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Chris KingInSet 2 Headset

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Item # CKG0033

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  • Matte Mango, Tapered Inset ($174.00)
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Item # CKG0033
Description

Why We Like The InSet 2 Headset

Chris King headsets are often considered the gold standard for headsets in the cycling world. Building on a reputation for bombproof reliability, the Inset 2 Headset retains Chris King's storied quality and precision with a new design to meet the needs of frames that use a semi-integrated headset.

The main difference between the Inset 2 and the well-known NoThreadset is that the Inset 2's bearings sit inside the head tube instead of being housed in cups on either side of it. The big bonus of the Inset 2 is that all those riders with frames requiring a semi-integrated headset can now get in on the Chris King train of awesomeness.

The Inset 2 Headset also utilizes Chris King's new GripLock compression ring assembly in its top bearing for a safe and secure headset fit. The Inset 2 is compatible with tapered fork steerer tubes and can be adapted to pair with straight 1 1/8-inch steerer tubes by using a Devo baseplate (sold separately).

  • 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
Activitycycling, mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty10 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Matte Mango, Tapered Inset
166g
5.86oz
Navy, Tapered Inset
166g
5.86oz
Red, Tapered Inset
166g
5.86oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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>Rating: 5

Bombproof, and no creaking

Fit:
True to size

I have been using CK headsets for over 20 years. Every other headset that I’ve tried, including FSA, and Cane Creek, end up either failing or at the very least creaking. CK headsets, since they’ve gone to the compression ring standard, have been absolutely silent and perfect.The vast majority of times I’ve isolated creeks coming from my bike it have been from headsets.The amount of time I have wasted chasing down creeks and pulling apart headsets would have easily been offset by the high price of a king headset.

>Rating: 5

nice one

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

this is my 1st chris king headset and it is really of superb quality. and i really like the polished finish in navy blue. and of course it works just perfect as chris king parts are known to be.

>Rating: 5

SOLID

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This headset is extremely well built, functions like a dream, and comes in multiple colors. Can't go wrong.

>Rating: 5

Can't Beat it!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Love the fit, finish and quality of Chris King products and have only heard amazing things about the long term durability. Totally silent and smooth so far and I don't expect that to change any time soon. From what I hear it should out last the life of the bike itself.

>Rating: 5

Chris King Perfection

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

One of the best headsets you can get by far. The limited edition colors always stand out and let you bling out your ride while knowing you are getting a high quality headset.

>Rating: 5

Best there is

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Chris King leaves all other bearing components in the dust. This headset is the best there is. From XC to Freeride, there's nothing with King's longevity. Always rebuildable if you neglect it too long. Ultra-smooth for years. I've been building my custom bikes with King products for years because I know I can count on them to last and out perform all others out there.

>Rating: 5

the king

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Chris King that is. He knows what he is doing. Worth the money every time.

>Rating: 5

Chris King InSet 2 Headset

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The best headset. This will not be a purchase you will ragret.

>Rating: 5

Nice

nice

>Rating: 5

USA Made Quality/Performance

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Works great, looks great, easy to install, made in the USA. What more could you want?

>Rating: 5

Chris King Inset 2

This headset works perfectly with my new Pivot 429 build. Wanted to build a solid bike and this headset is top notch.

>Rating: 5

Thanks for the cool headset.

Chris King. Enough said.

>Rating: 5

Only the King for Mach 6

After a little debate I decided to go with this InSet 2 Headset over Cane Creek on my new Pivot Mach 6. Why build a Boost enduro machine and skimp on the components? I have only ever had one bike with a Chris King Headset and am still kicking myself for selling it. But the King is back and here to stay. Best componentry out there and assembled in the USA. Big thanks to Joe Bolton in our Retail Store Bike Shop for getting my new Mach 6 put together. If you are ever in Salt Lake City definitely stop by our Retail Store to check out their bike selection and visit Joe (2607 S 3200 W, Suite A, West Valley UT 84119). Contact me with any questions about this headset, especially if you are interested in custom building a new mountain bike. Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337 Frame - Pivot Mach 6, Large Stealth Black/Green Headset - Chris King InSet 2 Headset, Black

After
>Rating:

Does this fit the 2012 Trek Superfly Al Elite?

Hey Ruben G, This will fit your 2012 Trek Superfly Al Elite. If you have any other questions feel free to contact me directly: dbennett@backcountry.com.

>Rating: 5

Solid

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

It's a Chris King. Nothing else to say! As long as headset standards don't change, this should last me through several bikes!

>Rating: 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.

Chris
>Rating: 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.

>Rating:

Does this include the 1.5" base plate?

yes it comes with the 1.5" race

>Rating:

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

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).

>Rating: 5

Smooth

Great product. No complaints.