Current Lead Time On This Item Is Up To 30 Days
Why We Make This
HED Wheels are known for progressive rim design. They have made the go-to alloy gravel rim since someone decided gravel was a category. The 650b wheel size is a favorite of long-distance riders and bikepacking enthusiasts, because it lets you run big tires. Smaller riders also like this wheel size a lot.
Why You Want It
Maybe you’re a smaller rider. Maybe you’re a bikepacker who wants to rock some wide rubber. Either way you’re looking for a versatile, bombproof alloy gravel wheel with a easy tubeless set up. A wider rim profile that lets you run lower tire pressures. What’s not to like?
Our R45 Centerlock™ hubs pair a lightweight hub body with our legendary, made-in-house bearings. They give you 45-points of simultaneous engagement, and that means more of your power gets to the ground and your traction is better. These hubs just roll better, last longer, and looks way more handsome than anything else out there. The stiffness of our one-piece axle translates to laser-precise bike handling.
Our bearings, both steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races that are machined simultaneously to ensure perfect matching. The quality and speed of our bearings is what you will feel (and hear) on every ride. As Chris King bearing tracks burnish they get 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
- Chris King R45D 28 hole front hub
- Chris King R45D 28 hole rear hub
- Centerlock Lock ring sold separately and required for installation
- Tubeless rim tape installed is included with this wheelset
- King Lifetime Warranty on our hubs
- Chris King-backed 2-year crash replacement policy
- HED-backed 1-year warranty on rims
Rim: HED Belgium G Disc 650b
Rim Type: Tubeless Compatible Clincher
Hub Configuration: 28/28 R45D Centerlock
HUB Options: Shimano HG, XDR
Nipples: Alloy Black, Alloy Silver or Brass Silver
Front Wheel Weight (g): 743
Rear Wheel Weight (g): 846
Total Wheel Weight (g): 1590
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