Cane Creek Hellbender 70 ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40 Headset

Item number: 68614
Hellbender 70 ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40 Headset - black/ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40
Hellbender 70 ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40 Headset - black/ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40
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Precision, quality, value: the Hellbender 70 ZS Headset by Cane Creek

The Cane Creek Hellbender 70 headset, made from 6061T-6 aluminium and anodized black, bridges the gap between the 40 and 110 headset series. It has the design elements, seals and bearings that distinguish the 110 headset, but is priced closer to the 40 series. Upper and double lower bearing seals provide perfect protection against dust, mud and other contaminants. The Cane Creek Hellbender stainless steel bearing is specifically designed for use in harsh conditions. Thus, the Hellbender 70 headset affords longevity and reliability that was previously only found in the 110 series.

Designed for 1 1/8" upper head tube diameters and 1.5" lower head tube diameters combined with 1 1/8" - 1.5" tapered forks.


Application: Cross Country, Cyclocross
Upper Cup: 1 1/8"
Lower Cup: 1.5"
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8" - 1.5" tapered
Design: Zero Stack (ZS)

Technical Information:

Material: aluminium (6061-T6)
Bearings: Hellbender premium stainless steel bearings
Upper Stack Height: 8 mm
Lower Stack Height: 4 mm
Upper Outer Diameter: 44 mm
Upper Inner Diameter: 28.6 mm
Lower Outer Diameter: 56 mm
Lower Inner Diameter: 40 mm
Top Cap: aluminium


- bearing cups milled out on the inside for weight savings
- low-friction seals, without loose parts
- Interlok® Spacer compatible
- anodised

Standardized Headset Identification System (S.H.I.S.):

In order to clarify and bring uniformity to a sea of headset standards, manufacturers Acros, Cane Creek, Hope, Race Face, Reset Racing and Ritchey have agreed upon using a shared nomenclature, which will likely include more participating companies in the future. This system takes into account a combination of frame and fork dimensions. Both the upper and lower part of the headset are marked by two alphanumeric identifiers. The first identifier indicates the type of headset (External Cup, Zero Stack, Integrated) and head tube diameter. The second identifier - separated from the first by a backslash - indicates the diameter of the steerer tube. When referring to a complete headset, the specifications of both upper and lower parts must be combined.


EC: Bearings contained within cups that are located outside of the frame (external cup).
ZS: Bearings contained within pressed-in cups where the cup and bearings rest inside the frame (zero stack).
IS: Bearings that fit directly into a bonded or machined interface that is integrated into the frame (integrated).

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- 1 x Cane Creek Hellbender 70 upper headset cup incl. stainless steel bearings
- 1 x Cane Creek Hellbender 70 lower headset cup incl. incl. stainless steel bearings
- 1 x Cane Creek headset cap
- 1 x Cane Creek Ahead top cap
- 1 x star nut with aluminium bolt
- 1 x Cane Creek crown race


  • black/ZS44/28.6 - ZS56/40, out of stock

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by Mathias F.  on 25.05.2020
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Das Headset habe ich in ein Rocky Mountain Instinct mit Jahrgang 2019 eingebaut, als Ersatz für ein FSA Headset für das ich kein Crown Race gefunden habe.
Das Hellbender Headset hat meiner Meinung ein gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis und funktioniert bis dato ohne irgendwelche Probleme. In der Vergangenheit hatte ich bei den 40er Headset von cane creek immer mal Probleme mit den unteren Lager (verrostet). Das sollte hier nicht passieren!

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