Cane Creek Cycling Components is based in Fletcher, North Carolina. The company was founded in 1991 and now offers a range of products including headsets, rear suspension, seatposts, bar ends, brakes and brake levers. There is also a full range of clothing such as shirts, socks, accessories, bibs, jerseys, shorts and vests.
Formerly known as Dia-Compe USA, Cane Creek began life by manufacturing, distributing and selling the RockShox fork, but was soon making products of its own, such as the innovative AheadSet, a threadless headset which ushered in a better-engineered, simpler system for linking the critical steerer-tube/handlebar interface.
Other innovations over the years include the Speed Check disc brake system from 1993, a forerunner of modern disc brakes, and the Air Driver, a lightweight, air-sprung, air-damped rear shock, introduced in 1996. The Thudbuster seatpost, a suspension alternative for hardtails, was first launched way back in 1999 and still forms an important part of the range today.
Cane Creek supports many mountain bike athletes and teams whose purpose encompasses more than just competitive racing – these include James Doerfling, Garett Buehler, Trek Factory Racing, Trek C3 Project, the Rocky Mountain MTB Team, Scott’s Nico Vink, Norco’s Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson, and Darren Berrecloth at Specialized. It also sponsors events such as the Windham World Cup, California Enduro Series, Wausau 24 Race and Oregon Enduro Series.