Cane creek Forty replacement bearings

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  1. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Hey guys recently discovered my headset bearings are cactus in a cane creek Forty, the bearings are zs44 zs56 are these available from bearing shops?
    Online can only find the whole headset or top or bottom assemblies..

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  2. The Dude

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  3. Oddjob

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  4. creaky

    creaky Likes Bikes and Dirt

    40s shit themselves and corrode in short time. 110s last.
  5. The Dude

    The Dude Likes Dirt

    Only the upper?

    I was under the impression only the top on the 110 was stainless
  6. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    Does 110 still refer to the warranty period in years?

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  7. c3024446

    c3024446 Likes Bikes and Dirt

    +110 for the 110. And yes, the warranty is still 110 years. $60 from MTB direct, steep for a bearing, but you get what you pay for,.
  8. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Diymtb do an Enduro bearing in SS to suit. $35 plus postage.

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  9. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Thanks guys, are the zs part numbers still what I look for in the other types as in 110 or enduro bearing? Not sure on what I need to order exactly

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  10. The Duckmeister

    The Duckmeister Eats Squid

    Don't rely on the ZS numbers for new bearings. ZS (Zero-Stack) 44/56 headsets have cups pressed into the frame, which has 44/56mm bore diameter, with the bearings fitted in the cups. Different headsets can have different cup internal diameters, therefore different bearing diameters for the same frame diameter. The bearings should have printed on the outer shell the specific dimensions, eg. 40.8 x 30 x 8 45* x 45* or 45* x 36*. Match the new bearings to the numbers on the current ones.
  11. Oddjob

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    Just email Mountainbikesdirect or diymtb and they can tell you which bearing you need. You might as well do the top bearing while you are at it.

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  12. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    How long do you blokes get out of your 40 ser. headset bearings ? I had a FSA last over 4 years and a King more than 2 years and it still was ok up until I did a frame swap. Just gone over to the Canecreek 40 and it's been 6 months on one bike and a couple months on the other but everything is still working fine.
  13. BT180

    BT180 Eats Squid

    I've had the 40 on my bike since April last year. Only a month or so ago it developed a creak, so I had it looked at when I got my fork serviced. Was just re-greased and she's good as new again.
  14. yuley95

    yuley95 Likes Dirt

    I've had mine in for 18 months and all good. No creaking/indexing etc.
  15. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Thanks Duck, ill have another look!

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  16. Flip666

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    Will do, they're both knackered anyway

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  17. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Mine have lasted just less than a year, have had a few very wet rides over the last couple months though..

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  18. Flow-Rider

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    Oh good, I thought because people recommended the 110 bearings that there was some really bad experiences. The 40 series aren't all that cheap and I hope to get more than a few months out of them.
  19. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    IIRC, 40 stands for 40 hours of warranty.
  20. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    That doesn't sound like much, just checked on strava and between 2 bikes I've already done 99hrs 11mins between 2 bikes this year and I haven't ridden as much as I normally do.

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