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    chris king BB

    I just got back from SSWC in Napa. Our team raced the first bbs out of the king factory, they are just as you would expect, light, smooth, and supper sexy. They are isis and we ran them with some proto type Shimano SLX cranks, it also works well with my XTRs. I would say its worth the wait, look for them soon, it won't be long. Photos at
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    Isis? That doesn't make sense. Also Shimano doesn't do Isis anything, it must be to fit the current external bb style.
    Isis is what I'd like it to be, I just don't believe it.
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    I hope they make a square taper version!

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    Non ISIS

    They are not ISIS its a standard outboard bearing type. sorry for the error.

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    Who wants to take a guess at the cost?

    I'll say the go for $150.
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    This is gonna be a tough sell considering most higher end cranks come with BBs already. Still, I love the king!

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    dang, i was excited about an ISIS version.
    they last alot longer for me than outboard.
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    Well Hopes BB is about $150ish so CK will be at least 20-30 more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddSquirrel
    Well Hopes BB is about $150ish so CK will be at least 20-30 more.
    [SIZE=2]So you might as well just get the ceramic Hopeís then, I canít say I look at my BB much but I donít like the curve on the outside of the Kingís.
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    Its about time, that should look good with my CK hubs and heatset. Now all they need to do is come out with 15mm axle for my ISO hubs.

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    Disappointment.

    ISIS had a need for a new BB in that everything else pretty much sucked. Not to mention the one-key chainline adjustment that King's ISIS supposedly had...a rather beautiful, if not mythical, enhancement.

    With the external stuff, all the big players are here...****, Phil Wood is in the game. I don't know. Just seems like a "whatever" deal...unless there's something magical. personally, i'd rather see a Campy freehub from King.

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    Inbred is on to something. A great way to go is to press Phil Wood bearings into your Shimano cups. That's if you can find a shop with the Phil tool. I think it's around $60 for a pair of bearings.

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    It's on its way )
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    Well, it looks like King took his time and made this BB special. It has a special grease gun attachment (remember WTB Grease Guard?) and you purge out old contaminated crap with fresh, new stuff. Also, price is reportedly $120.

    When can I get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Fubar Rider
    Well, it looks like King took his time and made this BB special. It has a special grease gun attachment (remember WTB Grease Guard?) and you purge out old contaminated crap with fresh, new stuff. Also, price is reportedly $120.

    When can I get one?
    Here is what I got from Chris King: "Thanks for taking the time to contact us here at Chris King Precision Components. We appreciate your interest and excitement in our new Bottom Bracket; we are pretty psyched about it here at King. They can be ordered through any local authorized CK dealer, or online retailer. MSRP is going to be around 129.00. We have a exuberant amount of dealers in Seattle, but let me know if you need any recommendations!"
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    I like to ask a lot of questions, and maybe not get as many answers...

    Chris King wrote me back and said this...


    Thanks for taking the time to contact us here at Chris King Precision Components. We appreciate your interest and excitement in our new Bottom Bracket; we are pretty psyched about it here at King. I can answer some of your questions at this moment. The BB's are to be enduser friendly, meaning that the seals and snap ring can be removed and the bearings cleaned easily by any basic home mechanic. The grease gun is compatible for a Zurich grease pump; but at this time I do not have any pricing at this time though availability is slated for November of 2008. We will have installation tools for sale at this time as well. I am sorry for the lack of quantitative data but we will be making these announcements soon. Let me know if there is anything else I can do in the meantime

    there you go...

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    Whatever Chris King produces is a masterpiece!
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    Keep the rubber side down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberSideUp
    Inbred is on to something. A great way to go is to press Phil Wood bearings into your Shimano cups. That's if you can find a shop with the Phil tool. I think it's around $60 for a pair of bearings.
    Ahh the PHIL tool is awesome! I used it a few times, its a breeze to press bearings in and out! Quite the investment for a shop bench.

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    Why did they bring out the color brown? Bring back purple!

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    Mine's on the way... CAN'T WAIT!

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    did you get it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    did you get it yet?

    Sure did... it's beautiful...
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    Anyone have more news on how these are running? I'm sure they rule!

    I have raceface cups with phil wood bearings pressed in and they are shot! The CKs are on the way! In the past, I have gone through a bearing set every 12-18 months. I expect, like other CK products, to install and forget!

    Any news?

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    I installed a set today on a customers Spec. SJ 29er. They seem very top notch.


    I ordered a Pewter set for my Enduro.

    I'm curious what the tool looks like that you use to regrease these. My guess is that the black ring on the end of the bearing is removed and the CK tool pushes grease from the inside lip and out the outer edge?

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    Mine won't be installed until around Crhistmas time but a guy at my LBS rides one and actually talked me into it. According to him they make a HUGE difference and feel great. Major improvement. I'll post when mine's on.

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