Chris King designed the first sealed bearing headset in 1976. Thirty-four years later, the King headset remains a benchmark for quality. No other bicycle component can claim the precision, performance and absolute reliability of a Chris King headset. At Chris King Precision Components, they manufacture each headset in their own facility to exacting standards, using quality-at-the-source methods to minimize waste. Even the sealed, cartridge style bearings are made in-house and are hand-checked.
InSet is the classic, unbeatable Chris King sealed bearing headset built into six configurations for contemporary bicycle headtube dimensions. As a low-stack style headset, the press-in cups and bearings are housed within the headtube allowing for an overall lower ride height. The InSet also features Chris King's GripLock bearing cap design that uses a multi-piece bearing cap and a split ring for improved steerer tube interface.
Fits 1 1/8" steerer tubes
Fits 44mm straight headtubes
Includes aluminum cups, bearing cap, and stemcap
Stainless steel sealed bearings
Made in the USA
10 year warranty
For help with installation and troubleshooting, Chris King has lots of info available here
Installed as one of a series of upgrades to my Salsa Fargo 2 that include a Chris King bottom bracket and hubs. Bombproof stainless steel construction and a quality build. Will bring years and many miles of quality trekking in remote locations.
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