The new 2021 color is Chris King's first two-tone anodized black / gold matte finish. With a very beautiful finish, the brilliance of the gold logo stands out.
- DropSet 2: IS 42 / 28.6 ｜ IS 52/40 45 °
- DropSet 3: IS 41 / 28.6 ｜ IS 52/40 36 °
- DropSet 5: IS 42 / 28.6 ｜ IS 52/40 45 °
Bearing: Steel bearing
Chris King is Chris King's first integrated headset based on the know-how of manufacturing high-quality headsets based on high-performance bearings that have been manufactured in-house for more than 40 years. DropSet ™ Was announced.
The project was designed from scratch, starting with testing to analyze the in-use forces of integrated headsets and press-fit headsets and discover unique issues that need to be addressed.
The most demanding challenge to overcome is that the integrated headset is set in the frame without being press-fitted. If the bearings are not set firmly, the bearings will move and preload will be lost rapidly. As the preload decreases, the load on the bearings increases, leading to damage and failure.
Therefore, Chris King's original GripLock ™ This is where the system comes in. Born after years of trial and error by Chris King, this system is a patented design that secures the fork steerer with its own system. This GripLock ™ system ensures that DropSet ™ maintains a much better preload than its competitors and is not adversely affected by impacts from any road surface or bearings such as sudden braking.