Long recognized as the world's lightest headset, the Cane Creek AER now offers a hybrid steel and aluminum bearing that provides even greater durability and a 40% weight savings over comparable models. Strategic machining and precision contours provide an optimal balance between weight savings and strength. The latest AER is an ideal headset choice for road and mountain bike applications- a high quality durable headset with durability and lightweight performance in mind.
The Stainless Steel bearings in the Cane Creek 110-Series headsets and the Black Oxide bearings in the 40-Series are the industry standard when it comes to high-quality sealed cartridge bearings. It is now time to raise the bar! For riders with an eye on weight, this hybrid Steel/Aluminum maintains the quality and durability Cane Creek bearings are known for, while shaving 35% of the weight. Precision engineered by Cane Creek Cycling Components in Fletcher, NC.
AER-Series II® top assemblies are sold individually, to be pared with 110-Series bottoms to match today's myriad of head tube configurations. As with all Cane Creek premium headsets, the AER-Series II® Series features state-of-the-art headset technology, designed and manufactured at the Cane Creek facility in Fletcher, NC, USA.
Headset upper part with 9 mm stack height for 1 1/8" fork.
The name AER.ZS44 Short Cover Top describes the semi integrated (also known as press fit or zero stack) 1 1/8" Ahead headset for frames with a 44mm inner diameter head tube. The S.H.I.S. denotation (see attachment) of the upper part offered here is ZS44/28.6.
Material: bearing cup: 7075 T-6 aluminium, bearing: aluminium/steel
Weight supplement: manufacturer information