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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We aim to ship out the majority of orders within 2-5 days of receiving your order. Many orders are assembled-to-order, or ordered on demand from our suppliers so can take a little longer than some other online retailers to ship out (we're a small independent retailer, not Amazon Prime!).
This allows us to offer you a much wider range of colors & specs at all times, but please consider this when ordering.
USPS is our default shipping method so most US domestic orders will take 2-5 days to arrive. For international orders this does take longer (up to 10 days in some cases), please choose an expedited shipping option from UPS or FEDEX when you checkout if you need parts faster than this!
Any questions on specs, colors, technical details please contact us.