The Chris King R45 XDR Rear Hub offers maximal durability, ultra-smoothness and
Every single R45 hub is engineered, manufactured and assembled in-house at Chris King’s HQ in Portland, Oregon. Fully serviceable and with a five-year warranty, you can be confident that you’re investing in an elite performance product that has been built to last.
Chris King hubs are synonymous with silky-smoothness, unbeatable quality and of course that distinctive angry bee sound that resounds from the hub body. The R45 is a lightweight road hub premised on over 20 years of hub building experience and over 30 years of bearing development – closer to the zenith of performance potential than ever before.
Every R45 hub utilises an innovative 45-tooth RingDrive system for minimal drag and almost instant engagement, translating power from your legs directly into
The legendary steel bearings and heat-treated, surgical grade steel races employed in the R45 not only form a super-smooth integrated system but actually become faster as they burnish with use – wearing in, rather than wearing out. Because every R45 is fully serviceable, you can enjoy peak performance for years to come.
The XDR drive shell utilised in this hub is compatible with SRAM’s latest 12-speed drivetrains but can run existing 11-speed drivetrains using a 1.85mm spacer. If you’re looking to give yourself the option to run the very latest drivetrain technology, then this hub is ideal.
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon, USA
- 5-year built-to-last warranty
- Legendary made-in-house steel bearings
- Easily serviceable and completely re-buildable
- XDR drive shell compatible with 12-speed SRAM drivetrains
*Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only – image displayed is the centerlock XDR version – individual products vary according to colour and construction
ABOUT Chris King
Since being founded in 1976, Chris King has become one of the most esteemed names in cycling thanks to the extraordinary quality, durability and performance of its components. Every product in the Chris King range is designed without compromise to offer the ultimate upgrade while the brand's complete commitment to responsible sourcing of materials and environmentally progressive manufacturing mean these precision components are built to last. Read more about Chris King.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Intense, Moots Cycles, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.