Shiny Bike Bits

This little beauty turned up in the post during the week. It gives Chris King a good run for its money in terms of quality. It features very nice machining and is very lightweight. I like the design as it seems very well thought out, even coming with a special fitting tool to protect the bearings from a press.

With a super low stack height it will give just over an extra 10mm of steerer height on the bike this is going to be fitted on to – saving the need to buy a new steerer assembly. I think that it’ll also slacken increase the head tube by just enough too.

4 Responses to “Shiny Bike Bits”

  1. Tom Says:

    Is the warranty good on those ;0)

    Won’t it steepen the head angle due to the low stack height?

  2. Cris B Says:

    Yeah, you’re right. It’s the effect I want to achieve, just confused myself trying to put it in writing :-s

    Warranty from the Crank Bros importer is outstanding in my experience…

  3. Tom Says:

    Indeed I just don’t want to have to use it so much ;0)
    That saying I’ll be buying a Joplin when the 27.2 version appears.

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