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The Chris King R45 is a road version of King’s famous hubs. Since lightning-fast engagement isn’t quite as crucial on the road as it is when you’re ratcheting over obstacles on the trail, King cut the points of engagement from 72 to 45. Those 45 points of engagement, however, are still far more than most road hubs, and the R45 will engage and respond much more quickly than an average road hub.

  • Full-length, 17mm-thick axles
  • Less ‘angry bees’ than King MTB hubs

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5 5

Only one problem

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second R-45 hub and it simply works, and works, and works. I like the fact that its not as "angry bee-ish" as traditional hubs and its weight helps build up some race worthy wheels. I have had to adjust the bearings once, which seems in line with most CK parts as the bearings break in a little. After the initial seating, I have not had to touch the bearings.The only issue I have it that the hubs last so long you won't ever get a chance to try anything else out because these hubs will still be rolling along years later.

Unanswered Question

Chris king r45 in Campagnolol ?

Chris king r45 in Campagnolol ?

Are these 11 speed compatible?

Are these 11 speed compatible?

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just chatted with CC. No, these ones are 10 speed only. Chris king has a conversion kit they will charge you an arm and a leg for, so that would not be worth it for most folks...

Steel or Ceramic bearings?

Steel or Ceramic bearings?

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The front R45 is listed as stainless steel. Would bet this is too.

It doesn't really specify on Chris King's website either. Would assume ceramic is an upgrade though.