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The Slamset is a premium headset created for riders seeking to lower their handlebars further than the standard stack height without compromising bearing seal and proper preload.  With the HELLBENDER bearing included, the Slamset excels at durability and longevity when it comes to steering performance.

SlamSet is available at select retailers


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Featuring 7075 T-6 Aluminum cups and covers, our premium Hellbender bearing, and some of the lowest stack height bearing cover options available, the SlamSet is the premium headset for riders looking to lower their handlebars without compromising performance.

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.

Slamset preload bolt for slamset headset

Premium Preload

A machined aluminum and anodized preloader bolt, and our premium hybrid steel and aluminum star nut make up the proprietary low-stack SlamSet preload system.

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

7075 T-6 Aluminum, contoured and relieved to minimize weight and maximize strength

Top Cover

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

Crown Race

Aluminum crown race with integrated low friction seal

Compression Ring

Carbon friendly cap-in compression ring


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 SlamSet headset assemblies (top or bottom) will use a 36×45 degree contact angle bearing.


Assembled In USA

Stack Heights

ZS44 – 2mm
IS41 – 4.6mm
IS42 – 4.6mm
ZS56 (bottom) – 4mm


Anodized Aluminum

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