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Western North Carolina is known for many things – flowing singletrack followed by rugged descents, miles of beautiful and serene country roads, seemingly endless gravel tracks… and really good beer.
A staple of that regional beer culture is the “small batch” brew. These are unique and interesting beers that are produced in limited quantities for a limited time. They give both the brewer and the beer lover a chance to try something new and have some fun with the beer that they love.
This year, in honor of the brewing heritage of western North Carolina, Cane Creek is offering our own small batch series of products. We are excited to offer our HELM MKII fork, Hellbender 70 headset, Hellbender 70 bottom bracket and crank preloader in a deep amber color we are calling IPA after the iconic brew. These products are available in extremely limited quantities and are only available factory-direct through our website.
Every order of a Cane Creek Small Batch 2020 – IPA product will include a commemorative poster designed in the spirit of some of the great beer labels we’ve seen over the years. Orders over $200 will also include a pint glass featuring the same commemorative design (while supplies last)
Like the beers they are named after, these small batch products are expected to go quick so get your order in today.
Machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum with a bright-dip black anodized finish, and features a low-friction upper bearing seal and a double-lip lower bearing seal that combine to completely seal cups from external contaminants – delivering exceptional durability and reliability previously limited to our premium 110 series.
The Hellbender 70 also includes our premium stainless steel Hellbender bearing – specifically designed and tested to withstand heavy-duty use and extreme environmental conditions.
The Hellbender bearings are built to live in the most extreme conditions, keeping you riding smoothly through rain, mud, grit or whatever the road and trail throws at you. Using Stainless Steel bearings and advanced sealing elements.
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
“Here’s a secret: the Hellbender70 headset works just as well as our legendary 110. If you don’t want to pay for the higher polished finish and satisfaction guarantee that comes with the 110, the Hellbender70 is your choice. The heart of a headset is the bearing, and the 110 and Hellbender70 both use the same durable Hellbender bearings.”
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.
Got more questions? Want to know what size bearing you need? Check the Headset FAQ here.
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6061 T-6 Aluminum, Internally contoured and relieved to minimize weight and maximize strength
Low-friction upper bearing seal completely seals cup from contaminants and is fully captured by the top cover with no loose parts
Alloy Dual-Seal crown race provides excellent seal efﬁciency with low friction
Premium, sealed stainless-steel HELLBENDER bearings
All complete Cane Creek Hellbender 70 headset assemblies (top or bottom) will use a 36×45 degree contact angle bearing.
Interlok® spacer compatible
Small Batch – IPA
ZeroStack (ZS) — 8mm top, 4mm bottom, Integrated (IS) — 9mm top, 1mm bottom
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