• The Hellbender bearing is named after a salamander that thrives in the mud, it makes sense that the new all-stainless bearing has an improved seal structure for keeping out water and debris.
• Instead of having the casing, or the webbing, for the balls to sit inside, it's completely contacting all the way around.
• There's an extra six ball bearings tucked up in there (over what you'd find in Cane Creek's typical 41-millimeter cartridge) – think Enduro Max.
• The Hellbender's sealing is also more robust than what you'll find in Cane Creek's other headsets.
• The reason for that extra sealing? The IS Slamset top assembly has lost its sealing elements because of the emphasis on creating a low stack height; as a result, the Hellbender bearing has to house all of the seal elements required to keep it from getting contaminated and freezing up.
• Makes for an ideal lower bearing upgrade for year-round riding in wet environments - retrofittable to Cane Creek's 40 series, 110, Air and Angleset headsets and perhaps other brands – check size/fit for compatibility.
• Sold individually
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