How to spot a fake Chris King Headset

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by cyberjoe, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. cyberjoe

    cyberjoe New Member

    Aug 3, 2006
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    Hi Bros and Sis,


    Just want to share with you to how to spot a fake from an original CK headset. Almost bought a fake one. phew. :eek:

    Here are the diff.

    1. Original: headset top cap is smoothly machined and is finished to a high quality polish. There's also a small bevel on the inside of the lettering. Fake: headset top cap lacks smoothness and is dull in appearance. Instead of the bevel there's a white circular line on the inside of the lettering. The supplied bolt isn't made out of stainless steel and will rust. Note the rubber cover that's placed over the bolt head.

    2. Original: crown race is machined from stainless steel and is polished smooth. The color of the metal also has as slight warm tone to it. Fake: crown race is made from aluminum and is much lighter in weight. Note the clearly larger beveled seating lip for the bearings.

    3.Fake: a complete view of all the components. Note the additional parts compared to the original headset further below.

    4. Original: everything is made in USA according to the highest quality standard. The individual parts fit together with surgical precision. Included is also a detailed installation manual with full specification and 10 years warranty.

    Better check your headset if you have bought a fake one

    here are the pixs

    Very sililar look but the feel is diffrent. Price also from what I heard is almost 3X....