Interbike: Cane Creek launches online headset fit database

Double Barrel rear shock gets revamped too

Confused by the flurry of different headset 'standards' that have recently flooded the market? Integrated, semi-integrated, tapered, zero stack, traditional – seems that nearly every frame currently available has its own proprietary setup sometimes. 

Never fear, though: Cane Creek will soon launch a handy online headset fit database that should take the guesswork out of the decision.

Once it goes live, users will simply enter in the make, model and year of their frameset and the database does the rest. If you're not sure, you can alternatively go to the step-by-step section of the site and follow the prompts: first determine which style of headset your frame requires (traditional, integrated, zero stack), take a few simple measurements and off you go – simple as pie.

In conjunction with the new online fitment guide, Cane Creek will also offer an inexpensive 'Gary Gauge' tool to help make the measurements. 

Cane Creek will also offer a limited run of specially etched stainless steel headsets to help raise money for World Bicycle Relief, an organisation that aims to bring sustainable transportation into the hands of citizens of developing nations. 

Only 500 headsets will be produced at a cost of US$200 each and Cane Creek says it will accept pre-orders only.

Cane creek has revised its double barrel rear shock with more linear-feeling adjusters, smoother norglide bushings and a new bottom-out bumper that yields an extra 3mm of shock stroke than before.: cane creek has revised its double barrel rear shock with more linear-feeling adjusters, smoother norglide bushings and a new bottom-out bumper that yields an extra 3mm of shock stroke than before.

Cane Creek has revised its Double Barrel rear shock with more linear-feeling adjusters, smoother Norglide bushings and a new bottom-out bumper that yields an extra 3mm of shock stroke than before.

In non-headset news, Cane Creek has also revamped its Double Barrel rear shock for 2010 with more linear-feeling damping adjusters, smoother Norglide DU bushings for reduced stiction, and an updated bottom-out bumper that allows for an extra 3mm of shock stroke. 

Cane Creek's Thudbuster suspension seatpost gets new rubber based elastomers for a supposedly more natural feeling ride plus an easier-to-understand coding system.

In addition, fans of Cane Creek's Thudbuster suspension seatpost will see new rubber-based elastomers for a more controlled ride plus a new coding system to tell the different durometers apart (they're all black for 2010). 

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James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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