Cane Creek IS Headset

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IS

“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.

User Reviews (3)

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Grandpa   Cross Country Rider [Jun 19, 2003]
Strength:

Very Light and Great Seals

Weakness:

None with proper installation.

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!

Similar Products Used: none like these.
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4
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4
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nate   [May 12, 2003]
Strength:

um, none if it doest work, right?

Weakness:

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

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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1
VALUE
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1
NoNeedForAName   Cross Country Rider [Jun 26, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: Cris King, Cane Creek, FSA, Ritchey, WTB
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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