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Chris King ARD44 Wheelset R45D 24/24 - Steel

Chris King ARD44 Wheelset R45D 24/24 - Steel
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Why We Make This
We understand what makes wheels fast. The keys are fast bearings, power transfer, and a rim that absorbs road chatter and holds its line. When we began working with FusionFiber®, the revolutionary thermoplastic carbon fiber in our rims, its ability to eat road noise and stay planted suggested it could be part of a super high-performance wheel build. We make the ARD44 because we think it's the best a road wheel can be, and that's the idea, the kind of product, that makes us want to ride further, longer and faster.

Why You Want It
The ARD44 is designed for serious cyclists who want all-out speed on flats, climbs and through corners. It's an aero wheel that shines across a wide range of terrain, from smooth pavement to rough gravel roads. Built to surpass even the most rigorous industry standards, the ARD44 Wheelset is built around King's industry-leading R45D hub and an aero-profiled, 44mm deep FusionFiber® rim. The combination delivers unparalleled power transfer, speed, and stability.

King's R45D hub serves as the perfect core for this wheelset, with their superior, house-made bearings, perfectly matched races, and single-piece axles. The R45D's flanges are optimized for lateral stiffness and durability. The final piece is Chris King's unparalleled RingDrive™ system, which maximizes engagement throughout the pedal stroke by providing 45 points of simultaneous engagement. King's reputation throughout the industry is built on bearings that wear in, not out coupled to RingDrive's™ high engagement super-efficient core.

The ARD44's rim produces a stable, responsive, and nimble ride while reducing bodily fatigue and strain on the rider, due to the superior damping attributes of FusionFiber's® thermoplastic technology. It effectively minimizes unnecessary road feedback and vibrations, resulting in better traction and a smooth, comfortable ride that will keep riders fresher, and longer, and make the next day's ride easier too.

- Aerodynamically tailored for 28mm-30mm tire
- 25mm internal width and 30.5mm external width accommodate a broad range of tire sizes generally up to 47mm.
- Hookless, tubeless rim design simplifies installation and maintenance while optimizing the interface between the tire and rim bed.
- Lifetime warranty
- Hubs Made in our Portland, OR factory
- Rims Made in Utah
- Hubs available in all current Chris King colors

Lifetime warranty. You hear about it, but it can mean a lot of different things, especially when you get into the fine print. So, this is how it works with our new Chris King Fusion Fiber rims. The main thing to remember is that it doesn't matter if you buy your set from your local dealer or directly from us at Either way, we've got you covered.

1. Shop online while you're bored at work to find the perfect set of carbon wheels.
2. Decide that the new Chris King wheels (with a Lifetime Warranty) are the way to go!
3. Pick them up from your local Chris King Dealer or order them on
4. Get the wheels, ride wheels, love wheels.
5. In the unlikely event they get damaged because you're just too gnarly, contact your local Chris King Dealer or email info at We'll send an RA # and shipping label to send us back the wheel.
6. Once we receive it, we will rebuild your wheel with a brand-new, box fresh rim and give your hub a proper once over to make sure it is in tip-top shape (free of charge, of course).
7. We ship your wheel back to you so you can get back to having fun on your bike and ship the broken rim off to be recycled.

There it is in black and white: free shipping both ways, a hub tune-up, and prioritized rebuild scheduling. We know it's a big investment and we want to keep you on your bike and stoked on your purchase, for life.


Rim Chris King ARD44
Hub 24/24 R45D Centerlock
Nipples Black Alloy, Silver Alloy, Silver Brass
Lacing 2-Cross
Inner Rim Width 25mm
Outer Rim Width 30.5mm
Rim Depth 44mm

* Subject to change without notice.