Chris King is a legend of the cycling world. And “precision” is the word. Chris King components rest on mind-numbingly precise bearings, that are ultra-durable and easy to service.
Chris King made its first headset in 1976. The bearings and strength were superior, so demand soared among pro racers and MTB masters of the '80s. Today, The Chris King Inset 7, the Dropset 3, and the Chris King Nothreadset are top-of-mind for dream bike builders.
The Chris King R45 hub is the cornerstone of the reputation. The balance of weight, performance, and durability made this an instant classic. There’s now a disc brake version too. And, like other Chris King parts, the R45 is available in brilliant anodized colors.