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Cane Creek Bicycle Headsets

Cane Creek threadless headsets on this page: 1 1/8" black model 100 | 1 1/8" model 110 in blue, red | 1 1/8" blue model IS

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From the Cane Creek web site: In 1974, international bicycle components manufacturer Dia-Compe Japan established their U.S. headquarters in the Cane Creek Valley, just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. The official reason for the location was to take advantage of a skilled local manufacturing workforce but rumor has it that company executives were equally fond of Western North Carolina’s beautiful mountains and golf courses.

Despite a primary expertise in brakes, the company began to expand their product line in the late 1980s, taking on manufacturing, distribution and sales of the RockShox® RS1 suspension fork in 1989 – the first widely available suspension fork in the world.

The following year, after a chance encounter with inventor John Rader at the World Championships in Durango, Dia-Compe acquired the patent to a groundbreaking method for creating headsets with no need for complicated threads. Engineers inside the company began to work with Rader to perfect this new “threadless headset”.

In 1992, employees of Dia-Compe USA purchased the company and Western North Carolina facility from the parent company in Japan. Dia-Compe USA was reborn as Cane Creek Cycling Components – an employee owned company dedicated to the idea that the best way to predict the next trend in cycling is to create it. Shortly thereafter, Cane Creek introduced the AheadSet® – the original threadless headset based on John Rader’s design – paving the way for a revolution in frame and fork design.


1 1/8" Black Cane Creek Model 100 threadless headset. New, $180.00

Part# 33217

Can Creek model 100 headset

Beautifully finished

Can Creek headset

And in its factory-new packaging


1 1/8" Cane Creek Model 110 threadless headset. New, $180.00

We have this headset in Blue | Red

1 1/8" Blue Cane Creek model 110 threadless headset. New, $180.00

Part# 33216

Cane Creek headset

Still factory fresh

Cane Creek headset

New and smooth

1 1/8" Red Cane Creek model 110 threadless headset. New, $180.00

Part# 33215

Can Creek headset

From the people who invented the threadless headset.

Cane Creek headset

Another view


1 1/8" Blue Cane Creek Model IS threadless headset. New, $180.00

Part# 33218

Cane Creek IS headset

The usual beautiful Cane Creek workmanship.

Cane Creek headset

In its factory-new packaging.