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Chris King DropSet 3 - Ceramic

Chris King DropSet 3 - Ceramic
  • Color: 3D Violet
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Gold
  • Color: Matte Black
  • Color: Matte Turquoise
  • Color: Midnight
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Silver
  • Color: Two Tone Black Gold
$296.00 - $337.00
Color: 3D Violet
S.H.I.S.: IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36°
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Why We Make This

The simple answer is that many contemporary bicycle frame designs call for the headset bearings to ride inside the frame's headtube. After decades of making press-in bearing headsets, we needed to make headsets that worked in these newer frames.

From the beginning we understood that integrated headsets posed a unique challenge in that the bearings are not pressed into a cup and sit loosely in the frame. When bearings are not pressed securely into a cup they shift and move, rapidly losing preload. As preload drops, the bearings are more susceptible to creaking, damage, and failure. That's a problem we know how to solve.

Why You Want It

Enter, our patented GripLock bearing cap. The GripLock preloads the headset independently of clamping onto the steerer, so it retains preload far better than the competition and is impervious to the ill effects of load spikes from large hits and heavy braking. This means smoother steering, no more creaking, and a longer lasting headset.

Our GripLock design also takes the guesswork out of preloading a headset, because the bearing preload force is independent of the clamping force. Our headsets can be preloaded to a torque spec.

Compatible with Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, Santa Cruz Stigmata (without baseplate), Ibis Hakka MX, and more.

- Ceramic Bearings
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
- King Lifetime Warranty
- Legendary made-in-house bearings
- Patented GripLock retention design for dependable headset adjustment (US Patent 8662517)
- 41mm 45x45 upper bearing
- 52mm 36x45 lower bearing
- Compatible with the included baseplate and 36 degree integrated crown races

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
3D Violet / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529204544 CBP1C
Black / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529092509 CBB1C
Gold / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529109719 CBY1C
Matte Black / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529094718 CBB2C
Matte Turquoise / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529096668 CBT2C
Midnight / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529201185 CBZ2C 210000027769
Red / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529096675 CBR1C
Silver / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529097900 CBS1C
Two Tone Black Gold / IS41/28.6|IS52/40 36° 841529109702 CBBYC