Chris King External Bottom Brackets

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $145.00


Product Description

Chris King has been making their own stainless-steel sealed bearings for 35 years and never has there been a component that benefited more from their quality and durability than the external bottom bracket. The Chris King bottom bracket is ...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chuckmeister57 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2010

Strengths:    Strength,Bling,weight and ease of service

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Having used CK headsets and hubs on most of my bikes it was not a hard choice to try the BB.If they had a BB for my italian Basso it would be on it instead of the Phil Wood( nothing against PW except the bling effect)Anyway they are smooth as butter and with the CK tools can be easily serviced for years of troublefree riding.

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Favorite Ride:   BRAG

Price Paid:    $128.00

Purchased At:   Aspire VeloTech

Similar Products Used:   Phil Wood, Shimano,Isis, Octolink

Bike Setup:   CK headset,Hubs, spacers, waterbottle holder. Dura-ace drive train


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ritcheyboy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    Chris King Thought Process. Chris King Quality. Chris King serviceability. Extra spacers and shims come with the unit also. Concise direction on installation. The spindle spacer or guide only goes part way up the mating surface, so it does not drag against the aluminum cups. A grease gun fitting is available so one can service the bb by themselves.

Weaknesses:    NONE!

Bottom Line:   
After riding the FSA Mega EXO Shimano external 6600 series( normal &SL) cranksets and bottom brackets. I got tired of the persistent drag cause by the seals. I decided to give the Chris King Unit a try or it was go all the way back to the Shimano Octa-spline. I'm glad to say because of Chris King, my Ultegra SL set up
was not a wasted endeavor. It took maybe a hundred miles to break in. Then it started to spin the way my old square taper bb's use to spin. After that I stopped thinking about the drag that might coming from my derailleur pulleys or my chain and finally my rear hub. Now I enjoy my bike the way one is suppose to. Ride just Ride.

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Favorite Ride:   Wherever there hills

Price Paid:    $128.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   FSA EXO, Shimano External BB. 6600& Sl, IRD square Taper. Shimano Octa-Spline Ultegra& XTR.

Bike Setup:   Ritchey Road Logic. Easton Sl 90 fork. Full Utegra Sl compact. Srp Titanium bolt kit. Sram Red Dome 11-26. Ritchey Carbon Post and Stem. Curve E3 Carbon ergo bars. Spinergy Xaero Lite Wheels. Time pedals Fizik Alliante saddle and tape.



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early 10 speed group with external bb/crank?

If I use 1st generation 10 speed Campy with newest external crank/bb, would front shifting be unaffected?Read More »

Difference with Internal vs. external wiring for Di2?

I'm planning on purchasing an Ultegra DI2 groupset and am not sure of the difference between the internal and external wiring. Does this refer to whether or not my fame has internal or external wiring? I'm planning on putting the groupset on a Basso Diamante frame (which I believe has internal wirin ... Read More »

Buying new bike: Truvativ GXP bb vs Ultegra external bb

I am thinking of buying a new bike. It comes in two versions: one is SRAM rival group + Aksium wheels; the other is ultegra group + Ksyrium equippe wheels. I rode both groups before and I think either of them will work just fine. Personally I prefer ultegra for the smooth shifting and quiet drive ... Read More »

sram ceramic external BB service.

How do you service these things? Came with a injector thing... I have a bottom bracket tool if I need it. How often should I add more grease? more detailed the better. Is this a scam like most externals where they force you to remove the seal and its designed to break so you have to buy another?Read More »

campy 8 speed spacers - internal and external diameter

apologies for cross posting: note this is for a SS conversion so i just need to to use a series of spacers to get the single cog to about the right location. i think ... my wheel and freehub are 8-speed campy. for now i just moved some cogs around and doubled up spacers on either side of the co ... Read More »

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