The 2014 Interbike Outdoor demo day #1 is in the books. Check inside for some content with the gorgeous Chris King Limited Edition Candy Apple products, ThreadFit 24, PF30 bottom brackets, Formula CR3 disc brakes, a bar lock-out system, and a new PCR lever option for the CR brake and more.
Chris King has combined their Road and Mountain threaded bottom brackets into one model creating a 50% sku reduction for dealers with out effecting the precision performance of their threaded bottom brackets. With many cranks and bottom brackets moving to different options King has answered the call early.
Typically King waits to let standards settle a bit but they’ve introduced a number of new conversion kits including Chris King ThreadFit 24™ to give riders King solutions. Available October 1st, 2014. ThreadFit 24™ US MSRP – Stainless Steel $149 and Ceramic $220. Conversion Kits US MSRP $18-$32.
King also has ISO Lefty and ISO Lefty SuperMax front hubs along with a completely new ISO Lefty SuperMax front hub designed around a SuperMax specific hub body and a backwards facing ISO Lefty version for non-SuperMax Lefty’s that utilize their current ISO LD hub and a newly developed Lefty axle and Disc Rotor spacer.
These will be available October 31st, 2014. ISO Lefty SuperMax US MSRP Stainless Steel $235 & Ceramic $319, ISO Lefty US MSRP Stainless Steel $235 and Ceramic $319.
New Sour Apple Limited Edition Color available in select Chris King components. Sour Apple begins shipping October 1st, 2014.
In addition to these King also has a compatible SRAM XD freehub you can purchase or upgrade.
Formula CR3 will come in at $200. CR3 features oval pistons and uses a new caliper that is a hybrid of an RO and T1. This brake is not quite as powerful as their DH RO brake but aimed at the more trail rider looking for a bit more power.
The optional Progressive Lever Adjust (PLA) can be outfitted to the CR3 as well to give riders adjustability on the reach as well as modulation through the pushrod. The PLA kit is supplied with two interchangeable push rod bushings that allow for the adjustment of the leverage found in the brake.
The RO brake for 2015 also will use the same lever as the T1.
Forks ThirtyThree an ThirtyFive
ThirtyFive (27.5/29″ option) and ThirtyThree (new wheel size options, extended travel options, remote cartridge control, and more for 2015). Both of these forks feature tapered steerer tubes and come in a standard or EX model depending on how much travel you want from the fork.
The remote cartridge control (RCC) remote lockout lever is a simple solution that connects to the top of either fork to give the rider lockout ability from the handlebar. It has a few detentes in the lever-actuation and works by turning a rigid hose essentially. Mixmaster options will be available.
The ThirtyThree is available in a 27.5/29″ wheel and travel options ranging from 100mm to 140mm. The ThirtyFive is available to fit 27.5/29″ as well but is designed for a more burly style of riding. The 27.5″ has options for 100-160mm/170-mm180(EX model) and the 29″ has 100-140mm/150-160mm(EX Model).