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Chris King Precision Components launches its first drop-in headset

Published August 2, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has released its first-ever integrated headset, which it calls the DropSet 1. The DropSet 1 is also the first CKPC headset with a ceramic bearing option.

The company designed the bearing from the ground up specifically for drop-in application and with an emphasis on reducing creaking, the company said.

The made-in-house bearings are 41.0mm 45/45, and 52.0mm 45/45. It has a S.H.I.S. IS41/28.6 upper bearing and IS52/40 lower bearing. It's available in all standard CKPC anodized colors.

It fits bikes from Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, All City, Ibis and others.

The company also said its GripLock design provides improved pre-load retention. It has a 10-year warranty, the same as all CKPC headsets.

MAP is $125 for a stainless steel bearing version or $245 for the ceramic version. It will be available Aug. 13.

Available Aug. 13.

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