The Chris King NoThreadSet Tapered headset combines maximal durability, silky-smoothness and unrivalled longevity with a service life like no other. Handcrafted in the USA, this is the go-to headset for world-class athletes and discerning amateurs alike – perfect for tapered headtubes.
Grand Tour winners, world champions and record-breaking endurance athletes have all benefitted from NoThreadSets. Perfectly primed for peak performance whilst also sturdy enough to outlast the bike you fit it to, this is a truly remarkable feat of engineering, honed over several decades from humble beginnings.
The meticulous care and attention invested into the production of each and every NoThreadSet reflects Chris King’s lasting commitment to quality and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Bike disciplines, trends and fashions change but you’ll never go amiss with a NoThreadSet.
Every single NoThreadSet is engineered, manufactured and assembled in-house at Chris King’s HQ in Portland, Oregon. Fully serviceable and with a 10-year warranty, you can be confident that you’re investing in an elite performance product that has been built to last.
This tapered version brings the celebrated form and function of the NoThreadSet to non-traditional tapered headtube framesets.
Chris King’s legendary steel bearings and heat-treated, surgical-grade steel races not only form a perfectly integrated system but actually become smoother as they burnish with use – wearing in, rather than wearing out. In contrast to many other manufacturers, Chris King has complete control over every aspect of production, meaning that they can make bearings in-house to a specification that simply wouldn’t be achieved otherwise.
An innovative GripLock retention system utilised in the NoThreadSet isolates forces normally exerted on your steerer tube, protecting it from fatigue and wear. If you want to care for your frame, particularly carbon and non-standard material constructions, the NoThreadSet is a solid choice. The GripLock system also reduces the chance of your headset coming out of adjustment, even after repeated high-impact riding.
The NoThreadSet is often emulated but never matched in durability, lasting quality and ultra-smooth functioning.
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
- 10-year built-to-last warranty
- Suitable for either EC34/EC44 (1 1/8" – 1 1/2") or EC34/EC49 (1 1/8" – 1 1/2")
- Legendary made-in-house bearings
- Patented GripLock® retention design for unrivalled headset adjustment
ABOUT Chris King
Since being founded in 1976, Chris King has become one of the most esteemed names in cycling thanks to the extraordinary quality, durability and performance of its components. Every product in the Chris King range is designed without compromise to offer the ultimate upgrade while the brand's complete commitment to responsible sourcing of materials and environmentally progressive manufacturing mean these precision components are built to last. Read more about Chris King.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Intense, Moots Cycles, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.