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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.

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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.

Additional information

Cups and Covers

6061 T-6 Aluminum Internally relieved to reduce weight

Covers

Tall and short aluminum and carbon covers offered on many IS and ZS models

Crown Race

Durable steel crown races

Bearings

Dependable zinc coated, sealed bearings

EC30 will take a 38mm bearing
EC34 will take a 41mm bearing
ZS44 will take a 41mm bearing
ZS49 will take a 41mm bearing
EC44/40 will take a 52mm bearing
EC44/33 will take a 47mm bearing
EC49 will take a 52mm bearing
ZS56 will take a 52mm bearing
ZS62 will take a 52mm bearing
IS41 will take a 41mm bearing
IS42 will take a 42mm bearing
IS52 will take a 52mm bearing

All complete Cane Creek headset assemblies (top or bottom) will use a 36×45 degree contact angle bearing, with the exception of our IS47/33 and EC44/33 headset assemblies. IS47/33 and EC44/33 will use a 45×45 degree contact angle bearing.

Interlok®

Interlok® spacer compatible

Clip Seal

Innovative Clip-Seal completely seals the top assembly and captures the compression ring to reduce the number of loose parts

Face Seal

High-quality, low friction face seals on the crown races

Stack Heights

External Cup (EC) — 16mm top, 12mm bottom, ZeroStack (ZS) — 8mm or 15mm top, 4mm bottom, Integrated (IS) — 9mm or 15mm top, 1mm bottom

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If I measured and used you guide correctly Need upper headset # EC37 /31.8 and lower # EC37/ 33 Doesn’t give as option to buy, is it available? 1991 Fisher ProCaliber, Top external cup and bottom head tube ID 36.8mm Pressfit, Steer tube OD: 1 1/4’ (32mm). Press fit crown race OD 33.1mm. Have pics of old AHEADSET and sketch with dimensions if needed Gary Durian asked on February 29, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your headset questions, thanks.

Andy Bennett answered on March 1, 2024 store manager
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Hello , could you please let me know which headset should I choose for a Canyon Spectral AL 5 2022 model. I think the dimensions are IS41/IS52 but I wanted to check with you before placing an order. Thank you in advance Achilleas asked on February 27, 2024

Hello, you would need our IS41 Upper and IS52 Lower headset assembly with a 40mm crown race for a tapered fork. Which would look like IS41/28.6 IS52/40. We offer this headset in our 40 Series, Hellbender 70 and 110 Series.

Andy Bennett answered on February 27, 2024 store manager
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What 40 series headset would I need for a 2018 Santa Cruz Bronson with a tapered steerer tube? Thanks. Brian Voelker asked on February 25, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your headset fitment question, thanks!

Andy Bennett answered on February 26, 2024 store manager
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what kind of headset adapter do I need for a Specialized Status 1 to put a tapered fork? Gerald asked on February 17, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your headset questions, thanks!

Andy Bennett answered on February 19, 2024 store manager
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Welchen kompletten Steuersatz der Serie-40 würde ich für meinen Canyon Spectral 125CF benötigen? Bitte genaue angaben. Bei der 40-Serie kann man sooooo viele auswählen. VG Michael asked on February 16, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your headset fitment questions, thanks!

Andy Bennett answered on February 16, 2024 store manager
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