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Introducing ARD44: The world’s first FusionFiber ® road wheel, a full - tilt speed demon that incorporates everything that makes wheels fast


The design brief for the ARD44 was simple, a wheelset designed for serious cyclists who want all - out speed on flats, climbs and through corners, an aerodynamic wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads.


Why We Make This
We understand what makes wheels fast. The keys are fast bearings, power transfer, and a rim that absorbs road chatter and holds its line. When we began working with FusionFiber®, the revolutionary thermoplastic carbon fiber in our rims, its ability to eat road noise and stay planted suggested it could be part of a super high-performance wheel build. We make the ARD44 because we think it’s the best a road wheel can be, and that’s the idea, the kind of product, that makes us want to ride further, longer and faster. 

Why You Want It

The ARD44 is designed for serious cyclists who want all-out speed on flats, climbs and through corners. It’s an aero wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads. Built to surpass even the most rigorous industry standards, the ARD44 Wheelset is built around King’s industry-leading R45D hub and an aero-profiled, 44mm deep FusionFiber® rim. The combination delivers unparalleled power transfer, speed, and stability.  

King’s R45D hub serves as the perfect core for this wheelset, with their superior, house-made bearings, perfectly matched races, and single-piece axles. The R45D’s flanges are optimized for lateral stiffness and durability. The final piece is Chris King's unparalleled RingDrive™ system, which maximizes engagement throughout the pedal stroke by providing 45 points of simultaneous engagement. King’s reputation throughout the industry is built on bearings that wear in, not out coupled to RingDrive’s™ high engagement super-efficient core.  

The ARD44’s rim produces a stable, responsive and nimble ride while reducing bodily fatigue and strain on the rider, due to the superior damping attributes of FusionFiber’s® thermoplastic technology. It effectively minimizes unnecessary road feedback and vibrations, resulting in better traction and a smooth, comfortable ride that will keep riders fresher, longer, and make the next day’s ride easier too.  


Those bearings, both steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races machined in tandem to ensure perfect matching. The quality and speed of our bearings is what you feel (and hear) on every ride. As the tracks on Chris King bearing break in and burnish they actually get faster. A little bit of regular love (i.e. service) will keep this hub rolling for years upon years of demanding use.

This wheelset comes with the legendary angry-bee sound and you can choose from a bunch of sharp hub colors, including basic black.

  • Built in-house with legendary Chris King precision
  • Made in the USA
  • 24 hole Chris King R45D Centerlock hubs
  • Centerlock Lock ring sold separately and required for installation
  • Tubeless Tape and Valve Kit included with this wheelset
  • King Lifetime warranty

Wheel Specifications.

  • Rim: Chris King ARD44
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Rim Type: Tubeless
  • External Width (mm): 30.5
  • Internal Width (mm): 25
  • Rim Depth (mm):44
  • Hub Configuration: 24/24 R45D Centerlock
  • HUB Options: Shimano, XDR
  • Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
  • Nipples: Black Alloy
  • Lacing Pattern: 2-Cross
  • Rim Weight (g): 435
  • Front Wheel Weight (g): 689
  • Rear Wheel Weight (g): 836
  • Total Wheel Weight (g): 1525



Introducing ARD44: The world’s first FusionFiber ® road wheel, a full - tilt speed demon that incorporates everything that makes wheels fast


The design brief for the ARD44 was simple, a wheelset designed for serious cyclists who want all - out speed on flats, climbs and through corners, an aerodynamic wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads.


Why We Make This
We understand what makes wheels fast. The keys are fast bearings, power transfer, and a rim that absorbs road chatter and holds its line. When we began working with FusionFiber®, the revolutionary thermoplastic carbon fiber in our rims, its ability to eat road noise and stay planted suggested it could be part of a super high-performance wheel build. We make the ARD44 because we think it’s the best a road wheel can be, and that’s the idea, the kind of product, that makes us want to ride further, longer and faster. 

Why You Want It

The ARD44 is designed for serious cyclists who want all-out speed on flats, climbs and through corners. It’s an aero wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads. Built to surpass even the most rigorous industry standards, the ARD44 Wheelset is built around King’s industry-leading R45D hub and an aero-profiled, 44mm deep FusionFiber® rim. The combination delivers unparalleled power transfer, speed, and stability.  

King’s R45D hub serves as the perfect core for this wheelset, with their superior, house-made bearings, perfectly matched races, and single-piece axles. The R45D’s flanges are optimized for lateral stiffness and durability. The final piece is Chris King's unparalleled RingDrive™ system, which maximizes engagement throughout the pedal stroke by providing 45 points of simultaneous engagement. King’s reputation throughout the industry is built on bearings that wear in, not out coupled to RingDrive’s™ high engagement super-efficient core.  

The ARD44’s rim produces a stable, responsive and nimble ride while reducing bodily fatigue and strain on the rider, due to the superior damping attributes of FusionFiber’s® thermoplastic technology. It effectively minimizes unnecessary road feedback and vibrations, resulting in better traction and a smooth, comfortable ride that will keep riders fresher, longer, and make the next day’s ride easier too.  


Those bearings, both steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races machined in tandem to ensure perfect matching. The quality and speed of our bearings is what you feel (and hear) on every ride. As the tracks on Chris King bearing break in and burnish they actually get faster. A little bit of regular love (i.e. service) will keep this hub rolling for years upon years of demanding use.

This wheelset comes with the legendary angry-bee sound and you can choose from a bunch of sharp hub colors, including basic black.

  • Built in-house with legendary Chris King precision
  • Made in the USA
  • 24 hole Chris King R45D Centerlock hubs
  • Centerlock Lock ring sold separately and required for installation
  • Tubeless Tape and Valve Kit included with this wheelset
  • King Lifetime warranty

Wheel Specifications.

  • Rim: Chris King ARD44
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Rim Type: Tubeless
  • External Width (mm): 30.5
  • Internal Width (mm): 25
  • Rim Depth (mm):44
  • Hub Configuration: 24/24 R45D Centerlock
  • HUB Options: Shimano, XDR
  • Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
  • Nipples: Black Alloy
  • Lacing Pattern: 2-Cross
  • Rim Weight (g): 435
  • Front Wheel Weight (g): 689
  • Rear Wheel Weight (g): 836
  • Total Wheel Weight (g): 1525

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Chris King ARD44 All Road Wheelset



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Introducing ARD44: The world’s first FusionFiber ® road wheel, a full - tilt speed demon that incorporates everything that makes wheels fast


The design brief for the ARD44 was simple, a wheelset designed for serious cyclists who want all - out speed on flats, climbs and through corners, an aerodynamic wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads.


Why We Make This
We understand what makes wheels fast. The keys are fast bearings, power transfer, and a rim that absorbs road chatter and holds its line. When we began working with FusionFiber®, the revolutionary thermoplastic carbon fiber in our rims, its ability to eat road noise and stay planted suggested it could be part of a super high-performance wheel build. We make the ARD44 because we think it’s the best a road wheel can be, and that’s the idea, the kind of product, that makes us want to ride further, longer and faster. 

Why You Want It

The ARD44 is designed for serious cyclists who want all-out speed on flats, climbs and through corners. It’s an aero wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads. Built to surpass even the most rigorous industry standards, the ARD44 Wheelset is built around King’s industry-leading R45D hub and an aero-profiled, 44mm deep FusionFiber® rim. The combination delivers unparalleled power transfer, speed, and stability.  

King’s R45D hub serves as the perfect core for this wheelset, with their superior, house-made bearings, perfectly matched races, and single-piece axles. The R45D’s flanges are optimized for lateral stiffness and durability. The final piece is Chris King's unparalleled RingDrive™ system, which maximizes engagement throughout the pedal stroke by providing 45 points of simultaneous engagement. King’s reputation throughout the industry is built on bearings that wear in, not out coupled to RingDrive’s™ high engagement super-efficient core.  

The ARD44’s rim produces a stable, responsive and nimble ride while reducing bodily fatigue and strain on the rider, due to the superior damping attributes of FusionFiber’s® thermoplastic technology. It effectively minimizes unnecessary road feedback and vibrations, resulting in better traction and a smooth, comfortable ride that will keep riders fresher, longer, and make the next day’s ride easier too.  


Those bearings, both steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races machined in tandem to ensure perfect matching. The quality and speed of our bearings is what you feel (and hear) on every ride. As the tracks on Chris King bearing break in and burnish they actually get faster. A little bit of regular love (i.e. service) will keep this hub rolling for years upon years of demanding use.

This wheelset comes with the legendary angry-bee sound and you can choose from a bunch of sharp hub colors, including basic black.

  • Built in-house with legendary Chris King precision
  • Made in the USA
  • 24 hole Chris King R45D Centerlock hubs
  • Centerlock Lock ring sold separately and required for installation
  • Tubeless Tape and Valve Kit included with this wheelset
  • King Lifetime warranty

Wheel Specifications.

  • Rim: Chris King ARD44
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Rim Type: Tubeless
  • External Width (mm): 30.5
  • Internal Width (mm): 25
  • Rim Depth (mm):44
  • Hub Configuration: 24/24 R45D Centerlock
  • HUB Options: Shimano, XDR
  • Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
  • Nipples: Black Alloy
  • Lacing Pattern: 2-Cross
  • Rim Weight (g): 435
  • Front Wheel Weight (g): 689
  • Rear Wheel Weight (g): 836
  • Total Wheel Weight (g): 1525
  • AVT.Bike is an authorized Chris King® dealer and proud to carry one of the largest selections of Chris King products available online and shipped anywhere in the world.
  • Chris King components including hubs, headsets and bottom brackets are available in 9 stock colors.
  • LIFETIME Warranty on all Chris King products.
  • Other colors and product options are available depending on stock levels, so if you don't see the color or exact product you are looking for please contact us.
  • If you have any technical questions at all on Chris King products please contact us and we'll be pleased to help you out!
  • All Chris King products are responsibly manufactured in Portland, Oregon, USA.
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