Prototype Chris King Offset Headset Helps Lengthen Your TopTube
Co-developed with the Santa Cruz Syndicate Downhill Racing Team, the Chris King Buzz Works headset uses a little clever but simple engineering to help lengthen the cockpit of a bike equipped with a 1.5″ head tube thanks to the 1 1/8″ steerer tubed found on Downhill forks.
All three members of the race team are roughly 6’3, so their XL V10 bikes have always seen special equipment to help them top the podium. In World Champ Greg Minaar’s case, that has meant a healthy stack of spacers under the stem to help raise the front end.The new prototype Buzz Works headset takes advantage of the concept behind an angle set, but rather than alter the headtube angle, it helps extend the cockpit by 8mm. We don’t have any further details, but you can read more at the Chris King Buzz Works blog.