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Chris King started making headsets in 1976 and has been refining them ever since. Their DropSet is built to be precise and dependable and sets the standard for quality integrated headset function delivering precision performance that is built on the same pedigree of Chris King headsets from the past 40 years.

The Dropset comes in 4 versions; Dropset 2, 3 & 4 (which you can purchase on this page) and Dropset 5 available here. All are available in steel or ceramic bearings with most colors and sizes in stock at all times.

Here are the specific headset bearing sizes of each one:

DropSet 2: IS42/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing. Fits OPEN, Trek, Cervelo and many other major brands).

DropSet 3: IS41/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 36/45 degree Lower Bearing (for forks with a 36/45 degree crown race). Fits many Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, IBIS and other brands.

DropSet 4: 42mm/42mm 45/45 degree Integrated Headset (fits some BMX frames and most Ritchey Steel framesets).

DropSet 5: IS42/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing with a specific bearing cap to fit current year Specialized frames ONLY. please refer to this doc to check sizing.

DropSet 1: IS41/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing (fits many Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, IBIS). ** No longer in production and replaced by DropSet 3 **

If in doubt, please contact us to check which headset you need for your bike.

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Chris King DropSet 2 / 3 / 4 Integrated Headset

Availability: In stock products & small parts 3-5 days, all other products available for pre-order. Please check here for more details.
Ships To: Worldwide
Returns: 60 Day Free Returns
Guarantee:Chris King Lifetime Warranty
Made In: Portland, OR, USA

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Chris King started making headsets in 1976 and has been refining them ever since. Their DropSet is built to be precise and dependable and sets the standard for quality integrated headset function delivering precision performance that is built on the same pedigree of Chris King headsets from the past 40 years.

The Dropset comes in 4 versions; Dropset 2, 3 & 4 (which you can purchase on this page) and Dropset 5 available here. All are available in steel or ceramic bearings with most colors and sizes in stock at all times.

Here are the specific headset bearing sizes of each one:

DropSet 2: IS42/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing. Fits OPEN, Trek, Cervelo and many other major brands).

DropSet 3: IS41/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 36/45 degree Lower Bearing (for forks with a 36/45 degree crown race). Fits many Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, IBIS and other brands.

DropSet 4: 42mm/42mm 45/45 degree Integrated Headset (fits some BMX frames and most Ritchey Steel framesets).

DropSet 5: IS42/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing with a specific bearing cap to fit current year Specialized frames ONLY. please refer to this doc to check sizing.

DropSet 1: IS41/28.6 45/45 degree Upper Bearing, IS52/40 45/45 degree Lower Bearing (fits many Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, IBIS). ** No longer in production and replaced by DropSet 3 **

If in doubt, please contact us to check which headset you need for your bike.

  • AVT.Bike is an authorized Chris King® dealer and proud to carry one of the largest selections of Chris King products available online and shipped anywhere in the world.
  • Chris King components including hubs, headsets and bottom brackets are available in 9 stock colors.
  • Other colors and product options are available depending on stock levels, so if you don't see the color or exact product you are looking for please contact us.
  • We typically ship out Chris King product in around 3 days from placing your order, but in some cases this can take a few days longer as many hubs, headsets and BB's are built to order.
  • If you have any technical questions at all on Chris King products please contact us and we'll be pleased to help you out!
  • Information on Chris King warranty can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to service Chris King bearings can be found here.
  • Technical Information on Chris King product including service manuals can be found here.
  • All Chris King products are responsibly manufactured in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Ships In Approx 12 Weeks.