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Drop set 5 42mm / 52mm

Type DropSetâ„¢, DropSet 5
S.H.I.S. Upper: IS 42/28 45°
Lower: IS 52/40 45°

*Upper bearings are compatible with head tube bearing receptacles with a depth of 6.85 to 7.05mm. This is different from Drop Set 2.

Based on over 40 years of expertise in manufacturing high quality headsets with a basic axis of high performance bearings that are manufactured in-house, Chris King is proud to introduce the first integrated headset from Chris King, InC DropSetâ„¢. The project is based on the expertise of Chris King in the production of high quality headsets based on high performance bearings.

The project was designed completely from the ground up, starting with tests that analyzed the forces during use of the integrated and press-fit headsets to discover the inherent problems that needed to be addressed.

The most demanding challenge to overcome is that the integrated headset is set into the frame without being press-fitted. If the bearings are not set tight, they will move and preload will be lost rapidly. As preload is lost, the load on the bearings increases, leading to damage and failurE

This is where Chris King's proprietary GripLockâ„¢ system comes in. The result of years of trial and error by Chris King, this system is a patented design that secures the fork steerer in place with a unique system. The GripLockâ„¢ system ensures that the DropSetâ„¢ maintains a much higher preload than the competition and is impervious to any impact from the road or adverse bearing effects such as emergency braking.

More notably, DropSetâ„¢ is available with a choice of steel or ceramic bearings. This is the first time that Chris King has released a headset with ceramic bearings . Ceramic bearings offer superior wear resistance and rotational performance, and are more durable than traditional in-house manufactured steel bearings, reducing maintenance and extending the life of the headset.

  1. We ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order (payment). (Basically, orders placed before 12:00 p.m. are shipped the same day.)
  2. Messenger delivery is available within Nagoya City only.
  3. We ship every day from Monday to Sunday, except for temporary holidays.
  4. Available delivery areas: All over Japan and the world.
  5. Please note that delivery may be delayed due to credit card processing status. If you would like to specify the delivery date and time, please fill in your request in the additional information in the shopping cart.
  6. The product will be shipped from Circles.
  7. Please contact the shipping company in case of damage or loss during shipping.

Regarding the delivery of completed vehicles

  • Please note that a separate shipping fee of 6,600 yen (including tax) will be charged for shipping a completed vehicle.
  • After receiving your order, we will perform a final check and ship the completed car, but it may take 1-2 weeks. Please understand.
  • Some parts of the bike will be removed for packing. We strongly recommend that you have your bicycle assembled at your nearest bicycle store.
  • We will inform you of the delivery date and other details by e-mail.
  • We apologize for any sales discrepancies at the store.

Regarding the delivery of frame sets

  • Nationwide flat-rate shipping: 3,300 yen (tax included) (However, an additional fee will be charged for delivery to Okinawa and remote islands.)
  • We will inform you of the delivery date and other details by e-mail.
  • We will provide the pre-treatment of facing and tapping for the frame sets purchased at our store as a service. We will inform you separately after purchase.
  • We can also install a headset and BB for a fee, so please feel free to contact us.

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