Chris King Ti Headset

Chris King Ti Headset 

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 19, 2008]
LiveBetterRideMore
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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 .

Weakness:

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

Chris King stuff is Awesome !!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

Chris King alloy headset, and Hubs.

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5
VALUE
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5
[Sep 19, 2008]
LiveBetterRideMore
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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 .

Weakness:

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

Chris King stuff is Awesome !!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

Chris King alloy headset, and Hubs.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 14, 2006]
Sam Samaha
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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


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!

Similar Products Used:

Generic headsets, FSA headset on an old Trek

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 07, 2007]
TA
Downhiller

Strength:

Super strong, reliable, stiff. great finish, light

Weakness:

NONE

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.

Similar Products Used:

king aluminums, FSA, misc

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5
VALUE
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5
[Aug 29, 2005]
gtwace
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks great, good positive psychological effect

Weakness:

too shiny it hurts my eyes

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.

Similar Products Used:

normal CK headset

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 03, 2005]
Russ Hydro
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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!)

Similar Products Used:

other King sets

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 21, 2004]
albert

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Aheadset, Canes

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 06, 2004]
Jim Pheby
Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

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

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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