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Dropset 3 Headsets (IS)

Chris King

We started making headsets in 1976 and have been refining them ever since. Our DropSet™ 3 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 GripLock™ preloads the headset independently of clamping onto the steerer, so it retains preload far better than the competition and is impervious to the ill effects of load spikes from large hits and heavy braking. This means smoother steering, no more creaking, and a longer lasting headset.

Our GripLock™ design also takes the guesswork out of preloading a headset, because the bearing preload force is independent of the clamping force. Our headsets can be preloaded to a torque spec.

Compatible with Santa Cruz, Yeti, Alchemy, Santa Cruz Stigmata (without baseplate), Ibis Hakka MX, and more. 

For more information see our DropSet™ 1 blog post here.

  • Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
  • King Lifetime Warranty
  • Legendary made-in-house bearings
  • Patented GripLock® retention design for exclusively reliable headset adjustment
  • 41mm 45x45 upper bearing
  • 52mm 36x45 lower bearing
  • Compatible with the included baseplate and 36 degree integrated crown races