Cane Creek AER Integrated Headset
Cane Creek introduces AER, the world's lightest headset. By incorporating Norglide composite bearing technology into a super lightweight design, Cane Creek's AER offers over 50% weight savings over competing headsets. The ultimate headset upgrade for road cyclists with an eye on weight.
Norglide Composite Bearing
To develop the AER line of ultra-light headsets Cane Creek partnered with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the world leader in polymer plain-bearing technology. The AER headset incorporates Saint-Gobain's latest innovation in composite bearing technology, Norglide X2. A revolution in bearing technology, the X2 material sandwiches an aluminum base between a layer of low-friction PTFE tape and an elastomeric rubber backing material. This configuration yields a composite bearing that weighs scarcely 1.5 g while eliminating the need for ultra-precise pre-load adjustment that is common in traditional plain bearings
Compression Ring Technology
Tapered compression ring sets bearing preload firmly locking the steerer tube in place. No rocking or creaking no matter what or how you ride.
Split-Lip Lower Bearing
By incorporating a dual lip design the bearing gets twice the protection of standard headsets while decreasing friction.
Premium Headset Alloy
Cups and spacers are machined from 7075 T-6 aluminum, which is 95% stronger than the 6061 alloy used in many headsets.
Cost-Effective Weight-Savings Upgrade
At a cost of $2.36 per gram saved, when compared to other components, the AER headset represents the single most cost-effective weight-focused upgrade available.
- Lightweight "Window" Design
- Norglide Composite Upper Bearing
- Compression Ring Technology
- Split-Lip Lower Bearing
- Premium Headset Alloy
- Most Cost-Effective Weight-Savings Upgrade Available