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    Cane Creek AER

    Hey All,

    Anybody use the Cane Creek AER headset in an off road capacity?

    Weight is good, stack height is great (for me), just wondering if it would be any good for MTB's.

    Thoughts/feedback appreciated.

    TIA.
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    No good Aer Zs

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_N
    Hey All,

    Anybody use the Cane Creek AER headset in an off road capacity?

    Weight is good, stack height is great (for me), just wondering if it would be any good for MTB's.

    Thoughts/feedback appreciated.

    TIA.
    Sadly yesthe Norglide composite bearing only lasted three rides
    before it developed slop..

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    I think there was a thread about this already or maybe it was on the Weight Weenie site.
    It didn't work for the guy(s) that have tried it.

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    These things are uber light, but they're not durable at all. I talked to a rep(of some sort) at the NAHBS last weekend and he said in a trail application you can expect maybe 3 months. Looking at the thing, I'd suspect less because those bushings do not look durable at all. He said that you could replace the bushings, but man, it seems like more trouble than its worth. Get one of the Crank Brother's headsets which are pretty light, and they actually use bearings.

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    Thanks guys...
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    BTW... forgot to mention that the AER and Crank Brothers Headsets are small... If your frame is aluminum or has a thick head tub, the headset diameter will actually be smaller than the tube (outside) diameter. My friend put a CB headset on his Niner Air9, and it looks rediculous. If you have a steel frame, it probably wont look bad.

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