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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.

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*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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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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Q & A

Hey, what headset of the 40 series will work with the Cube Stereo Hybrid 2021 Sl HPC bike? As far as I know it has zs56 both on the upper and the bottom and it has a rockshox zeb as a fork?. Darin asked on July 20, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can you with your headset fitment question in more detail. Thanks.

Andy Bennett answered on July 22, 2024 store manager
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Hey, does the zs56 upper and bottom cups work with the rockshox zeb fork? Darin asked on July 20, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can you with your headset fitment question in more detail. Thanks.

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I have a surron and have a couple forks starting with the kke,fastace 2.0, and rock shox world Cup since I need a headset for the world Cup the 40 series is what I need correct Chad Potvin asked on July 5, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can you with your Surron headset question in more detail as they do not use a stock headset option. Thanks.

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Hi I have a 40series headset. I wanted to ask about the top cap. Between the compression ring and cap there is a thin shim/bearing cover. Which orientation does it go?? Howard Fong asked on June 30, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can you with your headset question in more detail. Thanks.

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What headset is good for a dh fork ? My norco aurum c7.2 has a broken headset and i cat figure out wich one i need Luca manzella asked on June 5, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can you with your headsets questions in more detail. Thanks.

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Michael L.
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4/5

Working great, only point of improvement would be to explicitly say in the product listing that the lower comes with a crown race. (Which may be obvious to everyone who’s ever ordered a headset part before, but I’m a first timer)

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Pretty good

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