New Stuff from Chris King

Components News

2012 has been a fantastic year here at Chris King. The Portland summer has been mild and sunny with heaps of good riding both on and off road. All of these things have been good for our collective state of mind, and we find ourselves energized, relishing these long awaited summer days and nights. We have put our enthusiasm to good use and are excited to introduce a plethora of new and redesigned precision-machined pieces set to be released in the coming months.

  • Take a sneak peak at our new Press Fit 24mm and 30mm bottom brackets. Chris King’s serviceable dependability is coming soon for your contemporary oversized bottom brackets needs.
  • Updated 150mm and the brand new 157mm downhill and freeride specific rear hubs with a wider hub body for better load distribution.
  • Ceramic bearing option for all Chris King ISO hubs will keep your hubs running silky smooth for decades to come.
  • Our new InSet 8 lends legendary Chris King durability for the 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” tapered steerer tubes that are quickly becoming the go-to setup for high-end carbon road and cyclocross bicycles.

Press Fit Bottom Brackets

Durable, servicable and beautiful now available for Press Fit bottom brackets. Announcing the Chris King solution for Press Fit 24 and Press Fit 30 bottom bracket standards.

  • Stock stainless steel bearings with optional ceramic bearing upgrade
  • Available in 10 anodized colors
  • Industry leading 5-year warranty
  • Utilizes Chris King’s legendary in-house bearings
  • 100% Made in Portland, Oregon USA

PFBB24

  • Compatible with Shimano 24mm cranks
  • SRAM GXP 24mm spindle cranksets will require our Stepped Spindle BB kit
  • Designed to interface with our current grease injector

PFBB30

  • Our PF30 system is compatible with 24mm spindled cranks by using our 30mm to 24mm spindle sleeve adapters
  • SRAM GXP 24mm spindle cranksets will require our Stepped Spindle BB kit
  • Specifically designed grease injector tool to accommodate the systems larger bearings

157×12 ISO Rear Hubs

Introducing 157×12 axle compatibility for Chris King ISO rear hubs. Our axle upgrade will bring the durable serviceability of our ISO hubs to the growing number of downhill bikes with 157×12 axle spacing.

  • Patented RingDrive system for immediate and secure hub engagement
  • Stock stainless steel bearings with optional ceramic bearing upgrade
  • Easy axle interchangeability for effortless cross compatibility between 150 and 157 axles
  • Available in 10 anodized colors
  • 5-year warranty
  • Utilizes Chris King’s legendary in-house bearings
  • 100% Made in Portland, Oregon USA

Introducing Ceramic Bearing Options for ISO Hubs

Since their introduction Chris King ISO hubs have set the industry benchmark for quality and durability and we are proud to announce a ceramic bearing option for these venerable hubs. Race proven by the Santa Cruz Syndicate on the world’s toughest tracks our ceramic bearings are lighter, harder, and more perfectly round than our stainless balls creating a bearing with exceptional speed, strength and durability.

  • Patented RingDrive system for immediate and secure hub engagement
  • Fully serviceable sealed ceramic bearings
  • Easy axle interchangeability for efortless cross compatibility
  • Available in 10 anodized colors
  • 5-year warranty
  • Utilizes Chris King’s legendary in-house bearings
  • 100% Made in Portland, Oregon USA

Inset 8 Headset
Chris King developed the InSet 8 headset to accommodate the tapered 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” steerer tubes present in todays road and cyclocross bikes. The InSet 8 presents a well-designed aesthetic fit by streamlining the headtube and headset cup interface without compromising Chris King’s industry leading function and durability.

  • Specifically designed for 44mm headtubes
  • Accommodates forks with 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” tapered steerer tubes
  • Will accommodate a traditional 1-1/8” steerer tube with the use of a Devo 1-1/4” to 1-1/8” baseplate
  • 10-year warranty
  • Available in 10 anodized colors
  • Utilizes Chris King’s legendary in-house bearings
  • 100% Made in Portland, Oregon USA

Source: Kyle Von Hoetzendorff

 

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