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The Move to Portland 2000 - 2009

2000 SINGLE SPEED HUBS (Shown with FunBolts)


Early on delivered with in-house machined aluminum cogs, later switched to a stainless steel cog. These single speed specific hubs eventually incorporated the ISO 6 bolt disc brake rotor mount. Also uses the unique ring drive system and single speed specific drive shell.

2001 ISIS BB STANDARD

Co-Develop ISIS BB Standard as open license to use the trademark for compatibility identification. Shimano’s Octalink came after this. 

2001 ISO 20MM FRONT HUB

Later named LD for large diameter. 


2001 ISO DISC HUBS


Standard 6 bolt disc brake rotor pattern. (Cut-away demo model shown)

2001 WINNING TOUR DE FRANCE HEADSET


This headset was from one of Lance Armstrong’s Time Trial bikes used during the 2001 Tour de France. Later, CK remarked “[our] headsets are strong enough to withstand superhuman strength.”

2001 FIRST SEMI-INTEGRATED HEADSET (Shown with prototype integrated bearing cap headset spacer)


The Predido, a semi integrated headset, was CK’s answer to the newly popular integrated headset design. Unlike integrated headsets, CK’s semi integrated, sealed headset bearing was designed to be pressed into a hidden, minimized cup.

2001 PATRIOT HEADSET (RED/WHITE/BLUE)


After the tragic events of Sept 11, 2001, the Patriot Headset was produced and proceeds went to a fund aiding victims of the event.

2002-2003 ISIS OVERDRIVE BOTTOM BRACKET


Co-Developed the ISIS Overdrive 48x1.5mm Threaded BB Standard. At the time the industry was not yet ready for an oversized BB diameter. This BB led to the new T47 BB standard.

2004 - Present CURRENT CK HEADQUARTERS


View of the Manufacturing Floor 2801 NW Nela Street, Portland, OR The present-day Chris King HQ is located in Portland’s NW Industrial neighborhood in what was once a MJB/Folgers coffee roasting and canning facility. 

2005 PRETTY AND STRONG® / THE PINK HEADSET AND PARTS


A close relative of a CK employee was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news hit home and led to a special release headset with a percentage of every sale going to breast cancer research & awareness.

2006 Chris King inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

2007 1.5 HEADSET & PRE-LOADER


A purposeful, downhill specific headset used by racers worldwide.

2007 150MM DOWNHILL HUBS INTRODUCED

As Downhill Racing became more extreme, the need for a wider hub to build a stronger wheel became necessary. It quickly became a hub with Olympic and UCI DH World Championship pedigree.

2008 RESTART OF CIELO

The Cielo Road Bike Chris built for himself kicking off the relaunch of the Cielo brand.

2008 CIELO BIKE PARTS

2008 SOTTO VOCE


“Soft Voice” for those who prefer fewer logos, namely builders. Released at the North American Handmade Bike Show in Portland, Oregon.

2009 NEW SHOP SPACE FOR CIELO

After months in Chris’ barn, Cielo production moved to a space inside the Chris King HQ in Portland, OR.

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO AN OPEN HOUSE 2010 - 2020 >>

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