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Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC44 Headset Tapered

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Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC44 Headset Tapered

Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC44 Headset Tapered

The 40-Series is the true 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 Cane Creek 40 ZS44/EC44 headset fits bikes/frames with a 44mm headtube and forks with tapered steerer tubes.

Cane Creek Specifications
Technical Description ZS44/28.6 EC44/40
Top Type ZS - Zero Stack
Top Head Tube Inside Dia. 44.0mm
Stem Clamp Dia. 28.6mm
Top Stack Height 8mm
Top Bearing Type Black Oxide, Sealed
Bottom Type EC - External Cup
Bottom Head Tube Inside Dia. 44.0mm
Crown Race Seat Dia. 39.79mm
Crown Race Type Steel, Face-Sealed
Bottom Stack Height 12mm
Bottom Bearing Type Black Oxide, Sealed
Material 6061 alloy
Manufacture Part Number BAA0717k

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Great headset for using a tapered fork on an older frame
This is a great quality headset that makes it possible to use a modern tapered steerer fork on a frame with a 44mm ID headtube. Installation is a little tricky though. The insertion depth of the lower cup is deeper than most 44mm headtubes are designed for since 44mm headtubes were originally designed for zero stack headsets with straight 1 1/8 steerer forks. This means that you may need to have your frame's headtube bore cut slightly deeper, which can be done but requires some special tools. Also, just as some other people have commented, the aluminum cups are somewhat soft which means even with a proper headset installation press you need to be careful installing this headset to avoid bending the cups; and trying to install it with a rubber mallet or a hammer and a block of wood is a bad idea because you will probably ruin the cups. The bottom line is that this a great headset that works exactly as it should but you should have a good experienced bike shop install it for you unless you have a lot of experience working on bikes and all the proper tools.
June 7, 2016
New London, CT
40 series
An awesome piece of gear, perfect for 44mm head tubes. If you have a tapered fork, this is your solution. It can also be used in conjunction with 110 series crown race adapters to allow the use of a straight steerer.

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Durable
February 19, 2016
North Jersey
Great product
Came creek Headset Installs easily. Looks good. As described.
March 20, 2017
4 months ago
easy delivery
September 2, 2016
40.4850° N, 106.8317° W
Best value for money headset
Delivery was prompt. Easy to track. Delivery time and manner are as expected.
November 29, 2016
Beaverton Oregon
Awesome headset!!!
The product arrived on time .
October 3, 2016
Rosamond CA
Delivery company had a hard time picking up the package and brining it to my home once it hit their warehouse.
October 6, 2016
Salt Lake City
Works great.
Easy install, lasts forever.

PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Install
March 8, 2016
Boise ID
high quality cane creek headset
Very high quality part, easy to install. Zero issues with cane creek

PROS: Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

BEST USES: BMX, Upgrade, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Racing, Casual Riding
February 23, 2016
Portland Oregon
Very kind.
October 18, 2016

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Is this tapered of 1 1/8? Title says tapered, but the selection option says 1 1/8?
Nomad.66-Mark on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My fork is 1 1/8 tapered to 1 1/2. My stearer tube is 1 1/8 all the way through so it's not tapered. This cane Creek headset worked great. It does make your fork stick out some 1/4in more at the bottom but that's fine, unless your fork is already at max travel that the frame supports. Then check with frame manufacturer. My fork was 160mm and that was the max that frame would support, but I lowered the forks travel to 140mm anyway and solved that little problem.
A top cap, crown race, and star nut are not shown in the picture. Is a top cap, bolt, crown race, and star nut included?
Shawn on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it was a complete headset, all inclusive.
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I purchased a 2014 BMC TrailFox 01. Frame measures 44 mm and 56 mm (ID). The fork I will be using is a Fox FIT CID Factory Series. Will this headset work with this headset? Please help. Thanks, Jeff
jeff g on Jan 4, 2017
With a 44mm upper and 56mm lower, this headset will not work. This headset has a 44mm upper and lower cup. I'm assuming that your fork is tapered as well, so with that being said I've attached the proper headset for you below.
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Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56 Tapered Headset
Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56 Tapered Headset
Would this headset help me install a tapered Manitou 30 fork on my Cannondale Catalyst 1 1 1/8 straight headset? ( It's just that I don't know what is the internal diameter of it.) I would really appreciate the help. Thanks
Ruben on Nov 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used it to install a tapered fork. It worked great. If your frame will take a tapered fork it will work. Some older frames don't work with a tapered fork.  I hope this helps. 
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Would this work on a soma juice with a Surly Krampus fork?
Marcus on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. If the fork has a crown race installed you're good to go, otherwise you need this crown race:
WIll this work on my 2015 X caliber 6? I am going to run a tapered 1.5 to 1 1/8 rockshox reba but Im not sure what the internal diameter is of my headtube.
brm on Jun 2, 2016

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