Chris King’s R45 Road Hubs Add Ceramic Bearing, Campagnolo Freehub Options
Chris King has just added two options to their R45 road hubs: Campagnolo freehub bodies and ceramic bearings.
The R45 hubs with a ceramic bearing option will be available on August 15th. The Campagnolo compatible driveshell will be available in January 2012 with a ceramic bearing option also available at that time. Weights for ceramic-bearing’d hubs/standard hubs will come in at 99g/102g front and 216g/221g, so you’ll save a grand total of 8g with the upgrade. Both options will be available in all of their standard colors and spoke count options.
They recently announced ceramic bearings for their bottom brackets, too.
UPDATE: Here’s the pricing:
- R45 Front: $169
- R45 Rear: $369
- R45 Ceramic Front: $229
- R45 Ceramic Rear: $449
- R45 Campagnolo Rear: $409
- R45 Campagnolo Ceramic Rear: $489