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Chris King launches fully recyclable aero wheelset

Chris King launches fully recyclable aero wheelset

Chris King has launched a brand new carbon fibre road wheelset, named the ARD44. Long known for its quality hubs, Chris King has developed a high-end road wheelset built around the brand’s R45D hubset. The new wheelset uses a carbon fibre rim developed with Utah-based CCS composites and its FusionFiber technology which the brand says allows them to manufacture rims that are superior to regular carbon fibre ones in terms of impact resistance and noise reduction, as well as being recyclable. 

Chris King says the ARD44 wheelset is aimed at serious cyclists who desire all-out speed on flats, climbs and through corners. The wheelset (as the name suggests) has a 44mm deep rim laced onto Chris King R45D (disc) hubs, making for a claimed 1525g overall weight.  The brand says this combination makes for unparalleled power transfer, speed and stability.  

“While we were fine-tuning the GRD23 and MTN30 rims, I knew developing our own road rim was the next step. To design a high-performance wheel that’s worthy of the King name is no small feat, but the moment I rode the first prototype, I knew we were on to something special/unique,” said Greg Hudson, Wheel Product Manager at Chris King.

Chris King ARD44 Wheelset

The ARD44 rims have a gloss finish and new ‘KING’ logo (Image credit: Chris King )

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