Scenes from the Chris King Open House

Finally! I finally made it to a Chris King Open House. Over the years, I’ve heard how much fun these events are. The events began on Thursday with an Industry Summit. On Friday we rode out to Chris King’s barn for lunch and Saturday, the doors at the Chris King factory opened to the public where visitors could take tours of the facilities, see the DropSet in person, check out the new limited edition colors – Matte Mango and Matte Turquoise – and ogle the bikes on display from 18 frame builders.

We’ll take a look at those tomorrow, but for now, let’s look inside the Chris King Open House!

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  • Jon B.

    Please sell bourbon CK products, please.

    • I know right? Best color they’ve done. Problem is the dye is too finicky to get consistent results. Even in the same anodizing tray!

      • Reid Case

        I could live with the inconsistencies.

        • Me too! I just snagged hubs from them – gonna build a bike around them!

    • Chris King Precision Component

      Believe me, we want to! Hopefully we can find a way to use this unstable dye and still make the offering work. It is “Small Batch Bourbon” after all.

  • Western Rapid

    Feel a bit sad looking at those old Cielo frames. If there was one brand that would’ve nailed a feel-good 650B ‘gravel’ frame, it’s them. Really think it’s something they should consider rebooting…

    • Yeah. Totally! It just was too much for them to handle.

      • Chris King Precision Component

        So many new standards to invest in we had to refocus on our core product. No plans to reboot but never say never.

  • Robert Hill

    HUB is good stuff. Wish I could find their IPA more often in SF.

  • mark rothschild

    They came for the Bikes…Stayed for the NASHI RAMEN!!!

  • Richard

    The fade on that Stinner, tho. And the orange headset just pops!

    • Chris King Precision Component

      It’s such a smooth fade, and with all of the little splatter stars it shot straight to my heart.

  • Dean Taylor

    That copper is off the hook!

  • bruce golla

    it is interesting that Chris king company would have cannabis decorated stuff. They are known to me as an anti weed company. No one that works at chris King can smoke weed, they drug test for it. Why would they use that as advertising?

    • Uh that’s a Danglebong, not a CK thing. Rudi at Black Magic Paint anodized it and delivered it to a client. I saw it and shot a photo of it. You sure they test for it? It’s legal in Oregon.

      • Chris King Precision Component

        ;)

    • mark rothschild

      Interesting…is he a MAGA???

  • AdamBike99

    I made it down Saturday, and it was a helluva good time. So much eye candy in such a compact footprint. Kudos to all at Chris King!

    And good to see you again John!

    • Chris King Precision Component

      Thanks for coming by Adam!

    • Good seein you too!

  • Max G.

    I miss PDX.
    The pic. # 18 brings back memories of Oregon Manifest from 2009. Here are some shots of it.
    https://flic.kr/p/76ckXN
    https://flic.kr/p/76cmaL
    https://flic.kr/p/768rXR
    https://flic.kr/p/76ckT1
    https://flic.kr/p/76cm2E
    It’s a pity they don’t make Cielo bikes anymore. Was there any discussion about restarting them?

  • Germanflea

    Everytime I see events at Chris King it makes me want to work there!

  • Brad

    Great insight John, its a shame theres such a big distance between them and myself haha. Great looking at what everyones building and an insight into CK