Cane Creek Solos Headset

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $110.00

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Product Description

The Solos headset utilizes very low friction bearings for drag free performance. The large diameter balls (5/32") are larger than those of other headset brands and yield reduced rolling resistance. The bearings also incorporate low drag rubber seals and nylon retainer cages for more efficient bearing movement.
In addition to housing fully sealed stainless steel cartridge bearings, the Solos' overhanging cup/cover design keeps contaminants from reaching the bearings. This overhanging "treacherous path" feature is repeated with the lower cup/crown race.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jmw a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2009

Strengths:    smooth
looks good
good seals

Weaknesses:    bearings can come loose if you mess with them

Bottom Line:   
This is a great product though now replaced by the 100 and 110 series, but I've had several Solos headsets that have moved from frame to frame.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   all other cane creek models, Ritchey, Tange, FSA

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerald a Weekend Warrior from Orlando, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Strengths:    Smoothness, feels like it glides on air. I got the tall cup. I performs flawlessly... Looks aren't to shabby either.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
The product is great!!! I've never used a Chris King before and probably don't plan to since its a pretty penny. But the headset is awesome!!! Feels like there is no drag/friction. Performs like it glides on air. Makes the bike feel more responsive...

5 flamin' chilis!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Jones Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek Aheadset (came stock with bike)

Bike Setup:   2004 Raleigh Ram 2.0 that highly modded...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Chapin, SC

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Strengths:    Available colors, does what it is supposed to do.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This headset has performed very well so far. I replaced a CK that creaked with this one. It looks very good and cost a little less then my King did. Mine is red, but this headset comes in many different colors.

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Favorite Trail:   Harbison

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Bike To Nature

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek S-8, Chris King

Bike Setup:   07 Rockhopper Pro (highly customized)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oliver a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2007

Strengths:    Looks, quality of bearings and seals, and 6 color options for those who like the bling.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Just as good as a Chris King with out the price tag. I am surpised I do not see these on more bikes.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Greenfish

Similar Products Used:   Chris King

Bike Setup:   Kona Unit 2-9

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