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40-Series – EC44/40 – Bottom – BAA0085K

Quality And Value

1 review|6 answered questions

$43.99



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Our 40-Series headset is the entry point for performance, quality, and value. Drawing from the premium 110-Series design, the 40-Series includes all the features necessary for a durable, lightweight, and easy to use headset.

Highlights:

  • Easily replaceable, sealed cartridge bearings
  • 6000 series alloy cups and materials
  • Sealed steel crown race
  • ZN40 Bearings
  • Precision engineered by Cane Creek in Fletcher, NC

We make headsets easier. Our headsets use interchangeable parts and over forty configurations to meet almost every size need. Sold in straight and tapered assemblies or tops & bottoms, tops are generally available in either short (9mm) or tall (15mm) bearing covers to further customize the look of your cockpit setup.

Looking to add some color? Check out the Hellbender 70 in Chroma Studio.

*Our ZN40 bearings (used in all 40 Series headsets) can feel rough in hand initially. This is a necessary side effect of the corrosion-resistant zinc coating used on the balls and races. This initial roughness wears in, becoming smoother with use, and extends the overall lifespan of the bearings. 

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Forty

Setting The Standard

Featuring a full alloy construction – sealed cartridge bearings, 6000 series alloy cups and materials, and a sealed steel crown race, the Forty series headset sets the standard for all other headsets to be judged.

Cane Creek Zn40 headset bearings

ZN40 Bearings

The ZN40 bearings are corrosion-resistant zinc-coated, machined steel cartridge bearings with hardened steel balls, which vastly increases the longevity of the 40 series headsets. 

Forty Series Headset

Interlok® Spacer Compatible

Our patented Interlok spacer design provides solid interface between the top cover and spacer stack, meaning they “nest” together and into the top of the bearing cover, which helps minimize shifting under load while riding; and shave 25% in weight off a standard alloy spacer stack. Spacers sold separately

Cane Creek Headsets

A Legacy of Innovation

In 1992, we brought the Aheadset®, the original threadless headset, to market – kicking off a major change in the way bicycle frames and forks would be developed going forward.

The original design of that revolutionary headset is still found in almost all bikes on the market today.

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    High quality and reliable.

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Q & A

The steel crown race of your EC44/40 can will be installed on rigid carbon mtb forks? Lorenzo asked on June 6, 2024

Hello, our 40mm crown race can be installed on forks with a tapered 1 1/2 inch steer tube. We would recommend reaching out to the forks manufacture to see if this carbon fork has an integrated crown race.

Andy Bennett answered on June 6, 2024 store manager
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What are the exact measurements of the bearing? Outer diameter (52mm or 51,8 mm?) inner diameter and height? Lukas asked on April 11, 2024

Hello, our EC44/40 lower assembly uses a 52x40x6.5mm bearing that is 36x45 degrees.

Andy Bennett answered on April 11, 2024 store manager
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Hey, will this help convert my 44 top and 44 bottom straight head tube, to accept a 1.5 tapered fork? Anything else I’d need? Nathan asked on January 26, 2024

Hello, yes. this EC44/40 lower headset cup will allow you to use a tapered fork.

Andy Bennett answered on February 7, 2024 store manager
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Will this work on 1.5 taper.external cup..44mm headtube..what bearing race do I need?? Jacob Allen gonzales asked on November 10, 2023

Yes, this is the correct headset for this application. This headset assembly comes with the crown race that you need as well!

Ben Rea answered on November 21, 2023 store manager
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Hi Does this come with a matching 40 series crown race? Greig asked on September 11, 2023

Yes, this will come with a 52/40mm crown race.

Ben Rea answered on September 12, 2023 store manager
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