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Buying bike parts in an environmentally responsible way.

Buying bike parts in an environmentally responsible way.

November 02, 2021 2 min read

There seems to be a lot of coverage right now on sustainability and environmental issues both inside and outside of the bike industry so it's worth taking a look at how what we sell here at AVT impacts this.

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De Salvo Bling Build For The Grinduro That Never Was...

De Salvo Bling Build For The Grinduro That Never Was...

October 27, 2021 1 min read

Our neighbor here in Ashland, Mike De Salvo, consistently turns out some of the nicest welded bikes in the business. So when Mike gets asked to produce something for a special event like the Chris King Open House or Grinduro Builders Showcase you know what he comes up with is going to be impressive.
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Wheel Build Of The Week: ENVE 45 / Chris King R45D Gold.

Wheel Build Of The Week: ENVE 45 / Chris King R45D Gold.

October 18, 2021 1 min read

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.

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Looking Back At Some Of The Best Bikes From Chris King's Open House.

Looking Back At Some Of The Best Bikes From Chris King's Open House.

October 13, 2021 1 min read

With Chris King's "remote" open house coming up soon we thought we'd take a look back at some of the previous editions and some of the stunning custom builds that the event always features.
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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.. Save 15% Off Sitewide.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.. Save 15% Off Sitewide.

September 13, 2021 2 min read

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!

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Chris King Headset Guide.

Chris King Headset Guide.

September 01, 2021 2 min read

Chris King offers headsets for almost all of the common head tube sizes and steerer tube configurations, and figuring out which one you need is pretty easy when you know what you're looking for.  To help zero-in on the headset you’re looking for, we’ve put together this guide.  
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Wheel Build Of The Week: WTB CZR i23 / Chris King R45D Ceramic.

Wheel Build Of The Week: WTB CZR i23 / Chris King R45D Ceramic.

August 26, 2021 1 min read

This week's wheel build of the week is a no compromise high performance gravel wheelset featuring the WTB CZR i23 carbon rim laced to Chris King R45D hubs with Ceramic bearings.

A combination of the lightweight carbon rim, plus super smooth low rolling resistance ceramic bearing hubs gives their lucky owner no excuses when it comes to getting the best performance on long gravel rides!
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AVT's Summer Gravel Product Guide

AVT's Summer Gravel Product Guide

August 10, 2021 4 min read

With gravel racing season in full effect here in the USA we thought it was a good time to take a look at some of our top gravel products that wwe sell a lot of here at AVT, and more importantly that we rate very highly and use ourselves!

Most of these products are pretty simple upgrades to your gravel rig that we carry in stock most of the time.

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Wheel Build Of The Week: ENVE 3.4AR / Chris King GOLD R45D.

Wheel Build Of The Week: ENVE 3.4AR / Chris King GOLD R45D.

August 03, 2021 1 min read

Worth the wait.. in GOLD! 

This weeks Wheel Build Of The Week is a stunning set of ENVE 3.4AR rims laced to Chris King R45D hubs in Gold. The perfect do it all disc road or gravel wheelset.

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New exploded hub diagrams for Chris King R45D and Boost Centerlock hubs

New exploded hub diagrams for Chris King R45D and Boost Centerlock hubs

July 21, 2021 1 min read

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.
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Wheel Build Of The Week: Astral Wanderust Carbon / Chris King R45D

Wheel Build Of The Week: Astral Wanderust Carbon / Chris King R45D

July 20, 2021 1 min read

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.

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Wheel Build Of the Week: REVEL RW30 / White Industries CLD

Wheel Build Of the Week: REVEL RW30 / White Industries CLD

June 30, 2021 2 min read

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.
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