Chris King lives by the ideal that a product is not worth making unless it is made better. This ethos is expressed in every single component that leaves through the doors of their factory in Portland, OR. Designed to be the best performing and longest lasting components on your bike, their headsets, hubs, and bottom brackets are meticulously machined with obsessive precision using USA-sourced steel and aluminum. This obsession for perfection and reliability was the driving force to Chris King producing their very own bearings in-house using USA-sourced steel.
Chris King headsets, hubs, and bottom brackets are designed to be the last you will ever need. Their bearings are even designed so that, as their angular contact bearing races burnish, they get faster with age. As a manufacturer they have gone to great lengths to minimize their environmental impact, such as using canola oil instead of traditional cutting fluid, so they can recapture, clean, and reuse it indefinitely. The impact of manufacturing includes the entire lifespan of a part. With a full support of replacement parts, each component can be fully serviced at home or through Chris King directly reducing the need to replace these components.
Chris King Precision Components believes so fervently in the high-quality, reliability, serviceability, and performance of their products that they offer a true lifetime warranty, including their bearings. If you manage to damage one, the King Lifetime Warranty means that they will repair any part that hinders the function of your component free of charge. This means more confidence in your parts and fewer bike parts ending up in landfills, minimizing the environmental impact on our World. .
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Aheadset Semi-Cartridge Bearing 1-1/8" Aheadset was spawned with
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Describing a brand like Chris King is no easy feat. They’ve held a unique position in the bike community for about as long as any of us can remember. They are the embodiment of meticulous engineering—a spirit of doing things right the first time, and not having to do them again. No cycling company has generated the kind of loyal following and unanimous respect that Chris King has. It is a truly remarkable company. From their fiercely independent spirit to their one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, Chris King holds a position in cycling that nobody else could. And it doesn’t take more than a ride on a pair of their hubs or one of their headsets to understand why. That bumble-bee engagement is enough to make some of us swoon.
But if that still doesn’t convince you, take a look at some of their processes and products. For starters, Chris King makes all their bearings in-house. They begin with a purpose-built and proven design, and scrupulously craft their components out of the finest materials available. In their iconic hubs, you’ll find their legendary RingDriveTM system. These outstanding pieces of machinery feature Drive and Driven Rings that are made of heat-treated stainless steel, and feature 72 points of simultaneous engagement (45 points of engagement on the R45 Road Hubs). This system offers an entirely new level of engagement, giving you instantaneous torque, and the capacity to handle torque loads in excess of 800ft/lbs—a tolerance that dulls the allure of many other high-end hubs by comparison.
So if you’re looking for the apex in bike bearing technology—if you want a headset or pair of hubs that you know will stand reliably by season after season—then you’ve found your match with Chris King.