Shimano Hone Cranks B-32-22 (want at least a 34 ring)
Truvative Hussfelt cockpit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hangtime a Weekend Warrior from John

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2009

Strengths:    Tight fit, well made

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Bought this HS to replace the FSA. Very well made, clean tight fit and no O rings to keep popping out. Transferring this HS from a Bottlerocket to a new Highline. The bearings are well sealed and in great shape after one year of use. For a reducer HS this is a great buy.

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Favorite Trail:   Crank It Up (Whistler)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   FSA Orbit 1.5 reducer

Bike Setup:   Turner Highline

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by travis a Downhiller from simi valley, ca

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2008

Strengths:    tight fit, clean, flush well made

Weaknesses:    little blue rings seemed to slop around a but, but they stopped when everything was bolted up.

Bottom Line:   
this headset fits well, looks good ,and has a tight feel to it and is strong, "if it holds up for the pro's it should have no problem with me." the whole kit has like 5-6 pieces so its simple too. retails for like $109.95, but you can find them for $78.95 all over.
chris kings are nice, but im not dropping $180 on a damn headset!

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Favorite Trail:   G-spot

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $78.00

Purchased At:   beyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   older style canecreek fat boy

Bike Setup:   trans. bilndside with a foxxer fork.

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