Chris King has unleashed a world of new products that you suddenly want. Bad.
The new R45 Disc hubs have a 6-bolt disc brake mount with taller flanges than their standard R45 road hubs. They’re built for cyclocross and road bikes but, oh yes, you know it, they built them to handle light XC use, too.
Hub spacing is 135mm and weights are 162g F and 276g R for now. King is still chiseling away inside the hub shell and freehub body, so they could get lighter before production begins in Q1 2013. Pricing TBD. Available Q1 in all 10 colors.
All road hubs as of Q1 2013 will be 11-speed compatible. The change required an entirely new freehub body and axle. Fortunately, they made it work their lifetime collection of hubs – it’ll retrofit to their older hubs, including QR rear mountain bike hubs.
And yes, that’s a new Cielo Disc Brake cyclocross bike!
After working on the square taper bottom bracket for 15 years and not releasing it, you could say Chris King is on a roll here. Theyre launching PressFit bottom brackets for PF30 and PF24. They’ll include a 5 year warranty and they’re machined in house in Portland, OR. They’ll also offer 24mm adapters for converting BB30 to Shimano standard and an stepped adapter to run SRAM’s GXP cranks. Available Q1.
Inset 8 headset fits the newer 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″ tapered forks when running them on a 44mm headtube. Available Q1 in all 10 colors.
Their mountain bike hubs are now available in a 157 wide, which is being shipped to the Santa Cruz Syndicate for riding on what will likely be the next V10. Word is the dropouts use the same interface as 142 hubs and frames, just wider.
Their ENVE / King complete wheels won a Eurobike award for best mountain bike wheel.