A solution fit for a King.
With the somewhat dizzying and entirely aggravating variety of bottom
bracket and crank standards that are being pushed onto the market, we
have a special place in our hearts for companies that try to solve what
we see as a problem. Chris King's new modular ThreadFit 24mm Bottom
Bracket system is, frankly, genius, saving both riders and mechanics
dollars and headaches. This external-cup threaded bottom bracket can
accommodate virtually any road or mountain crankset so long as it's
paired with one of CK's many BB Conversion Kits, and of course, you get
CK quality along with it.
Chris King designs, engineers, manufactures, and assembles everything
at its facility in Portland, Ore., USA, which is also one of the most
eco-friendly facilities on the planet, repurposing old industrial
machines for their purposes and recycling any and all materials wherever
possible. That means the seals, the outboard cups, the bearings, and
even the proprietary tools to install it all hail from the same factory.
And if for nothing else, CK is known for precision. The company's
bearings are made in-house to standards that ensure the insane longevity
of King's products, known to last through multiple bikes, or even
decades, with equal ease. With that degree of obsession built in to
their price, we're confident that you'll be riding your Chris King
bottom bracket for many years to come.
- Requires Chris King Conversion Kit #12 to fit standard, 24mm-spindle Shimano cranks
- Tapered, 22/24mm spindles (like those from SRAM) will require a small adapter
- Thread-in compatibility
- Steel or ceramic bearings
- Made in USA