Originally Posted by etchr
so what exactly IS the benefit of getting the $100+ Chris King headset as opposed to the much cheaper Cane Creek headset?
You are buying a quality 100% made in the USA product which practices VERY sustainable environmental and production processes, while paying its workers a fair wage, and having the #1 quality headset. CK also promotes bicycling in Portland, OR. where they are based.
Did I say quality? I have heard stories of people who have one of the original headsets (20+ years old), and never chainging out the bearings, and still feeling as smooth as on day 1.
But all this comes at a cost.