Vibrantly colored bike parts are the jam of Portland, Oregon’s Chris King Precision Components. Beautiful anodization has become almost synonymous with the brand’s identity. Now, they’ve teamed up with fellow Oregonians, Robert Axle Project to release thru-axles that match some of Chris King’s iconic colors.
Robert Axle Project and Chirs King are producing a line of new axles that will work for drop or flat bar bikes. The selection will be available through Chris King’s website right now.
The first run of colors for the product launch will include 3D Violet, Matte Turquoise, and Black. Going forward, they’ll be adding more colors in the future. In an attempt to cover most of the bikes on the market, there will be 5 axles for bikes of the drop bar ilk (142×12 and 100×12) and five more for boost and super-boost mountain bikes.
Chris King Had This to Say
Greg Hudson, King’s Sales Manager, said, “We’re about making the best products possible in a responsible way and collaborating with people who feel the same. Robert Axle Project is an Oregon company, and these are high-quality axles, customized with end caps that match our iconic stem cap shape. Not only do they look good, but they’re also of exceptional quality and stiffness compared to other options available“.
Hudson also stated that “This is part of our effort to become the upgrade of choice for mass market, available-at-retail bikes too.” Continuing, “Many riders associate us with the handmade market, which we absolutely love, but our mission is to improve the ride of every bike our components grace. Our objective has always been to help bikes of all types last longer and ride better, which is also Robert Axle Project’s goal”.
In conclusion, the caps will have that familiar and iconic curve of the Chis King headset. The newly available axles retail for $65 and are said to fit all Yetis, Santa Cruz, Pivots, Transitions, most handmade bikes, all ENVE forks, and more…