Okay, so I have a new full carbon rigid MTB fork and want to install a crown race which will work with my Cane Creek 40 headset (EC44/40 lower cup). Would prefer a split crown race rather than the stock pressfit crown race that Cane Creek makes - mostly cos I don’t want to place undue force on the base of the steerer tube.
Hope makes one, which even has a similar seal to the CC - I’m 95% sure both bearing races have the same 52mm 36x45 pitch bearings - so is there any reason for why I shouldn’t use the Hope instead?
Cane Creek 52/40
Hope (shown in 1 1/8" - the 1.5 looks the same but bigger :p)