When Chris King released their new colors at the recent Not So Open House, we were super-stoked to see both the return of their classic polished gold, and the introduction of a completely different new color in matte black with gold font. Unfortunately, as we mentioned in our recent blog post on delays at the company, Chris King is quite a way on delivering new products, and the two new limited edition colors are part of that.
So should you wait to order yours? Based on what we've been seeing, we'd say the answer is a resounding NO! The first parts we'll get are the first ones that get ordered, so if you want to get some of the new colors as soon as possible, you need to get your order in as soon as possible. We're taking pre-orders so that we can make sure to get every single item that you need as early as possible.
But when can you actually expect to get those parts that you order now? At the moment, Chris King has told us to expect to be able to get more parts sometime in January or February, so it's going to be a bit of a wait. That said, it's important to understand that those dates are when we can expect to get the parts that we order now; orders that come in later will probably have to wait even longer.
Because of all this, we definitely want to encourage you to get your orders in early to ensure that you get the parts you want, and that you get them as soon as possible! You can pre-order now for delivery in January-February of 2021.
This week's wheel build of the week is another super versatile gravel set up that's equally at home on road or CX.
Astral's Wanderlust Carbon rim is originally designed as a lightweight adventure / gravel rim capable of running up to 2.5" tires. But given their rim profile (23mm internal, 29mm external) they can perform double (or triple) duty as a pure road rim or cyclo-cross race wheelset.