The Chris King Road R45D Rear Hub - 142x12mm - XDR includes a re-design of the King patented RingDrive system, which has 45 teeth for engagement with the hub body, rather than the 75 points of contact that distinguish the original model. This adjustment means there is less drag and the hub's angry bee sound is less noisy that usual. However, the power still reaches the ground wonderfully quickly when you pedal.
It also features an XDR driver body and Chris King's trademark smooth surgical steel bearings, which are heat treated and machined simultaneously for perfect matching, so that they get faster as they burnish. A bit of simple servicing will ensure this hub keeps on going, even with a generous share of heavy use and abuse!
The expert craftsmen at Chris King originally designed this R45 Front Hub as the cornerstone of their hub product line, and the hard work and care they put into creating it has paid off, since it achieves a perfect balance between weight, performance, durability and looks.
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.
They're built to last from raw materials sourced in local mills, using environmentally sound manufacturing processes and vigorous quality control. They are fully rebuildable, and Chris King's Lifetime Warranty means that, if any bearings or other part becomes damaged and hinders the function of your headset, the company will repair it free of charge.
- Legendary made-in-house bearings
- King Lifetime Warranty
- Patented RingDrive system with 45 simultaneously engaged points of contact for virtually drag free engagement
- Available with Shimano/SRAM HG or SRAM XDR driveshell
- 142mm x 12mm thru axle rear
- Easily serviceable and completely re-buildable with our R45 Hub Service Tool
- Ceramic bearing upgrade available
- Available in 24h, 28h and 32h
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 Abbey Bike Tools, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, Pivot Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.