Any time you can reduce parts, you enhance strength and diminish the chance for creaking between those components. The Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/28.6 Tall Top Assembly Headset gives you 15mm of rise without the use of spacers. You get the proven, durable, light-weight, and long-lasting performance 40-series headsets are respected for -- with a little extra, built-in stack height.
The 40-Series Headset cups are crafted from a 6061 T6 alloy and contain Cane Creek's black oxide cartridge bearings. The races and balls start out as 52100 steel and are then given an acid bath to make them more corrosion resistant. They are angular contact bearings (ACB), which deflect both axial and radial loads equally well. The cartridges are sealed with what Cane Creek likes to call a Split Lip Seal -- it has two contact seals per side to keep out contaminants and hold in grease.
To augment the seals on the cartridge bearings, Cane Creek adds face seals to the crown race and top assembly. The Clip-Seal in the upper assembly holds all the parts together, including the compression ring. This makes assembly a cinch, since there are no loose parts to misplace or install backwards.
The Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/28.6 Tall Top Headset is polished and anodized Black. Cane Creek adds laser etched graphics including its logo. This is a IS integrated headset that will mate a fork with a 44mm i.d. head tube. The top bearing cover is compatible with Cane Creek Interlok spacers. The stack height for the top cup is 15mm and the bottom is 1mm.
- 6061 T6 alloy cups
- Steel crown race
- Black oxide cartridge bearings with Split Lip seal
- 15mm rise