If there's a go-to rim brake road wheelset for us here at AVT, it's Chris King's R45 hubs laced to HED's Bulgium C2 rims. This wheelset ends up being respectably lightweight, is durable, tubeless-ready, and is designed to work great with 25-28mm tires, and looks great on just about any bike. We sell a lot of Chris King's custom R45 / HED Belgium Plus wheels, but even though the options are fairly broad, there are often cases where a fully-custom wheelset is what's needed.
In this case, a rider wanted a wheelset that was essentially identical to those built at Chris King, but which was built around one of our remaining stock of Matte Bourbon Chris King R45s. Of course we were happy to oblige😉
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Here at AVT we have customers all around the world but occasionally we run into some much closer to home like Jordan who lives just down the road from us in Talent, Oregon.
After he bought a few parts from AVT we spotted his new bike being built up in a local bike shop and just had to shoot it for a Bling Build blog post as it's a pretty special and one off unique build with a strong Oregon / NorCal flavor!
A mid-fat set up using the Velocity Dually rim paired with White Industries XMR Boost hubs. The end result is a 100% made-in-USA wheelset designed for a very specific purpose in a high quality, strong and great looking package.