Our headsets are not specifically 'mountain' or 'road'. We make every Chris King headset to exceed all standards, regardless of where you choose to use it. All you need to do is choose the attachment style and size appropriate for your fork. If you would like to use your old 1" fork with your new 1-1/8" frame, you do have the option of using our Devolution™ sized headset.
Chris King GripNut™
Our GripNut is the outstanding choice for bicycles with threaded forks used without headset spacers or cable hangers. This unique design features a threaded collet positioned inside the adjusting and lock nuts that firmly clamps the fork threads. The result is a headset system with incredible holding power and ease of adjustability.
GripNut is ideal for heavy touring or rough riding conditions. Its design is also a welcome solution for problem forks with damaged or undersized threads and for threaded forks that have been cut too short.
Choose from 9 colors of aluminum GripNut models in three standard sizes (1", 1-1/8" & 1-1/4"). Also, a limited production run of titanium GripNut models is made available each year in 1" size only.
Conversion kits are also available to convert any other same size Chris King headset into a GripNut™.