Café Racer 46 Disc, Chris King CLD XD Drive
Life's more than just going fast, you want to look the best doing it. The Cafe Racer 46 is most at home on the road (actually it's most at home up the road) thanks to the 46mm depth, but it's more than happy to pretty up your cross and gravel adventures, too. With the same 28.5mm outer width and 21.5mm inner width as the RCG36, the Café Racer 46 is aerodynamically ideal with 28mm tires (i.e. most current 25s) but will happily dance with anything from a true 25 (i.e. most 23s) to a 42mm gravel tire. Thanks to its light weight (less than many carbon rim brake clinchers of similar depth), you won't want to leave it at home for the climby days, either.
Chris King hubs need little introduction but here we go anyhow. Built in Portland, OR to maniacal quality standards, King hubs feature their own in-house made bearings and a unique, ultra durable and reliable drive mechanism. Both SRAM/Shimano and XD drive are available (this order page is for Shimano/SRAM drive). Matte slate, matte jet and mango also available as color options, they just don't fit in the product page. If you need a 15mm front hub, King has a hub for you but it's not an R45 so just contact us.
Laced with black Sapim CX Rays and black brass nipples (other options available as custom orders), 2x crossing throughout. Includes tubeless ready rim tape (the best for tubes, too).