When it comes to precision components, and all things relating to bearings, Chris King have an almost unmatched reputation and it’s easy to see why.
They’ve been making bike parts in Portland since 1976 and are at the point now where, if you’re building a custom bike and want only the best components, chances are you’ll go looking for a Chris King headset, hubs or bottom bracket – or even all three.
The R45 is their top-of-the-range road (and cyclo-cross) hubset, and one of the best things about it are the options available. First off, you can get the hubs in any one of 11 different colours, from classic black or silver all the way to the rather less understated gold ones we have here. If you want your hubs to match your frame, or saddle, or just to add a splash of colour to an otherwise matte black, Chris King definitely have your back when it comes to colour choice.