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Chris King Announces Mix-n-Match Headsets

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Chris King Announces Mix-n-Match Headsets

Chris King just announced a custom headset builder called Mix-n-Match for custom colors under the Factory Finds banner. Available in a veritable panoply of colors (actually an assortment of King sunset colors) in NoThreadSet, InSet or Tapered NoThreadSet configuration. Want a NoThreadSet in orange, brown, and gold? Or an InSet to match your custom paint? Now’s your chance! Each Mix-n-Match headset is built to order while supplies last.

Roll on over to Chris King to build your custom Mix-n-Match headset.

Bikes and More from the Chris King Open House 2023

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Bikes and More from the Chris King Open House 2023

With this year’s Chris King Open House coming right after the 2023 MADE Bike Show, the event decided to shift gears and focus on the Portland area’s outdoor brands. Chris King opened its doors to the public, unveiling the process that goes into machining bike parts in the USA, while inviting the broader outdoor industry to display their products. It was a full day of bikes and more! Check out our Reportage, sent in by Chris King and let us know your favorite bike in the comments!

Bicycle Crumbs Reviews: Chris King GRD23 All-Road/Gravel Wheelset

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Bicycle Crumbs Reviews: Chris King GRD23 All-Road/Gravel Wheelset

Earlier this year I was able to spend some time on the Chris King GRD23 wheelset. It was during the tail end of Portland, Oregon’s rainy season and I rode the wheels, photographed them, and started typing, yet I kept thinking about the wheels and have revisited this “short and quick” review many times over. I was just trying to figure out what I was hung up on or why this particular review was so difficult. Even though I had almost nothing but good things to say. Sometimes it turns out that great products are simply hard to talk about.

The GRD23 is Chris King’s first foray into their own “house” wheels. Featuring a FusionFiber rim (we will get to that) with, you guessed it, a 23mm internal width paired to their legendary center lock R45D hubs. King’s design intent for these was for an all-road wheelset or a perfect wheelset for someone who wants to swap between their slightly-plump-road bike and their gravel bike.

Note: since I did the testing and took forever to wrap this up they have followed up with the deeper more road oriented ARD44.

A Last Minute Chance: Win this Argonaut Cycles and Chris King Fundraising Raffle for Maui

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A Last Minute Chance: Win this Argonaut Cycles and Chris King Fundraising Raffle for Maui

We interrupt your Friday evening with a special announcement from our friends at Chris King and Argonaut Cycles:

“WIN this bike! Help the communities of Maui devastated by recent wildfires by entering this raffle to win this custom @argonautcycles RM3. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind bike, painted to match our Splash LE component color. The winner will also receive a color-matched @brooksengland C15 Carved saddle, and a really special Network MIPS helmet from our friends @smithoptics (there’s only one of these!).

Here’s the link to the raffle tickets.

All proceeds will go directly to the Hawaii Community Foundation. Winner will be drawn at the @made.bike happy hour tomorrow night(Saturday, 8/26, 9pm) must be present to win. Don’t miss your chance to win this unique build!

Come down to the MADE show to see it in person at the Chris King booth.”

Chris King Goes Deep: A First Look at the ARD44 All-Road FusionFiber Wheelset

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Chris King Goes Deep: A First Look at the ARD44 All-Road FusionFiber Wheelset

Today, with the launch of the ARD44 wheelset, Chris King adds an all-road offering to their FusionFiber wheelset lineup that previously catered to gravel cyclists with the GRD23 and mountain bikers with the MTN30. Laced to King’s R45D hubs, at 25mm internal width and 44mm deep, ARD44 wheels are designed for riders of all roads – from tarmac to dirt tracks. Josh got his hands on a set of these new aero wheels just a few days ago and shares a first look below…

Seeing in 3D Violet at the 2023 Chris King Guest House

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Seeing in 3D Violet at the 2023 Chris King Guest House

This past week, in the lead-up to the annual Sea Otter Classic event in Monterey, CA, Chris King Components held their second Guest House event across Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz. The festive event showcased a variety of unique builds – all featuring Chris King components – many of which were the recently re-released vibrant 3D Violet color. Below, let’s take a look at this eclectic mix of bikes that spans categories across road, gravel, touring, and MTB!