- chris king bb
Depends, I think they’re fair value for higher-mileage use. I serviced mine w/o the tool. Took a while to clean the old grease out properly and regrease but was easy enough. Did >3000 mainly dry miles before it got a clean and wasn’t really in dire need, just wanted to see what was going on. Smooth as new now.Posted 4 years agocraig5Subscriber
Got a hope BB, the plastic seals are a bit pants. But the bearings are still sound, they just need some TLC to keep running sweet. I have re packed the bearings once in 2 years, when they do die, a few quid for new bearings. No probs. But if you want the best, king stuff is prob hard to beat. Shimano BB only lasted 3 months. I doubt king stuff is worth it thought. Im on 3 years with a cheap FSA headset, still fine. When it dose go all that’s required are new cartridge bearings. Nothing is fit and forgetPosted 4 years agotalulahMember
I have a Chris King bb for sale, bought it to use on my Moda now sold. It needed regreasing so never got round to it before selling my bike. It came from a race team only used for one season so may be of use to someone. Haven’t got round to putting it up for sale yet.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
i keep banging on about this, but the gusset ext24 is a great piece of kit.
the cartridge bearings are a standard size, their quality is up to you, but mine’s coming up on 5000km on the original bearings, it still spins beautifully.
they’re very well sealed/baffled. even better than the hope, which seems the default suggestion.
they’re £25.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Bought mine S/H off here for £35 some years ago.
Swinnertons charged me £6 to purge & refill with the proper tool. Has spun flawlessly in all weathers since.
Have swapped several XT’s on other bikes since.
I wouldn’t buy another King headset though. Cane Creek S4 works well enough. Never really got on with the King ones I’ve had.Posted 4 years agoTazSubscriber
Sorry to throw a spanner in the works guys
2 Chris King BB’s, both well looked after, both disappointingly bad
Headsets & Hubs – Best in class
BB – Shimano every time
Mine were bought right at the initial launch so maybe newer models are better. Will not be buying another thoughPosted 4 years ago
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