Stans NoTubes Grail Mk.3 rims laced to a Chris King R45D 6-Bolt hubs. A solid, lightweight wheelset equally at home on a lightweight high-end road, gravel, or cyclocross bikes. Durable, serviceable and great riding.
Aluminium rims have many advantages, but they also have an undeniably classic look. That’s why we’ve paired the great Chris King hub with what we consider to be the best disc-brake aluminium rim on the market at the moment.
R45 hubs combine a lightweight hub body and legendary made-in-house bearings. The result is the increased power and modulation of disc brakes, the fast, smooth rolling speed of our bearings, and the rail steering from our one piece solid axles.
Our bearings have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races that are machined simultaneously, with tools of equal wear to ensure perfectly matched inner and outer races. The quality and speed of our bearings is what sets Chris King apart from the competition and they are what you will feel and notice on every single ride. As Chris King bearing tracks burnish they get faster with age and all Chris King hubs and bearings are fully serviceable for years upon years of demanding use.
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
- Legendary made-in-house bearings
- King Lifetime Warranty
- Patented RingDrive™ system with 45 simultaneously engaged points of contact for virtually drag free engagement
- 142mm x 12mm thru axle rear
- Easily serviceable and completely re-buildable with the R45 Hub Service Tool
- Ceramic bearing upgrade available
- Light and laterally stiff design optimised for disc and tubeless tyres (tubed-type tyres also work fine).
- Patented BST-R tubeless rim inflates easier and offers a more secure tire fit.
- 20.3mm WideRight rim design improves cornering and stability and lets tires roll faster.
- Optimised for 25-40mm disc road, gravel, and cyclocross tires.
- 700c diameter
The Grail MK3 rim is designed to let you ride without limits. Whether you’re rolling on fresh asphalt, crushing big gravel miles, or racing cyclocross, the Grail MK3 is ready to outperform the competition. Light, strong, and laterally stiff, the patented shape and 6069 series aluminium construction of the Grail MK3 makes it ideal for longer and more difficult rides both on and off the pavement. The Grail rim’s versatile BST-R (Bead Socket Technology) design is compatible with tubeless road tires, low-pressure tubeless converted tires, and conventional tires and tubes. The rim’s patented shape offers a more secure connection and airtight seal with tubeless tires and improves tire stability for superior handling in all conditions.
The Grail MK3’s internal width and patented Bead Socket Technology rim design are optimised for 25-40mm tires. The truth is out that wider is faster, and the shape of the Grail MK3 rim lets you get the most speed from your tires, while also improving tire stability at speed and control in the corners. Nothing beats Stan’s patented tubeless rim design for getting the most performance from your tires.
All the advantages the Grail MK3 offers on the road are even more noticeable once the pavement ends. For cyclocross and gravel racing, the optimised tire shape and added stability offer a distinct advantage. The Grail MK3’s rim shape is even designed to avoid tire pinch flats, allowing ‘cross and gravel racers to run lower pressures that absorb more impact and improve traction.
Spoke and Nipple Info:
Sapim Race spokes
The Race provides a better shock absorption thanks to a thinner middle section than the one of a non-butted spokes, whilst retaining stiffness and fatigue resistance. All wheelsets are built with black brass nipples which are self-locking and long lasting.
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.