Why We Make This
We came out with our own wheel because we got the opportunity to participate in the development of a new rim, a rim that is of outstanding quality, is tuned to our performance specs, and is made of a recyclable material that doesn’t add to landfills keeping us in line with our commitment to the environment and being a certified B - corp. Performance, good looks, minimal carbon impact, AND backed up by a lifetime warranty? Yes please.
Why You Want It
The GRD23 is not like other wheels in many respects. It’s an all-road wheel that offers you a bit more compliance than other carbon all-road wheels. Having said that, it’s not soft. It’s not noodly. It’s just a bit friendlier to your bones when you ride it on all the stuff you ride.
The GRD23 rim is made of FusionFiberTM, a cutting edge thermoplastic that incorporates long-chain polymers. Without diving into the science, FusionFiberTM has a wider range of compliance profiles, and that means we could tune this wheel to hit a sweet spot in road feel that we didn’t see being served by more performance-oriented carbon wheelsets that focus on using resin to create unforgiving stiffness.
Unlike other carbon rims, the GRD23 rim is recyclable. If you manage to break it somehow, we’ll take it back and make it into something new.
Another reason you want this wheelset is that it’s built around our R45D Centerlock hubs, the culmination of over 45 years of bearing experience and more than 20 years of hub building experience. It features a redesigned RingDrive™ system with 45 teeth for lower drag and near instant simultaneous engagement, a lightweight hub body, and our legendary made-in-house bearings.
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
Rim Type: Hookless Tubeless TSS
Hub Configuration: 24/24 R45D Centerlock
HUB Options: Shimano, XDR
Nipples: Black Alloy, Silver Alloy, Silver Brass
Front Wheel Weight (g): 664
Rear Wheel Weight (g): 804
Total Wheel Weight (g): 1468
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