Cane Creek Introduces the All-New Aheadset System

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The all-new Aheadset® is more than a collection of individual headset models, it’s a complete system that will revolutionize the way bicycle headsets are serviced. The all-new Aheadset® system intelligently maximizes parts interchangeability while at the same time minimizing the number of unique parts. With just 18 unique parts in the system, 11 different headset configurations can be assembled, from Traditional models all the way through a ZeroStack™ for threaded or threadless 1″ or 1-1/8″.

Aheadset® is the quintessential service and repair headset system that will enhance a service departments ability to serve its customers with a high-value, feature rich, problem-solving, durable product.

Available mid-April 2010

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Aheadset.com

Official Press Release

Aheadset Standard Models

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Included in the all-new Aheadset® system are six standard, boxed models that cover the majority of common headset repair and replacement needs.

Traditional Threadless
Threadless 1″
Threadless 1-1/8″

Traditional Threaded
Threaded 1″
Threaded 1-1/8″

ZeroStack Threadless
Threadless 1-1/8″

Integrated Threadless
Threadless 1-1/8″

All Aheadset® headsets have a $23 MSRP

Aheadset Interchangeability

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A critical design goal has been met: minimize the number of unique parts while maximizing interchangeability. Universal high-ball-compliment caged bearings are used on all but the integrated model. An innovative compression cover integrates the compression ring and top cover for threadless configurations. One universal top cap was developed for both 1″ and 1-1/8″ threadless configurations. In threadless configurations the cone and crown race are the same part. All but the integrated headset feature a universal LubeAlarm green o-ring seal.

The commonality of parts makes the Aheadset® system adaptable to a number of unique headset configurations beyond the 6 standard models. Using the small parts kit, it’s possible to create 11 unique headset configurations; including a ZeroStack™ threaded assembly for either a 1″ or 1-1/8″ fork. Additionally, 1″ threaded or threadless steer-tubes can be, for the first time ever, adapted to a 1-1/8″ head-tube.

Aheadset Configurations – Problems Solved

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The parts included in the Aheadset® Parts Kit can be used to create 11 different headset configurations.

Parts Kit

Traditional Threadless
Threadless 1″
Threadless 1-1/8″
Threadless 1-1/8″ to 1″ Conversion

Traditional Threaded
Threaded 1″
Threaded 1-1/8″
Threaded 1-1/8″ to 1″ Conversion

ZeroStack Threadless
Threadless 1-1/8″
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ZeroStack Threaded
Threaded 1-1/8″
Threaded 1-1/8″ to 1″ Conversion

Integrated Threadless
Threadless 1-1/8″

Configuration Chart

Aheadset® is a product of Cane Creek Cycling Components

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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