Cane Creek IS Headset

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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Product Description

“IS” = “integrated system.” The IS design uses no cups. IS bearings rest inside the head tube of the bike’s frame, which has been specifically designed to cradle the bearings and manufactured to the Cane Creek IS worldwide standard. Other integrated designs do exist on the market, so contact Cane Creek with any compatibility questions. The performance of this headset relies on quality manufacturing of the frame/bicycle maker. Like the ZeroStack design, the IS headset cannot be retrofitted to an existing bike with traditional headset cups.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NoNeedForAName a Cross Country Rider from Uh huh, Western, USA

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2005

Strengths:    Just plain works, east to install, 3 years so far-no maintenance! Light weight. Smooth as buttah.

Weaknesses:    Stupid people install it wrong, ride with it tightened to tight or not tight enough.

Bottom Line:   
Works well for cross country riding/racing - Probably not the best for DH or FreeRide applications.

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Favorite Trail:   Good Trails are Neat

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Came with Litespeed

Similar Products Used:   Cris King, Cane Creek, FSA, Ritchey, WTB

Bike Setup:   Who cares! You won't be able to tell as I scream past you.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Grandpa a Cross Country Rider from Erie, Pa

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2003

Strengths:    Very Light and Great Seals

Weaknesses:    None with proper installation.

Bottom Line:   
There is a top and bottom side to the bearings. The angle goes in the head tube first for proper set-up. If there are installed flat side in, the streering tube will rock around. This could damage the machined head tube, not good!

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Favorite Trail:   Utah, High Country where the trees grow

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Similar Products Used:   none like these.

Bike Setup:   2001 Zaskar Team - Full XTR, Easton Carbon Bars and Seat Post, SID Race, Tubeless Pythons/Mavic CrossMax. 21 1/2 lbs light with Egg Beater Pedals.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by nate from biddeford

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2003

Strengths:    um, none if it doest work, right?

Weaknesses:    the bearings are "designed" to rock around in the integrated cups and wear them out.

Bottom Line:   
Why would anyone design a headset that floats in the head tube, it just makes no sense. mine failed in under 300 miles. supposedly cane creek customer service is cool, but they ought to be to make up for a poor product.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   litespeed appalachian cross

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