Ride the legend.
When Chris King finally entered the bottom bracket market, the wishes
of cycling enthusiasts and shop technicians, worldwide, were answered.
King's reputation of turning maintenance-intensive, grimy components
into reliable, not to mention handsome, apparatuses pushed that desire.
And, when you check out the PressFit 24mm Bottom Bracket, you'll quickly
see why there was so much anticipation.
The PressFit 24mm bottom bracket houses 24 King-manufactured
stainless steel ball bearings in each cartridge. If you're unaware of
the significance of this, King's precision ball bearings are held to a
much higher standard than the industry norm. This level of thoroughness
established King's reputation for reliability in headsets, and now,
To ensure that reliability, the bearings are user-serviceable with
the Grease Injection Tool (sold separately). To keep things spinning
smoothly, simply add fresh grease with the tool in order to purge gunky,
used grease. This system also has a fringe benefit for racers -- it
provides the option to run thin grease, or even oil, on race day in
order to minimize bearing drag. And, when you're not racing, it's a snap
to inject thicker grease in order to maximize durability.
The Chris King PressFit 24mm Bottom Bracket fits 24mm road cranks and
86.5mm bottom bracket shells, 24mm mountain cranks and 89.5mm, or 92mm
bottom bracket shells, out of the box. 86.5mm shells and 24/22mm road
cranks will require King's Conversion Kit #7, while 24/22mm mountain
cranks and 89.5 or 92mm shells will need Conversion Kit #6. The bottom
brackets are available in either Black or Red.
- Stainless-steel ball bearings