Chris King R45 Rear Hub

Chris King R45 Rear Hub
Chris King R45 Rear Hub
Chris King R45 Rear Hub
Chris King R45 Rear Hub
Chris King R45 Rear Hub

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Specifications
Weight218 g
BearingProprietary Stainless Steel
Axle Diameter16.5 mm
Available Drilling24, 28, and 32 hole
Available ColorsBlack, Brown, Gold, Green, Mango, Navy, Pewter, Pink, Red, and Silver
Use Road Only
Wheel Building Dimensions
Left Flange Diameter 51 mm
Right Flange Diameter51mm
Left Flange To Center34.6 mm
Right Flange To Center18.9 mm
Product Manuals
R45 Hub Specifications
R45 Hub Owners Manual
R45 Hub Service Manual
Chris King R45 Rear Hub Black, 24 Hole $399.00 Notify Me When Available
Chris King R45 Rear Hub Black, 28 Hole $399.00 In Stock
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Chris King R45 Rear Hub Pink, 24 Hole $399.00 In Stock
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Chris King R45 Rear Hub Red, 24 Hole $399.00 In Stock
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Chris King R45 Rear Hub Red, 28 Hole $399.00 In Stock
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Chris King R45 Rear Hub Silver, 24 Hole $399.00 In Stock
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Detail

The R45 series is Chris King's response to market demand for a purpose-built road racing hubset. The R45's predecessor, the "Classic" series, was originally designed for mountain use, and merely adapted to standard road widths. Overbuilt bearing seals and the patently loud ratchet system that made these hubs so popular for mountain bikers hindered their success in the road market. Reengineering of that classic design has yielded a hub set with lower seal drag, quieter operation, and a 20% lower overall weight. The R45 hubs are also available in the lower spoke hole counts popular in modern road wheel sets. As with all of Chris King's products, these hubs feature immaculate finish work; the hub shells are highly polished prior to anodizing, which yields a deep, vibrant hue to each of the ten color options.

The R45 rear hub features a beefy 16.5 mm aluminum axle with a simple, on-the-go preload adjustment. Partial disassembly and service of three of the hub's four bearings is possible without specialized tools. To fully disassemble this hub, a Chris King Hub Service Tool Kit is required. At the heart of the R45 rear hub is Chris King's patented RingDrive. This clockwork-style ratchet system features 45 teeth for fast, secure, and quiet engagement.

R45 hubs are now available with Campagnolo-compatible freehub bodies.

Chris King products are manufactured with pride and confidence in Portland, Oregon, USA. R45 hubs are covered under a 5 year warranty against manufacturing and materials defects.

Assembly
We recommend that wheels with Chris King hubs be built by an experienced wheelbuilder. We are happy to provide this service, and can provide helpful suggestions in rim and spoke selections. Please contact us directly or submit a form for a custom wheelbuild here.



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