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Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56 Tapered Headset

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Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56 Tapered Headset

Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56 Tapered Headset

The 40-Series is the workhorse line of Cane Creek’s headsets. The 40-Series borrows design features from their premium 110-Series, incorporating all the features necessary for a durable, light-weight, long-lasting headset that represents the perfect balance of performance, durability and value. The 40.ZS44/ZS56 headset fits bikes/frames with a 1-1/8" - 1.5" tapered headtube designed for ZeroStack headsets. However, by using the Cane Creek Conversion Crown Race (sold separately); the 40 Series ZeroStack Tapered Headset can be used with a 1-1/8” steerer tube.

  • Technical Description: ZS44/28.6/H8/K ZS56/40/H4/K
  • Top Type: ZS - ZeroStack
  • Top Head Tube Inside Dia.: 44.00mm
  • Stem Clamp Dia.: 28.6mm
  • Top Stack Height: 8mm
  • Top Bearing Type: Black Oxide, Sealed
  • Bottom Type: ZS - ZeroStack
  • Bottom Head Tube Inside Dia.: 55.95mm
  • Crown Race Seat Dia.: 39.79mm
  • Crown Race Type: Steel, Face-Sealed
  • Bottom Stack Height: 4mm
  • Bottom Bearing Type: Black Oxide, Sealed
  • Material: 6061
  • Weight: 109g
  • Part Number: BAA0533K
4.8 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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Perfect product
Shipping slow to Australia and free shipping would be good like crc

PROS: Versatile, Durable, Lightweight
September 12, 2016
Darwin , Australia
Solid piece
Buttery smooth. Love this headset. Would definitely recommend considering price. I got the 1-1/8" adapter crown race and it all works great
May 29, 2017
4 months ago
Very nice headset
Installed this headset on my new Transition Scout frame. Press fit was perfect. All parts fit together perfectly. And the steer tube fit is nice and snug with absolutely zero play.

PROS: Durable
September 8, 2016
Kauai, Hi
Good simple headset
Good simple headset. Cane Creek headset guide is also helpful.
September 15, 2016
Anchorage, AK
Smooth as butter
Super quick delivery.

PROS: Versatile, Durable
August 1, 2016
Dallas, TX
Best headset.
Can't go wrong with this headset. Never had any issues. Put these on all my bikes.
June 2, 2017
4 months ago
Denver Colorado
Aesthetics are great and bearings feel awesome
The headset is great and looks amazing. After spinning the bearings through my hands they feel awesome. The only thing that I would say is a con is that it is really hard to install. My recommendation would be to invest in some kind of bearing press. Personally I think that you should run to the local hardware store and make your own as I did. It cost me around $5.00 and made the job extremely easy.

PROS: Attractive Design

CONS: Difficult To Install

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
February 29, 2016
Auburn, Massachusetts
Great Product, excellent quality
Fast, Free, what else could you ask?

PROS: Lightweight, Versatile, Durable
August 19, 2016
Aliso Viejo,Ca
Very, very nice headset
This is a very nice tapered headset. The bearings are sealed and smooth as silk.
The fit and finish on the headset is very nice.
The bearings race is sealed and keyed to the body so it's difficult to put them in the wrong way. There was definitely thought put into the design and construction by Cane Creek.

PROS: Lightweight, Durable
August 13, 2016
Colorado, Front Range
did the trick, great headset
great service from Jenson as usual

PROS: Durable, Affordable

BEST USES: Commuting/City, Mountain Biking
April 27, 2016
Chandler, AZ

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Will this work with a 2012 trek fuel ex 8? The stock forks are Fox 32 Float RL, Trek DRCV and stock headset is a FSA NO.57E, E2, with ACB sealed bearings
yodonatello on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Per FSA's website, the No. 57 is a zero stack headset for a tapered headtube
(50mm/62mm OD). The top bearing set is for a 1 1/8" steering tube with the
bottom with a 1.5" angular contact bearing set. The No. 57E headset is not
explicitly listed, but we can assume that it has similar characteristics to
the No. 57.
Additionally, the No. 57 is indicated (on websites that sell FSA No. 57)
that this is for a headtube with 44mm ID upper and 56 mm ID lower (tapered
50mm/62mm OD).
If all that logic wasn't enough, Cane Creek has a headset finder where you
can type in your bike make, model, and year to find the size you need. For a
2012, Trek, Fuel EX-8 you need a ZS44/28.6 stem clamp diameter for the top
and a ZS56/40 crown race diameter. These are the dimensions for the Cane
Creek 40 ZS44/56 tapered headset. So yes, this will work on your bike.
Is this the one for a 2016 Yeti SB5c ?
Stuar on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Cane Creek has an excellent online headset finder. Just google it up and input your bikes make model and year. I think this is the one.
Will this fit a 2016 YT Capra CF Pro?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My recommendation would be to call Cane Creek, I had to buy a different top piece even though the Cane Creek website said it would fit. Cane Creek customer service is very good, let me purchase the piece I needed at cost even though I did not buy from them.
is it fit 2015 trek session 9.9?
rudifrakarsa on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you go to the cane creek website you'll find a tool to tell you what headset you need for your bike.
Will this fit a 2016 giant trance aluminum frame?
A K on Jun 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would check Giant's website for specs, or (cautiously) Google it. Or take some coffee into your LBS and ask them for advice on sizing. If it does fit, I would recommend it.
This headset will fit Kona Kahuna 2015?
leithowsky on Aug 1, 2016

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