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Chris King R45/Mavic Open Pro Road Wheelset - 700c
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Chris King R45/Mavic Open Pro Road Wheelset - 700cChris King R45/Mavic Open Pro Road Wheelset - 700cChris King R45/Mavic Open Pro Road Wheelset - 700c

This item was discontinued 6th May 2021.

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Code:: CKMVOPR4524
Chris King R45/Mavic Open Pro Hand Built Road Wheelset - 700c
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 there dedicated wheel building facility.
 
The team at Saddleback are master's of wheel building and 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 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. These wheels have been build to a limited 
 
Rims
  • Rim: Mavic Open Pro UST, Clincher
  • Brake Surface: Aluminium
 
Hubs
  • Type: Chris King R45 (Choice of Colour)
  • Front Axle: Quick Release
  • Rear Axle: Quick Release
  • Freehub: Camapagnolo or Sram/Shimano 11 Speed
  • Bearings: Steel Bearings
 
Spokes:
  • Type: Sapim Race
  • Count: Choice of Number of Spokes
 
Other:
  • Weight: From 1568g per pair
  • Includes: Mavic UST Tape, Mavic Tubeless Valves
  • Skewers NOT Included