Cane Creek Culture

The Soul Of The Creek

dream. build. ride. smile:

We promise to dream and build great products that advance bicycles and make riders smile.

Core Values & Beliefs:

Our core values reflect what is truly important to us. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the foundation of our company. 

  • We seek every opportunity to unleash the collective creativity and intelligence of our team members.
  • We recognize that everyone has a contribution to make.
  • Curiosity, exploration, asking questions, and taking a different approach are critical for us to keep getting better at what we do.
  • Through a synergistic approach and higher level of service, we foster partnerships with our customers so that together we can achieve more than we could independent of each other.
  • We focus our resources on products that are meaningful to our partners.
  • Maintaining stakeholder balance & alignment is a cornerstone for our success.
  • We chose organic growth: slowly, steadily, and through our own energy and resources.
  • We recognize the history of our accomplishments and strive for the continuous improvement of our reputation for excellence. 
  • We dedicate our company to be a steward for our community and environment.
  • We love what we do.

Our Roots - Innovation

1989

1989

Dia-Compe USA (Cane Creek) takes on manufacturing, distribution and sales of the RockShox® fork in 1989, achieving internal expertise in suspension components.

1992

1992

Dia-Compe USA became Cane Creek Cycling Components and introduced the threadless headset (AheadSet®). This innovation ushered in a better-engineered, simpler system for linking the critical steerer-tube/handlebar interface.

1993

1993

Cane Creek develops the Speed Check disc brake system, a forerunner of modern disc brakes.

1996

1996

One of the first of its kind, the Cane Creek Air Driver (AD Series) introduced a lightweight air-sprung, air-damped rear shock to the market.

1997

1997

Crono wheels were launched with Cane Creek's patented straight-pull, nipples at the hub design.

1999

1999

The Thudbuster™ was introduced in 1999, a highly effective suspension alternative for hard-tail bikes that continues to be the top seatpost in its class.

2002

2002

Expanding the AD Series, we introduced the Cloud 9, an ultralight air sprung, air damped rear shock with speed sensitive valving.

2005

2005

The revolutionary Double Barrel was created, bringing Twin Tube suspension technology and 4-way independent adjustability to bicycle rear suspension.

2009

2009

Cane Creek partners with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to develop the AER® family of superlight headsets. Utilizing composite bearing technology and other gram-reducing design features, the AER® becomes the World's lightest headset.

2010

2010

The AngleSet™ head-tube angle-adjusting headset was introduced and garnered a prestigious Eurobike Award.

2011

2011

After much anticipation, the DBAir was added to the Double Barrel line, bringing the first air-sprung rear shock featuring Twin Tube Technology and 4-way independent adjustability to bicycle suspension.

2014

2014

Expanding the Double Barrel line, the DBInline packed twin-tube features and four-way adjustability into a sleeker inline package. The new shock transformed the way shorter-travel bikes performed.

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