Chris King Ti Headset Headset

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $259.00


Product Description

The ultimate temptation, the Chris King titanium headset is hard to pass up. So, satisfy your need for reasoned analysis while still allowing yourself to succumb to the lure of inspired impulse and ask yourself: What could be better than the world's finest headset made from the universe's sexiest metal?

Produced only once or twice a year and offered only in 1 inch and 1-1/8 inch NoThreadSet and 1 inch GripNut models, the Chris King titanium headsets are often a little hard to come by but always worth the wait.

Price range: $225 - $250


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LiveBetterRideMore a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, Ca., U.S.

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2008

Strengths:    Looks great and so far feels smooth. I installed headset on Merlin CR Works Ti road bike, and every thing seems fine. Make sure to use anti-seize and ream/face etc. Hopefully the only headset I'll need in my lifetime .

Weaknesses:    None, If it holds up like the other King products I've owned.

Bottom Line:   
Chris King stuff is Awesome !!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Chris King alloy headset, and Hubs.

Bike Setup:   Merlin CR Works.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LiveBetterRideMore a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, Ca., U.S.

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2008

Strengths:    Looks great and so far feels smooth. I installed headset on Merlin CR Works Ti road bike, and every thing seems fine. Make sure to use anti-seize and ream/face etc. Hopefully the only headset I'll need in my lifetime .

Weaknesses:    None, If it holds up like the other King products I've owned.

Bottom Line:   
Chris King stuff is Awesome !!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Chris King alloy headset, and Hubs.

Bike Setup:   Merlin CR Works.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TA a Downhiller from So Cal

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2007

Strengths:    Super strong, reliable, stiff. great finish, light

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Best HS to date, I run a Hopey and dont have to worry about ovalized headtubes as well as I dont suffer the penalty of a steele HS's weight. All around bomb proof product.

Make sure you use ti grease when installing it to keep it from creaking. Other than that its a rocking product, I race, huck, fr and urban and no worries or services needed as of yet.

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Favorite Trail:   anything lift assisted!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   ridemonkey

Similar Products Used:   king aluminums, FSA, misc

Bike Setup:   Canfield F1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Samaha a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, AZ USA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2006

Strengths:    I have just one word to describe this headset... DAMN!

Weaknesses:    None, unless you don't like to part with money for unneeded luxury.




Bottom Line:   
The CK headset made of Aluminum is already universally known as the most robust bike component made today... well, this kicks it up a notch!

btw... works great on my Ti frame, just make sure to use a lot of "TiPrep" and face/ream the frame before you install, no matter how well made it is!

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $239.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Generic headsets, FSA headset on an old Trek

Bike Setup:   see for yourself: http://homepage.mac.com/sjsamaha/PhotoAlbum39.html

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gtwace a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2005

Strengths:    Looks great, good positive psychological effect

Weaknesses:    too shiny it hurts my eyes

Bottom Line:   
Not alot of ppl know about the CK Ti headset nowadays, but is sure looks damn good and feels damn good to have one on your bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $259.00

Similar Products Used:   normal CK headset

Bike Setup:   Red Black Zaskar Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russ Hydro a Weekend Warrior from Tempe,Az U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2005

Strengths:    Well, First off it's a King, so there you go! Never having to care! Something to give the grandkids...

Weaknesses:    None..., But I do kind of stare at it from time to time. Oh yeah, giving it to the grandkids!

Bottom Line:   
If you can hang with the wait and the price then don't look back,just get one! (And really who cares what anyone else thinks!)

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $255.00

Purchased At:   Rage Cycles

Similar Products Used:   other King sets

Bike Setup:   Retro cruise mtb schwinn '01 panther king single speed F&R hubs easton carb. post and xc bars,thomson stem mavic 517 DT 14/15,wtb rocket v Ti seat,xtr v's and ritchy tires king Ti headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by albert from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2004

Strengths:    Aesthetically pleasing
Smooth as knife thru jelly
Light while durable (I have seen 60 grams headset, an Italian brand, but wouldnt count on its durability compare to the Kings)
-What other headset will want to be when they grow up.
-Want to use it to decorate my desk/bookshelf.


Weaknesses:    PRICE, well, if you want the best of the best, you have to pay for the price
at times you may look like a poser with lots of money that you dont know where to spend, or how to spend it.
Well, this is what other cyclist will say about it anyway.
Only, and ONLY people who has owned one of this will appreciate how precious they are.


Bottom Line:   
I got this headset from Aspirevelotech on Ebay, (if you are reading this, Michael, Thanks again!), Great service, I live in New Zealand, quite remote area compare to most of you guys, and this dealer delivered the headset within a week after the transaction completed!!
extremely efficient, the packaging and handling was best I have seen, (bought a set of HID lighting from LUME, was pretty amazed with their package)
Anyway, if you want the ultimate. go for it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Aspirevelotech of Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Aheadset, Canes

Bike Setup:   custom ti frame, Crossmax sl, xtr, fox f100 and....Chris King Titanium headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Pheby a Racer from Thame

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    Silky-smooth,
Indestructable,
Looks like a piece of Art and
there is nothing better. Anywhere. Ever.


Weaknesses:    I will come back to you on that one in around 30 Years...

Bottom Line:   
All you need to do is feel the bearings on other Headsets, and compare them to this. Look at the reviews of the Perfected Chris King NoThreadset. Everyone (Apart from those one off liars around), reviewed it as the best buy availible. But with the titanium version, times the life of the regular NoThreadset Headset by around ten because of the titaniumness(A Hundred year old Chris King - It will happen!).
Basically if you want the Royal crown jewels on a bike, this is better. Get it right now, if you can find it.

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Favorite Trail:   Aston Hill, Hornton Hill, Wisley.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Aspirevelotech

Similar Products Used:   Woodman Saturn Race, FSA Pig, Chris King NoThreadset (Regular), Cane Creek Somthing.

Bike Setup:   Soon to be the greatest BMX around.

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