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Chris King DropSet 3 Headset

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CK DropSet 3

The Chris King DropSet 3 Headset is an integrated headset with the CK quality bearings and style you expect.

Many contemporary bicycle frame designs call for the headset bearings to ride inside the frame's headtube. After decades of making press-in bearing headsets, Chris King needed to make headsets that worked in these newer frames.

Enter the CK patented GripLock™ bearing cap preloads the headset independently of clamping onto the steerer, so it retains preload far better than the competition and is impervious to the ill effects of load spikes from large hits and heavy braking. This means smoother steering, no more creaking, and a longer lasting headset. The GripLock™ design also takes the guesswork out of preloading a headset, because the bearing preload force is independent of the clamping force.

Compatible with Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, Santa Cruz Stigmata (without baseplate), Ibis Hakka MX, and more.


  • Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
  • Legendary made-in-house bearings
  • Patented GripLock® retention design for dependable headset adjustment
  • 41mm 45x45 upper bearing
  • 52mm 36x45 lower bearing
  • Compatible with the included baseplate and 36 degree integrated crown races
  • King Lifetime Warranty

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.


Matte Black

Mfg PartNum: CBB2 

Midnight - Matte Finish

Mfg PartNum: CBZ2 

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