? 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