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Hellbender 70

Durable and Refined



A headset designed to bridge the gap between the 40-series and 110-series headsets. Hellbender 70 has all the design characteristics, sealing elements, and stainless steel Hellbender bearings found on a premium 110-series headset, at a price closer to a 40-series. With a cleaner aesthetic, Hellbender 70 offers a very high level of durability with a look to complement modern builds.

Highlights:

  • Machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum
  • Low-friction upper bearing seal and a double-lip lower bearing seal
  • Premium stainless steel Hellbender bearing
  • Bright-dip anodized finish

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Hellbender 70

Precision - Quality - Value

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.

Hellbender headset bearings

Hellbender Bearings

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.

upper headset bearing cover

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

“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.”

Brent Graves

Cane Creek CEO

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 contoured and relieved to minimize weight and maximize strength

Covers

Low-friction upper bearing seal completely seals cup from contaminants and is fully captured by the top cover with no loose parts

Crown Race

Alloy Dual-Seal crown race provides excellent seal efficiency with low friction

Bearings

Premium, sealed stainless-steel HELLBENDER bearings

ZS44 will take a 41mm bearing
EC44 will take a 52mm bearing
ZS56 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 Hellbender 70 headset assemblies (top or bottom) will use a 36×45 degree contact angle bearing.

Interlok®

Interlok® spacer compatible

Color and Finish

Bright – Dip anodized Black finish

Warranty

2 years

Stack Heights

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

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Q & A

What headset do I need? I was looking at the hellbender 70. I have a tyred Rockshox for 1 1/8 - 1.5 inches. The dimensions for the steerer tube are 44 and 56 mm Tom Bryan asked on April 11, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your headset fitment questions with more detail as we offer multiple ZS44/ZS56 Hellbender 70 options. Thanks!

Andy Bennett answered on April 12, 2024 store manager
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What headset do I need for a Lectric XPeak Step Thru? 11/8” steering tube. It has wobble. Jerry Parkinson asked on March 31, 2024

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

Andy Bennett answered on April 1, 2024 store manager
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I want to confirm BAA1188K the correct headset kit for my '21 Trek Rail & '32 ZEB fork. Mark asked on March 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 March 25, 2024 store manager
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Hey, I‘d like to buy a Hellbender 70 for my YT Tues (ZS49 - ZS56/30) but I can’t find a complete headset with the 1 1/8“ crown race. Do you offer a complete Hellbender 70 with that crown race or do I have to buy it additionally? Cheers, Patrick Patrick asked on March 16, 2024

Hello, we do not offer this headset model with a 30mm crown race. Please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with this headset order, thanks.

Andy Bennett answered on March 18, 2024 store manager
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I have a Focusjam2 6.8 nine with a headset make of VP Components, ZS56/28.6 upper, ZS56/40 lower what CC headset would fit on this? Philip Jones asked on March 9, 2024

Hello, our 40 Series part # BAA2202K for ZS56/56/40

Andy Bennett answered on March 11, 2024 store manager
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