The R45 hubset is 20% lighter than our already light Classic hubset. We started by making both front and rear hubshells smaller and sleeker and then adding all-new 17mm axles. That's 17mm from dropout to dropout resisting deflection during cornering or when the power is full on. We designed a new driveshell to fit the new rear hub design, removing as much weight as possible from the shell and its inner components. But the highlight of the rear hub is the super quiet, fast-engaging all-new 45-tooth stainless steel RingDrive.
The R45 hubset has its own all-new stainless steel sealed bearings. As with every King bearing, these bearings are made in-house in Portland, Oregon and individually hand-checked for precision and smoothness. Our proprietary bearing design allows us to place more rolling elements per bearing meaning greater durability and precision. R45 bearings also feature lightweight, low-friction seals for fast rolling and can be easily serviced at regular intervals using only a single 2.5mm hex wrench and penknife.
In response to demand for handbuilt, low-spoke count wheels, we offer the R45 in a wider array of drillings than our Classic hubs. The R45 is also designed to be compatible with radial lacing patterns. Your favorite shop can help you determine the best spoke count and lacing pattern for your riding style.
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RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our product(s), Wide Open Distributors is happy to replace the item(s) with another choice or size.
Please simply return the item to us in the same condition as you received it, with its original packaging and all relevant paper work.
This guarantee applies to a period of 20 days after the invoice date.
For your security we would recommend that you return any items by insured courier or registered mail and retain your receipt as Wide Open Distributors is not responsible for any item lost or damaged in transit.
Unfortunately we are unable to refund freight costs.
If any part of your order arrives damaged, faulty or is not the correct product please notify us immediately and we will organise for the item to be collected at our expense and a replacement product sent to you.
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SHIPPING METHODS AND COSTS
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Delivery to any destination in New Zealand will be by courier. The estimated time of arrival for your order once payment has been validated is 1-2 working days.
Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to P.O. box addresses.
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