Baseplates

To many, this is commonly called a crown race. We choose to call it a baseplate as ours is technically not a race. It is the foundation of the venerable Chris King Sealed Bearing headset and is designed as a low cost, sacrificial piece, easily replaced when worn or damaged upon removal. Occasionally, it’s nice to start with a fresh one - here’s where you’ll find them.

We offer baseplates in stainless steel and titanium in 1" and 1 1/8" sizes.
Baseplates with undersize bores of up to minus .2mm (-.008") are also available to accommodate non-conforming fork steerer tube mounting dimensions. Please contact our friendly customer service team to ensure the correct sizing for non-conforming fork steerer tube mounting dimensions.

For fork crown and downtube interference issues such as those you may find on 29ers and extra-small size mountain bikes we offer a +5mm baseplate in a stainless steel 1-1/8" size.

Tech information is available on our site:
Headset Tech

Please contact us with any small parts questions:
info@chrisking.com or 800.523.6008

Baseplates 1" 1-1/8"
Stainless Steel 12g 14g
Titanium 6g 8g
+5mm - 28g


Stainless Steel Baseplate
Price $17-$22 each
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Titanium Baseplate
Price $32 each
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Tall Baseplate
Price $20 each
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