Chris King’s new wheels, the GRD23 all-road and the MTN30 mountain wheels, sit in a sweet spot among today’s high-end carbon fiber wheels. They are simultaneously more compliant (read: less harsh) while also tracking better and remaining more stable at high speeds.
It’s all down to the marriage of our legendary hubs with FusionFiberTM technology built into the rims, which employ a revolutionary nylon fiber bonding process, rather than the epoxies used in most carbon fiber wheels. The result is pleasantly plush, but also far less toxic to manufacture and relatively clean and easy to recycle, making it a winning choice for our riders and the Earth.
THE GOOD, THE BETTER AND THE EVEN BETTER THAN THAT
1. THE GOOD - MANUFACTURED IN THE U S OF A
It’s good to make stuff you want to ride, and wheelsets are the most exciting thing we’ve worked on in a long time. It’s good that we found a US-based, rim partner who understands our vision for products that perform well and last forever with minimal impact on the planet. It’s also good they cost less than most of the other high-end wheels on the market.
2. THE BETTER - LIFETIME WARRANTY
It's better we tested multiple layup options to get the exact ride-feel we wanted. It’s better that we were able to find a sweet spot in the high-end wheel game that adds some comfort back into the mix, without sacrificing handling or durability. And it's really better that, based on all the good stuff above, we can warranty them for life so you can focus on riding.
3. EVEN BETTER THAN THAT - FULLY RECYCLABLE
These wheels will last forever, and in the event they do break, we have a recycling path for them that will keep them out of the landfill. You should take for granted that a Chris King wheel is going to ride great and look great, but that it also dramatically reduces the environmental impact that most carbon fiber wheels have is even better than that. It’s maybe even the best.
AND some extra bullets that our friends at CSS want to make sure you knew about the manufacturing of our rims:
* ZERO waste or scrap
* ZERO carbon dust
* ZERO emissions
* Uses 1/3 electricity per part compared to traditional composite parts
* 50% increase in damping properties
* 100% Recyclable