[Pre-Order] CHRIS KING Wheels ARD44

Hub Color: Black
Driveshell Type: Shimano HG
Bearing Type: Stainless Steel


Why Chris King makes wheels

Chris King understands what makes a wheel fast. High-performance bearings, power transmission, and rims that absorb road vibrations and hold the line were critical.Chris King's use of FusionFiber®, an innovative thermoplastic carbon fiber, in the rims allowed for an ultra-high performance wheelset construction that is capable of absorbing road noise and maintaining a stable ride. This wheelset enables cyclists to ride farther, longer, and faster, and it is the cyclist's idea of imagining and realizing those ideas.

Authentic wheels for superior performance on a variety of terrain

The ARD44 is an aero wheel designed for serious cyclists, ideal for cyclists who demand full speed on flat terrain, climbs, and corners. These wheels deliver excellent performance on a wide variety of terrain, from flat pavement to rough gravel roads.

The ARD44 wheelset consists of Chris King's R45D hubs and 44mm-height, aero-profile FusionFiber rims that exceed stringent industry standards. This combination provides highly efficient power transfer, high speed, and stability.

Chris King's R45D hubs serve as the perfect core of this wheelset. It has superior in-house bearings, perfectly matched bearing races, an integrated axle, and a flange optimized for lateral stiffness and durability. In addition, it features Chris King's innovative RingDrive™ system, which provides 45 notches of simultaneous engagement for maximum engagement throughout the entire pedal stroke. Chris King uses RingDrive™ bearings with high engagement and super-efficient cores for superior durability.

ARD44 rims feature FusionFiber® thermoplastic technology to create a stable, responsive, and agile ride that helps riders rider fatigue and strain. It also minimizes road feedback and vibration, improving traction and providing a smooth, comfortable ride.

The ARD44 rim has an inner width of 25 mm and an outer width of 30.5 mm to accommodate a wide range of tire sizes, typically up to 47 mm. In addition, the hookless, tubeless rim design optimizes the interface between the tire and rim bed, simplifying installation and maintenance.

  • Designed to fit 28mm to 30mm tires for maximum aero effect
  • 25mm inner width and 30.5mm outer width to accommodate a wide range of tire sizes, typically up to 47mm
  • Hookless, tubeless rim design simplifies installation and maintenance while optimizing the interface between tire and rim bed
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Hubs are manufactured at our Portland, Oregon factory
  • Rims are manufactured in Utah, USA
  • Hubs available in all current Chris King colors

What exactly does "Lifetime Warranty" mean?

Lifetime Warranty. We hear it a lot and it can mean a lot of different things regardingdetails. However, any wheelset that uses the new Chris King Fusion Fiber rims is covered by our Lifetime Warranty. In other words, Chris King is always there for you.

What is clear here is that we will replace damaged rims at no charge, adjust the hubs, and schedule rebuilds on a priority basis. Chris King understands that these wheels are a great investment, and we are mindful that you will ride your bike for a lifetime and be satisfied with your purchase.


Rim: Chris King ARD44
Wheel Size : 700c ETRTO 25x622
Rim Type: Hookless Tubeless TSS
Recommended Tire Width: 29-47c
Acceptable Tire Width: 28-47c
External Width (mm): 30.5
Internal Width (mm) : 25
Rim Depth (mm): 44
Hub Configuration: 24/24 R45D Centerlock
Hub Options: Shimano, XDR
Nipples: Black Alloy, Silver Alloy, Silver Brass
Lacing Pattern: 2-Cross
Rim Weight (g): 435
Front Wheel Weight (g): 705
Rear Wheel Weight (g) : 820
Total Wheel Weight (g): 1525

This is a pre-order item. We will start shipping and delivery as soon as it is in stock.

Please note that if you purchase this item together with other items, they will be shipped at the same time when they come in stock.

  1. We ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order (payment). (Basically, orders placed before 12:00 p.m. are shipped the same day.)
  2. Messenger delivery is available within Nagoya City only.
  3. We ship every day from Monday to Sunday, except on temporary holidays.
  4. Available delivery areas: All over Japan and the world.
  5. Please note that delivery may be delayed due to credit card processing status. If you would like to specify the delivery date and time, please fill in your request in the additional information in the shopping cart.
  6. The product will be shipped from Circles.
  7. Please contact the shipping company in case of damage or loss during shipping.

Regarding the delivery of complete bikes

  • Please note that a separate shipping fee of 9,900 yen (tax included) will be charged for shipping complete bikes. (However, an additional fee will be charged for delivery to Okinawa and remote islands.)
  • After receiving your order, we will do a final check and ship complete bikes, but it may take 1-2 weeks. Please understand.
  • We will send the bike with some parts removed for packing. We strongly recommend that you have your bicycle assembled at your nearest bicycle store.
  • We will inform you of the delivery date and other details by e-mail.
  • We apologize for any sales discrepancies at the store.

Regarding the delivery of frame sets

  • Nationwide flat-rate shipping: 5,500 yen (tax included) (However, an additional fee will be charged for delivery to Okinawa and remote islands.)
  • We will inform you of the delivery date and other details by e-mail.
  • We will provide the pre-treatment of facing and tapping for the frame sets purchased at our store as a service. We will inform you separately after purchase.
  • We can also install a headset and BB for a fee, so please feel free to contact us.

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