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.
Weighing in at just 390g in 700c size (or 360g in 650b) this set is paired with the increasingly rare Chris King Two Tone colored R45 Disc hubs for a super stealth finish with gold accents.
Wanderlust Carbon Rim Specification:
700c / 29 and 650b/27.5" Carbon Clincher
Weight: 700c: 390g; 650b: 360g
Width: Int - 23mm / Ext - 29mm
ERD: 700c: 600.5mm; 650b: 559.5
Max Tension: 130kgf
Hole count: 700c Available In 28H and 32H | 650b Available In 28H.
Fresh from the Chris King tech team are these new exploded diagrams of the R45D Rear and Boost Centerlock Front & Rear hubs. Essential if you're looking to upgrade or service your hub and need to know which specific part numbers to buy.
When you think of high end bike components, sustainability is maybe not the first thing that comes to mind. But it's always been a big motivation for us here at AVT as the majority of the brands we sell are manufactured in a pretty sustainable way, just check out this video from Chris King himself explaining the company's commitment to sustainability.
When you're investing a hefty sum in a pair of top quality hand built wheels, getting the best value means a product that's not only high quality, built to last, easy to service and upgrade but also able to be used for many different types of ride / terrain.
This week's Zipp 303 / Chris King wheel build of the weeks ticks all these boxes and more.