The 40-Series sets the standard for performance, durability and value.  Drawing from the Premium 110-Series Design, the 40-Series incorporates all the features necessary for a durable, light-weight, long-lasting headset.  

To make it easier, we developed consistent graphics, interchangeable parts and over 40 configurations to meet almost every need.  Sold in straight and tapered assemblies or tops & bottoms, Cane Creek's 40-Series offers the largest fitment range of any headset line on the market.   Precision engineered by Cane Creek in Fletcher, NC.

Cups and Covers

6061 T-6 Aluminum

Crown Race

Durable steel crown race with low-friction face seals

Compression Ring

Aluminum captured compression ring


Interlok® spacer compatible

Compatibility Internal parts are cross-compatible across the 10, 40 and 110 series
Stack Heights

Consistent top and bottom stack heights
External Cup (EC) – 16mm Top, 12mm Bottom
ZeroStack (ZS) - 8mm or 15mm Top, 4mm Bottom
Integrated (IS) – 9mm or 15mm Top, 1mm Bottom


Bicycling.com : "Unlike many headsets that just have a single seal on the bearing or race, the 40 Series has both, doubling the protection. The seals don’t add any noticeable friction, allowing your bar to turn smooth and free."  

Competitive Cyclist:  "With Cane Creek's 40-Series Headset, you don't have to worry that spending less will equate to getting less performance. It's the working class headset that offers serious durability and smooth performance, rivaling their 110-Series Headset."

 Bike Rumor:  "When it arrived, I was impressed by the look of Cane Creek’s newest headset.  The Forty-Series (and it really is a series, with dozens- if not hundreds- of variations)"...

Singletracks.com:  "There are a few refinements to the design, such as a different top cap that holds the upper seal while securing the compression ring."

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