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Chris King R45 Front Hub

Ready To Ship In: 2-5 Days
Ships To: Worldwide
Returns: 60 Day Free Returns
Guarantee: Chris King Warranty

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Please note Chris King hubs now come with black axle parts as standard for all hub colors apart from Silver. If you'd like to stick with silver parts on a non silver hub just email us after placing your order. More info here on our blog.

**Please note Matte Colors not available in 32h**

We are honored to offer you this Chris King R45 front hub as an authorized Chris King dealer. This is Chris King's most serious, dedicated road bike hub, engineered to be strictly for road. The driveshell utilizes a twin bearing design that removes weight from the inner components, and a new patented RingDrive engagement system was redeveloped creating a quiet, fast-engaging 45-tooth stainless steel system unique to the R45 rear hub. R45 hubs also offer low spoke count options.  

Because of the specially designed flange, this hub is radial lacing compatible. The bearings are special too, a reduced size implementation of Chris King's time tested and proven hub bearings. For extra smoothness and very low rolling resistance, low friction bearing seals are used in this hub. Ultralight at only 102 grams, the R45 is 20% lighter than Chris King Classic bicycle hubs. Match this front hub with a Chris King rear R45 hub for a complete hub set that weighs in at only 317 grams. 
As an authorized dealer, you also get a full 5 year worry-free warranty no matter where in the world you are. Like a fine watch, the meticulous craftsmanship of Chris King hubs makes them a precision component that you will be proud to own for years to come.
    • Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
    • 5-year built-to-last warranty
    • Legendary made-in-house bearings
    • Easily serviceable and completely re-buildable with our R45 Hub Service Tool
    • Available in 9 beautifully anodized colors
    • Available in Matte finish
    • Available spoke counts; 16/18/20/24/28/32
    • Ceramic bearing upgrade available


    • Weight - 102 grams
    • Flange diameter (d/nd - mm) 39.8/39.8
    • Center to Flange (d/nd - mm) 34.80/34.80
    • Axle width - 100mm
    • Axle diameter - 17mm
    • Drillings - 16, 18, 20, 24, 28, 32
    • Warranty - 5 years

    AVT Bike Works is proud to offer Chris King Precision Components
    • 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 all available in 9 standard in stock colors. Plus 2 new 2019 colors (Matte Mango & Matte Turquoise). 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.
    • We typically ship out Chris King product in around 3 days from placing your order, but in some cases this can take a few days longer as many hubs, headsets and BB's are built to order.
    • If you have any technical questions at all on Chris King products please contact us and we'll be pleased to help you out!
    • Information on Chris King warranty can be found here.
    • Instructions on how to service Chris King bearings can be found here.
    • Technical Information on Chris King product including service manuals can be found here.