Chris King Titanium Headset

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helmut
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by helmut

Anyone had any experience with Chris King Ti Headsets?

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Cyco
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by Cyco

The Ti HSets are heavier than the Al ones.

They are made to the same dimentions as the AL ones so they should be stronger, but I'm yet to see a broken Al one.

They do look cool though......
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TB
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by TB

I had one on my road bike for a while. It looked really cool. It was heavier than the Al ones though.

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by Tippster

What were you planning on using the Ti headset for?

Whats your weight?

Whats your riding sytle?

helmut
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by helmut

80 kg
Heavy cross country.

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Xterra Racer
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by Xterra Racer

For the money I think it's a waste of cash. No weight savings over an Al version and the Al versions are pretty much bomb proof to start out with. The King web site even says it's a bit overkill:

From the King web site: "The ultimate temptation, the Chris King titanium headset is hard to pass up. So, satisfy your need for reasoned analysis while still allowing yourself to succumb to the lure of inspired impulse and ask yourself: What could be better than the world's finest headset made from the universe's sexiest metal? "

So the only real advantage is it looks cool and you can tell your friends you have a Ti headset. Not really worth spending a bunch of extra money for, in my opinion.

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eurorider
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by eurorider

sorry but I think I'd be embarrased to put a Ti headset on my bike :lol:

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by Oswald

It is inserted deeper into the headtube, which makes it interessting for people who own a frame with an ovalized headtube... Other than that, it's just for pimpin'...

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Xterra Racer
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by Xterra Racer

Oswald - how do you figure? It has the same exact dimensions as the Al version.

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by Jamie

Here, here Oswald . yes sounds like 'bling bling' bike jewellery - nothin bad about that - flash the cash.

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by Oswald

Whoops... you' re wright... It's their SteelSet that has longer cups... Well... I guess there's no reason for buying the titanium then...

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Xterra Racer
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lol at Oswald. I agree....no reason unless you have more money that you know what to do with.

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by Frankie - B

Ti CK headset? Cool, But like Oswald said:

"Just for pimpin!"
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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