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Chris King BB
« on: February 24, 2009, 11:49:51 AM »
who here has a CK grease injection tool?

what kind of grease do you use for racing and what kind for training?

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 01:16:22 PM »
So you can change your grease after your Friday night leg-shaving ritual?  ;)
 
I have the tool on order along with the BB (it'll get here some day), but I don't see myself flushing the grease with thinner stuff just for a race. I just got it so I can maintain it properly.

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 02:20:52 PM »
what kind of grease do you use for racing and what kind for training?

Crisco for everyday riding/training and clarified butter for racing.
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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 02:46:31 PM »
what kind of grease do you use for racing and what kind for training?

Crisco for everyday riding/training and clarified butter for racing.

exactly

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 08:40:15 AM »
So...do any of you early adopters have an initial review of the King BB? Haven't bought a bike part in months and figured it's time to stimulate the economy... ;)

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 08:42:57 AM »
here is the best way I can describe it.  I don't notice my bottom bracket which means it is working perfectly - no creaks hitches of anything - just does what it is supposed to do.  I think you only really notice a BB if it is doing something wrong.  the CK is transparent IMO

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 08:56:16 AM »
My Shimano LX BB is like it's not there too - until the Squiggy Mud Bog race a couple of races back.  Really harsh conditions sucked!  Re-New cable housing, new brakes, new drive train, new BB, overhauled pedals - after one race.

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 08:58:20 AM »
My Shimano LX BB is like it's not there too - until the Squiggy Mud Bog race a couple of races back.  Really harsh conditions sucked!  Re-New cable housing, new brakes, new drive train, new BB, overhauled pedals - after one race.

that race tweaked my BB and I had my CK rear hub rebuilt right after that "just in case" allthough it was working fine.

I had to hang the bike upside down and let the water drain out of the frame too

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 09:10:05 AM »
my XT BB is working great, i thought about dropping the bling for the CK but i think im going to wait till i need one.

Whats the weight?

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 09:24:34 AM »
Per www.competitivecyclist.com the King weighs in at 97g which is almost exactly the same as the shimano bottom bracket.  The King should have better bearings and be much, much prettier to look at ;)
 
The bottom bracket on my Saint crankset has a small hitch in it that I can notice when I backpedal so maybe it is time to upgrade.
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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 09:42:45 AM »
Per www.competitivecyclist.com[/] the King weighs in at 97g which is almost exactly the same as the shimano bottom bracket.  The King should have better bearings and be much, much prettier to look at ;)
 
The bottom bracket on my Saint crankset has a small hitch in it that I can notice when I backpedal so maybe it is time to upgrade.


if i need a new bling part I can always come up with a "small hitch" too....hehe

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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 09:56:32 AM »
Per [url=http://www.competitivecyclist.com]www.competitivecyclist.com[/][/url] the King weighs in at 97g which is almost exactly the same as the shimano bottom bracket.  The King should have better bearings and be much, much prettier to look at ;)
 
The bottom bracket on my Saint crankset has a small hitch in it that I can notice when I backpedal so maybe it is time to upgrade.


if i need a new bling part I can always come up with a "small hitch" too....hehe

 
It is there...I don't feel it out on the trails at all, but in the parking lot (when I'm not crashing), I can feel it at the same point in the rotation when I  backpedal.  It is nothing dramatic, but something I can feel.
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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 11:03:07 AM »
It is nothing dramatic, but something I can feel.

We believe you.  ;)
 
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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 11:12:34 AM »
Hell, I had a trashed XTR BB that i just continued to put up with for way to long. Finally changed it and can't even notice a difference other than on the bike stand when I'm cleaning the chain. I would never invested in a super high end BB unless it was warrantied for life. I guess I could see the need for super slick swiss bearings for a road bike or XC race rig (maybe).
The bling factor is nice though.
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Re: Chris King BB
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 11:17:50 AM »
It is nothing dramatic, but something I can feel.

We believe you.  ;)
 
I need a nice blue one for my Mojo.  I think that's going to be my next purchase, maybe, probably, possibly.

How do those Hope bar ends look? I noticed they were missing the other day and then remembered I donated them to the IBIS fund for underblinged bike owners. ;D
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