Chris King’s new wheel department hand builds wheels using their legendary hubs laced to rims from ENVE, HED, Stan’s and RaceFace. The particular set pictured here is one of their road offerings that is guaranteed to deliver a new level of performance.
THE RIDE: For the renaissance rider that loves to sprint, climb, and everything in-between, or if you just can’t help but fly down steep descents and rail into hairpin turns, the ENVE 4.5 Disc TL is ready. The 4.5 Disc TL laced to Chris King R45D hubs, with our ultra-smooth bearings and lightweight hubshells, is the premier offering for all-around road performance wheels. The 3.4 Disc is lightweight and stiff as well as aerodynamic and stable.
THE RIM: Now with the NEW ENVE 4.5; tubeless compatible, even lighter than before, evolved aerodynamics, and optimized for wider tires. They make strong winds a breeze with ENVE’s SES aerodynamic profile, reducing drag and improving efficiencies. The ENVE 4.5 Disc is even lighter than the rim brake model, shaving 83g. To keep their rims ultralight ENVE uses molded rather than drilled spoke holes, a patented design that makes their wheels lighter and stronger at the same time. ENVE 3.4 Disc are made in Ogden, Utah and backed by a five-year warranty.
THE HUB: The Chris King R45D, available in 6-bolt and Centerlock, is the culmination of over 30 years of bearing experience and more than 20 years of hub building experience. Our R45 rear hub combines a redesigned RingDrive system with 45 teeth for lower drag and near instant engagement, a lightweight hub body, and our legendary made-in-house bearings.