This exquisite handbuilt wheelset on Chris King hubs is perfect for any style of road riding, whether it's racing, commuting or for going out on your local club ride. They are built in-house at Saddleback, the UK home of Chris King, in our dedicated wheel building facility.
Our team of master wheel builders are obsessive about attention to detail, ensuring your wheels will be expertly built and perfectly tensioned to the highest standard possible.
This wheelset is built around Chris King's R45 hubs, which have a ring drive system with 45 teeth, producing near-instant engagement. This produces a perfect responsive ride feel and the classic, unique Chris King angry bee noise. Highly serviceable, the R45 is designed for a lifetime of use and will be the buzzing heart of your wheels for decades of riding.
All Chris King precision components are built to last, made in-house in Portland, USA. This allows Chris King to control the production of its components ensuring incomparable quality and durability. For extra peace of mind, all Chris King components are all fully serviceable at Saddleback, keeping bearings smooth and ensuring maximum performance for years to come.
For this wheelset we have chosen to use a legendary Mavic rim, the Open Pro UST due to its durability and light weight. This Mavic rim is also tubeless compatible and has a slightly wider rim profile, which is perfect for 25mm and wider tyres. These tubeless compatible rims are supplied with Mavic tubeless tape and valves, they can also still be used with innertubes.
We have built these wheels to a limited number with rare coloured Chris King hubs, so get them before they go!
- Rear hub: Chris King R45 130mm quick release, 11 speed Sram/Shimano
- Front hub: Chris King R45 100mm quick release
- Rims: Mavic Open Pro UST tubeless, 19mm internal rim width
- Spokes: Sapim Race, black
- Nipples: Sapim Brass
- Weight: 1,568g (28h F/R)
- Includes: Mavic UST tubeless tape and Mavic valves
Available in the following spoke count options
- 24 hole front and 24 hole rear
- 24 hole front and 28 hole rear
- 28 hole front and 28 hole rear
- 28 hole front and 32 hole rear
- 32 hole front and 32 hole rear
- Hubs: 5 years
- Rims: 2 years on manufacturing defects
The images above are for illustrative purposes only. Due to the bespoke manufacturing and colouring process at Chris King, there may be some variance in colour shade.
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.