A lightweight disc compatible hubset designed expressly for the new era of disc brake equipped road and cyclocross bikes.
Our high performance Chris King R45 road disc hubs are built to meet the requirements of the world’s most demanding road and cyclocross riders with the long-term performance, durability, and serviceability that you expect from Chris King components. We equip our R45 Discs with the same race proven 45 point RingDrive engagement system and exceedingly smooth in-house made bearings. These hubs feature an exquisitely machined 6-bolt disc mount that melds current disc mount specifications with elegant design for a beautiful finish and seamless integration. The front hub retains traditional 100mm spacing while the rear hub is designed around 135mm spacing, which has been established as the industry standard for disc compatible road and cyclocross bicycles. The stainless-steel R45 Disc bearings are made in-house in Portland, Oregon and individually hand-checked for precision and smoothness. Our proprietary bearing design allows us to place more rolling elements per bearing meaning greater durability and precision. Our bearings also feature lightweight, low-friction seals for fast rolling and can be easily serviced at regular intervals using only a single 2.5 mm hex wrench and penknife.
Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo – R45 Disc hubs are available in 11spd compatible Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo versions. Like all Chris King hubsets we designed the R45 Discs to be easily upgradeable and convertible. Changing one version to another is simple, only requiring the use of version specific Driveshell assemblies and axles (but a bit pricey).
Thru Bolt – the rear is now available with 142×12 thru bolt. If you require a 15 thru bolt front you will need a Chris King ISO hub instead.
Stainless Steel Bearings – Made in-house – the R45 hubset also has the option of stainless steel sealed bearings. As with every King bearing, these bearings are made in-house in Portland, Oregon and individually hand-checked for precision and smoothness.
Hubshell Drillings – R45D front and rear hubs are available in 24, 28 & 32 hole options.
Stock -we stock popular Chris King hub configurations and some colours, however our inventory can vary according to demand and season. We may need to order hubs with an average lead time of 2-10 business days. Some hubs may take longer. If your order is time critical you should contact us for product availability and shipping times.