On a high shelf in Ben’s Cycle large warehouse, we’ve discovered a small box of limited edition Chris King PURPLE NoThreadset headsets in the original packaging!
These were first produced in 2013 and are now pretty rare. We don’t expect them to last long!
A Chris King NoThreadset with GripLock is likely the only headset you’ll ever need for your bike.
We use King headsets and bottom brackets on our Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Mettle cyclocross bike, and they’ve lasted several seasons of hard racing!
Ben’s Cycle also has King NoThreadset available and in stock in Pink, Pewter, Gold, Green, Black, Navy, Red, Silver, and Dread.
We’ve stated before that Chris King makes the best headsets on the planet. It uses the same in-house manufactured sealed cartridge bearings. They’re fully serviceable, and they’re made from surgical grade stainless steel. The constant contact seals you get on a King are easily removed to allow for user servicing, yet provide an impervious barrier to the worst grit and grime of riding.
Once NoThreadset Installed Correctly, You’ll Be Rolling Smoothly
BikeRadar says it’s critical to install them correctly, but once you do, you’ll understand King’s legendary reputation.
Not many ‘ultimate components’ have held their crown as long as Chris King’s headsets, but fit them right and you’ll see why they have their cult following.
Chris King were one of the first threadless headset manufacturers alongside Japanese firm Hatta. Their custom stainless steel bearings have a deservedly legendary reputation for almost perpetual silky smoothness.
Despite no extra sealing besides the mechanical shielding of the overlapping cups, they regularly outlast their 10-year guarantee.
Installed correctly, the NoThreadSet is true fit-and-forget stuff, and comes in a rainbow of colours including ‘Patriot’ and ‘Rasta’.
NoThreadset Part of King History
Chris King has been making performance bicycle parts since 1976. Not only does Chris King produce some of the finest parts available anywhere, but the company sources and manufactures everything from the U.S. and has an environmentally friendly production system that is known throughout the manufacturing world.
The Chris King NoThreadset uses user-servicable stainless-steel cartridge bearings with full-contact seals for durability.
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
- 10-year built-to-last warranty
- Legendary made-in-house bearings
- Available in nine beautifully anodized colors in both bold and sotto voce marking options
- Responsibly lightweight
King includes star nut, sized-to-fit steel steerers (weights do not include star nuts), user-servicable stainless-steel cartridge bearings with full-contact seals, and anodized colors
Steerer Tube: 1-1/8″ Threadless
Headset Type: 1-1/8″ Standard Cups
Color: See Dropdown
Crown Race: 30.0
Stack Height: 31.4 mm
Bearing Type: Cartridge
Material: 7075 Aluminum
Weight: 126.0 g