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Item # CKG0033

Your inner sanctum.

Chris King headsets have been the industry benchmark for 35 years -- ever since the company created the first sealed bearing headset in 1976. This InSet 2 Headset is built upon that tradition, though it has different dimensions and style to fit current frame specs. It's designed for bike frames that require a tapered, semi-integrated (zero stack) headset.

We're not sure why it took Chris King so long to begin manufacture of their InSet. When we bought our first bike frames that required semi-integrated headsets, we wanted Chris King quality, even if the always luscious polished and anodized parts were going to be mostly obscured by the headtube of the frame. They're available in all configurations now, and the good news is that the InSet headset is like all other King headsets -- it will probably last longer than the frame you'll install it in. From the saddle, you'll get a view of that coveted logo on the top bearing assembly and steerer cap to remind you of your inspired purchase.

All parts of the InSet 2 Headset are machined in-house in Chris King's Portland facility, from the aluminum cups to the stainless steel sealed cartridge bearings. The bearings are pressed into alloy cups that are then pressed into the headtube. The difference between an InSet headset like this one and NoThreadset is that, here, the bearings are housed inside the headtube. The InSet 2 offers the same quality and precision that you've always expected from King parts, and the upper bearing cover uses their new GripLock compression ring assembly.

The Chris King InSet 2 Headset will mate a tapered fork steerer to a bike with a headtube having a 44mm ID top and 56mm ID bottom dimensions. You can also use a straight 1-1/8" fork if you use a 1.5 Devo baseplate (sold separately). Black only.

  • Compatible with straight 1 1/8-inch steerer tubes and tapered 1.5-to-1 1/8-inch steerer tubes
  • Compatible with tapered headtubes with an upper internal diameter of 44 millimeters and a lower internal diameter of 56 millimeters

  • Tapered, semi-integrated (zero stack) headset
  • Aluminum cups and caps
  • Stainless steel bearings
  • GripLock compression ring assembly
  • Compatible with tapered 1 1/2-to-1 1/8-inch steerer tubes and straight 1 1/8-inch steerer tubes
  • Compatible with tapered head tubes with a 44-millimeter upper internal diameter and a 56-millimeter lower internal diameter

Tech Specs

Material:
(cups and caps) aluminum, (bearings) stainless steel
Recommended Use:
smooth turns, headtubes designed for internal headsets
Manufacturer Warranty:
10 years
Actual Weight:
Bold Black, Tapered Inset: 156gSilver, Tapered Inset: 166g

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Avg. ride time: 2h 29m per week
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5 5

The Best of The Best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Chris King makes the only headset I'll run on any bike I own. Why? Because they machine, polish and hand assemble everything in their Portland facility for quality, availability and product control. Everything they make, they guarantee and their raw materials are sourced from US mills to guarantee the best processes available.

Not only are they US made, but Chris King's InSet headsets are some of the smoothest, strongest headsets available. You won't hear them clicking, popping, stuttering or pulling after a few months, because Chris King headsets are designed to last for the lifetime of the bike... And longer. The InSet 2 was designed for low-stack quality in bikes with tapered pairings.

Do yourself a favor and make the investment in your bike that a Chris King headset is.

The Best of The Best
Avg. ride time: 1h 15m per week
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5 5

Ive had a few

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A headset that will last longer then your bike.
Why spend a bunch of money on a new bike and put a cheap headset in the thing. I have never had an issue with king headsets and will always use them in the future.

Does this include the 1.5" base plate?

does this fit with the 2013 yeti sb66 carbon frame?
thanks

Responded on

Yes, it should fit but just in case measure the inside diameter of both the top lower openings of the headtube. The top inside diameter should measure 44mm and the lower inside diameter should measure 56mm (I had a 2014 Yeti SB66c with this headset).

Yes, it should fit but just in case measure the inside diameter of both the top lower openings of the headtube. The top inside diameter should measure 44mm and the lower inside diameter should measure 56mm (I had a 2014 Yeti SB66c with this headset).

Will this fit a Felt FC frame?

Will this fit a Felt FC frame?

Responded on

Hi Dirk,
The headset you need for the Felt FC is a integrated headset. http://www.fullspeedahead.com/products/327/NO42CFACB
The Chris King will not work for your frame.

5 5

perfection

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Headset perfection has a name: Chris King. Period.

Is this headset compatible with the Litespeed...

Is this headset compatible with the Litespeed L3 2013? Thanks

Best Answer Responded on

According to Cane creek this is the one you need.