Chris King NoThreadSet headset review

Bling factor 9

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £109.00 RRP | USD $173.97
Chris King NoThreadSet

Our review

The best steering bearings in the business, but it needs accurate fitting to avoid creaking
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Not many ‘ultimate components’ have held their crown as long as Chris King’s headsets, but fit them right and you’ll see why they have their cult following.

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Chris King were one of the first threadless headset manufacturers alongside Japanese firm Hatta. Their custom stainless steel bearings have a deservedly legendary reputation for almost perpetual silky smoothness.

Despite no extra sealing besides the mechanical shielding of the overlapping cups, they regularly outlast their 10-year guarantee.

The lack of a lock washer makes accurate facing of the head tube and fitting (with the correct CK press inserts) essential, otherwise persistent creaking and occasional loosening are potential problems – especially with longer forks.

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Installed correctly, the NoThreadSet is true fit-and-forget stuff, and comes in a rainbow of colours including ‘Patriot’ and ‘Rasta’.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, NoThreadSet (09)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Chris King

Features Features, 2, 0, Features, Sizes: 1in (£112.80), 11/8in, 1.5in (£140.50) Options: Titanium (1in, £211.39; 11/8in, £192.81), Steel (11/8in, £136.06), 1.5 Reducer (£151.50), Inset (£125)
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 127
Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Various