This integrated model is built for head tubes designed to the 41mm OD spec and 1 1/8" threadless steerer tubes. It uses the 45 degree bearing standard.
- Compression ring captured in top cover, keeps any needed shims in place
- Stainless bearings feature Split-Lip seals for twice the protection of a typical cartridge bearing
- Includes adjusting bolt, star-nut, aluminum top cap and aluminum crown race
- 9mm stack height
- S.H.I.S. Upper: IS41
- S.H.I.S. Clamp Diameter: 28.6mm
- S.H.I.S. Lower: IS41
- S.H.I.S. Crown Race: 30.0mm
1 year ago
Keep in mind that an internal headset is pretty much all bearings... I'd be curious to see the difference between these internal sealed cartridge bearings and those in the much, much cheaper Cane Creak IS-3. I doubt there's much difference.
A properly installed sealed cartridge bearing headset will last for years, no matter the brand. If the bearings wear out, it's simple to replace them -- that's the advantage of cartridge bearings!
I'd opt for the cheaper Cane Creek option and spend the extra dough on something that really impacts performance, like cables or brake pads or ...
PROS: Attractive Design, Durable
BEST USES: Racing, Road Biking, Mountain Biking
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