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ChrisKing.com

Chris King is a lifelong machinist with three decades of experience crafting exquisitely precise bicycle parts like hubs, headsets and, most recently, bottom brackets. The headsets that bear his name are legendary, and a ubiquitous feature on any cyclist's dream bike build. The company makes everything in its Portland facility, where each employee rotates through every position on the factory floor, and where, despite the fact this is a manufacturing facility, the company is remarkably green, a far cry from the green-washing lip service many corporations pay toward minimizing their environmental footprint. Of course, in addition to keeping a clean machine shop that recycles every ounce of scrap, it doesn't hurt that these products will outlast most of the cyclists who buy them.