As part of this year’s Small Batch special edition project, Cane Creek announced their “IPA” collection, inspired by the pale ales that the breweries around Asheville, NC makes in house. Cane Creek took their products and coated them in a deep, rich brown anodizing, including their Hellbender bottom brackets, headsets and Helm MKii. Head to Cane Creek to see more and your local dealer to order but you better act fast, these will sell out quickly!
I have a Chris King story. Do you? Well, I have a few Chris King stories and that’s because I own more than a couple of their products. In fact, most of my bikes have their headsets and hubs. My Retrotec is what I would consider the epitome of King’s reliability. This bike was built for NAHBS with the King 40th group: Hubs, headset, and even a stem faceplate. I still ride this bike as much as I can and still haven’t had to service anything, three years later. I really need to do an update gallery to the bike!
Knowing that now, King stands behind their products with a no-questions replacement warranty really sweetens the deal. King also now offers a lifetime warranty on their carbon wheels, including the Santa Cruz Reserve and ENVE wheels.
Head over to Chris King to see their Lifetime Warranty post!
For everyone that pisses and moans about “always missing out on the cool stuff”, this one’s for you. Ben’s Cycle now has every single purple anodized Chris King component in stock. Head forth and swoop up the purple.
If you’re like me, every time a purple Chris King headset pops up on eBay, you watch it, patiently. Most of the time, the auctions close out too high, or it’s for a 1″ threadless. So imagine my surprise when Chris King handed off a purple 1 1/8″ Sotto Voce headset to me last week. These are a very limited run and can only be picked up at their Eurobike 2012 booth.
Here’s more information:
“We have something special up our sleeve for Eurobike 2012. Come to the Crema Cycles outdoor booth at this years show and visit the Chris King product bar where we will be hand-assembling components before your very eyes.
Chris himself might be the one to put the finishing touches on your hub, headset, or bottom bracket. As if this weren’t reason enough to pay us a visit we will be offering a limited amount of purple anodized shells and cups. These purple parts are exclusive to this years show and are sure to go fast. In addition to purple we will also be offering black and red options.
GET THEM AT EUROBIKE #FG-A5/5″
Who knows, maybe if there’s enough interest, we’ll see the return of the purple!