Mention the name Chris King to a group of cyclists, and at least one will sound off with a story about the value and virtues of a beloved sealed bearing component.
That’s us, Chris King Precision Components, and since 1976 we’ve made bicycle components people want to talk about. Over the years, we’ve heard many tales of how a headset went from bike frame to bike frame, or of a hubset surviving seemingly intolerable conditions. Some who have chosen Chris King components have stories to tell of Tour de France podiums, others of World Championships in the dirt, but most are the tales of daily rides and a passion for the bicycle. We are forever proud of the new bike build stories that begin with a Chris King headset as the lone, written-in-indelible-ink certainty. Each of these accounts reflects a reverence for our values, and we are honored by every one.
Chris King components are the calling card of a loyalty club; those who know are welcomed and respected by those who know. A touch of color pressed into the head tube or that distinctive angry bee hub sound is all the introduction one needs upon meeting a fellow rider. This loyalty, built over four decades, would not be possible without a bedrock belief in the standards of value, quality, and performance. These are values we share with you, and we strive to exceed these expectations with every step of our design and manufacturing process.