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 mixed style headset, the top press-in cup and bearings are housed within the headtube allowing for an overall lower ride height, while the lower bearing retains a traditional, external style. 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"-1 1/2" tapered steertubes
Fits 44mm straight headtubes
Top internal bearing and cup, bottom external bearing and cup
Includes aluminum cups, bearing cap, and stemcap
Stainless steel sealed bearings
10 year warranty
Made in the USA
For help with installation and troubleshooting, Chris King has lots of info available here.
What needs to be said that hasn't already been said about CK headsets? Their reputation goes before them and for good reason. Fit one of these and you'll never have to think about your headset again. Smooth rolling bearings and well sealed to keep the elements out
Every bike deserves a Chris King headset. Why would you not go with the best? This headset is for a tapered fork and 44mm straight head tube. Must have. Once it is on you do not worry about it ever again. If you can catch it on sale it is a must buy.
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