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Hellbent on sealing the deal.
If you're tired of bearings with weak seals blowing up after a few rainy rides, or getting caked with dirt until they don't spin without a painful creak, then its due time to replace your headsets beat up old bearings with the Cane Creek Hellbender Headset Bearing. This burly cartridge bearing houses all of its stainless steel ball-bearings inside of a fully-sealed case, skipping webbing and casing that we see in over bearings, instead featuring complete contact all the way around. This makes for a superior seal to the elements, and longer lasting smoothness. While the Hellbender was designed for Cane Creek's new SlamSet headset, which lacks as many seals as other headsets, it is completely retrofit-able to Cane Creek's 40 series, 110, Air and Angleset headsets.
- Cane Creek's most sealed bearing for extreme conditions
- Fully encased ball bearings skip casing for full contact
- Stainless steel construction is durable and smooth
- Completely sealed to prevent contamination, rust, and damage
- Designed for SlamSet but retro-fittable to many other Cane Creek headsets
- Item #CNE001D
- Q & A
Better than the stock Cane Creek 40
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It is clearly a more substantial bearing than the Cane Creek 40 that came stock on my bike. The bike I replaced this on had only had just under 2 years of low to moderate use. When I took the fork out for cleaning I noticed the bottom bearing was shot which was unexpected. I think that this one will last a lot longer based on its heavyweight feel compared to the original. However, don't let the marketing on the Cane Creek web site fool you.. it says "Precision engineered by Cane Creek in Fletcher, NC" which may be true, but the package the Hellbender Bearing comes in says "Made in Taiwan". Still, if you need a replacement, I would buy this one.