To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chris King Precision Components, we have pulled together a very limited offering of collector’s kits in our “Olive Crate” colorway. The color name is a throw back to the large agriculture crates that Chris poached from a nearby olive orchard and used to move his shop to Portland over ten years ago. The parts also feature a labor intensive brushed finish that is something we have never offered before and unique to this offering.
After months of development we are proud to announce that Boost compatible ISO B 148×12 rear and 110×15 front hubs are in stock and ready to ship. These new hubs feature our patented Ring Drive system for 72 simultaneous points of engagement all manufactured in-house in Portland, OR.
Pretty & Strong doesn’t just materialize in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a year-round effort that we’re proud say we’ve supported for over a decade now. In 2004, Chris King Precision Components launched a limited edition series of pink headsets and hubs in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Based on the success and positive feedback we received on this project, in September 2006 we added Pretty & Strong pink as an in-line color choice. A portion of the proceeds from each Pretty & Strong sale is donated to the Oregon and SW Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to help fund breast cancer research.
There’s a story we preach to our riders, without going into depth it boils down to this: as you use our hubs, they don’t wear out, they get faster. This isn’t something our marketing department came up with, though they do like to talk about it. Our engineers are the ones telling this story, and while not everyone knows it, Syndicate gets it.
Cielo is facing one of the best hurdles we could hope for, an explosion of demand. Around the globe we’ve seen riders requesting our frames, and the growth of our Racer series has been exceptional. Our Road Racer and Road Racer Disc have taken our production floor by storm, and to meet that demand we’ve brought in a couple of helping hands.
Bend is a different beast. Our series of Gourmet Century events typically stays on the road, though sometimes less-travelled and not always well-paved. The Bend GC ignores that convention and leads participants through some of the best trails the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We try to balance the serenity of time alone in the woods with the camaraderie that group rides thrive on.
The 2015 Gourmet Century event schedule kicked off last weekend in the remote prefecture of Japan known as Aichi. This event was designed to focus on showcasing the fine cuisine from our home in Portland to the participants in Japan. The riders that came out couldn’t be bigger fans of the American hand-built scene and the appreciation emulated from every direction. No matter the direction you looked it was a different bike, t-shirt, or socks from our friends at Retrotec, Signal, The Athletic, Breadwinner, Hunter, Geekhouse, Firefly, Desalvo and Cielo Bicycles.
When our assembly department gathers over 200 pieces to create a single ISO hubset, they don’t know if those hubs will end up at a local trailhead or taking the top step of the podium in Fort William. Because we don’t cherry-pick the parts they race on, every hub we build we know can head straight to a World Cup race…..and win.
We are fiercely independent, incorruptible by passing trends or fads. Careful consideration drives our actions. We practice patience with new product and process introductions. We recognize our efforts are just a few points in a universal continuum.