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 wheel build of the weeks ticks all these boxes and more.
ZIPP 303 rims are a firm favorite here at AVT, providing a super versatile, 40mm rim profile that can handle both gravel and road terrain. Born out of the Spring Classics, the 303 was the very first carbon rim to win Paris Roubaix, and since then its evolved to be one of the go-to road rims for all types of terrain.
This versatility doesn't compromise on light weight or aerodynamics, and combined with a lifetime warranty (which also applies to damage caused from regular riding) it's a great option for a wheelset that can perform double duty on road or gravel.
These are paired with Chris King R45D hubs in matte slate to match the grey rim graphics and finished off with Black Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes. The R45D hubs come with Chris King's lifetime warranty, and with regular servicing will last a very, very long time.
Got 2 different groupsets on your road and gravel bike? No problem, don't forget you can swap driveshell's on these hubs very easily and quickly. For example, you may have a 12sp 1x set up on a gravel bike and an 11sp Shimano set up on your road bike, switching between these 2 can be done in a few minutes with a spare driveshell and axle.
This week's wheel build of the week is another stunning pair of Gold Chris King R45D hubs laced to ENVE Foundation 45 rims.
Made in the same Utah facility as ENVE's top of the line SES rims, these Foundation 45's (and the deeper Foundation 65's) represent one of the best value, USA made rims available sharing much of the same technology as ENVE's more expensive rims.
To give you a better idea of some specific products we have in stock that might be difficult to find deep within our site, we'll be updating this blog post each week with an overview of some in-stock products you might have missed.
If you're looking for something not listed here or have queries on any other product just ask our team!