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Chris King Road R45 Rear Hub - 130mm QR - Shimano

£500.00 – £630.00

The Chris King Road R45 Rear Hub - 130mm QR - Shimano is the brand's cornerstone quick-release rim-brake hub, designed for ultimate performance and durability by the best in the business... Read more

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Two Tone Black/GoldTwo Tone Black/Gold
28H - Ceramic Bearings28H - Ceramic Bearings
28H - Steel Bearings28H - Steel Bearings
32H - Ceramic Bearings32H - Ceramic Bearings
32H - Steel Bearings32H - Steel Bearings


The Chris King Road R45 Rear Hub - 130mm QR - Shimano is the brand's cornerstone quick-release rim-brake hub, designed for ultimate performance and durability by the best in the business.

This road, gravel, triathlon or CX hub includes the patented King RingDrive system, which has 45 teeth for engagement with the hub body. This means there is less drag, near instant engagement to put power through the drivetrain and the signature Chris King angry bee sound.

The R45 rear hub also features Chris King's trademark smooth surgical steel bearings, which are heat treated and machined simultaneously for perfect matching and get faster as they burnish. There's also the option of ceramic bearings for unparalleled smoothness and longevity. Simple servicing will ensure this hub keeps on going, even with a generous share of heavy use and abuse in year-round conditions!

With a selection of beautifully finished colours, Chris King products add a finishing touch of understated elegance or pop of head-turning colour to suit your riding style.

Key features:

  • King Lifetime Warranty
  • Legendary made-in-house bearings
  • Easily serviceable with a 2.5mm hex and pick or pen knife
  • Completely re-buildable with our R45 Hub Service Tool
  • Available with Shimano/SRAM HG or SRAM XDR driveshell
  • Available in 28h and 32h
  • Ceramic bearing upgrade available

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 Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.


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