In this MTB How To, we are going to be installing a new headset! Whenever you are replacing the headset on your mountain bike, it is very important to align the headset cups and bearings properly and apply grease in just the right places. Here we are going to be walking you through step by step to ensure you get the most life out of your headset. No one likes a creaky headset!
Here we will be installing a Cane Creek 110 series headset on to a Santa Cruz V10. All of Cane Creek's 110 series models are designed, machined, assembled, and tested right in Fletcher, North Carolina. American Made! The specific model headset used is a Cane Creek 110 ZS49/28.6 / ZS49/30.
Before we start, let's go over what tools will be necessary to get the job done just right. In order to get a perfect install, we will be using a Park Too HHP-2 Headset Press. We would not recommend using a rubber mallet as an alternative but will say it can be done. Next we have a Park Tool Crown Race Setting System and Park Tool mallet to install crown race safely. For grease, we like to use Maxima's waterproof grease. Lastly, you will need a good set of allen keys. Thanks to the guys at Old Spokes Home bike shop in Burlington, Vermont for letting us use the tools for this MTB How To.
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