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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008

    Chris King R45 for Campy...anyone running them yet?

    Just wondering if anyone has laced any up yet. I am leaning towards using them on my next build. I know they just started shipping them about a month ago. I run King on all my mtb wheelsets and absolutely love them. My build will likely be Kinlin XR300's, King R45's and Sapim spokes. Also considering WI H2/H3 hubs. This will be an all silver build to go on my Tommasini Tecno. Going for a classic modern look. Thanks for any input y'all can share!

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Jan 2009
    For the price of the CK R45 hubs, you might also want to consider Alchemy hubs which are offered in silver.
    As I understand it, the Alchemy's provide some of the best drive side spacing to build a strong rear Campy 11 compatible wheel.
    I would be interested to learn how the R45 rear hub compares to the Alchemy ORC since the hub expense would be relatively close.
    The R45 would be a good choice for a modern classic look IMO. The Alchemy's would be more neutral or perhaps modern in appearance.

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Jun 2008
    Planning to buy a set of these in the next couple weeks for a new build. No one seems to have stock yet from what I have seen. Won't be able to report back until then. I too was considering the Alchemy hubs. I've heard great things in terms of the hub geometry. CK is a name I know better and trust, and I have really loved the ring drive system (as opposed to a standard pawl system) on my mountain bike, so I am leaning towards CK. The front hub is much lighter on the matching ELF, but don't know if I can bring myself to "break" the set of hubs

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