Chris King has a new thru axle rear R45D hub to join the R45D front thru axle we spotted at NAHBS.
The front will only be available in 12mm for thru axles, and QR will remain in the line, too, using end caps to swap between the two. Likewise, the rear adds the axle ends to allow it to convert to 12×142 thru axle, so you can upgrade your current QR hubs if you get a new frame. Our guess is some Cielo bikes might be making the switch now that there are some house brand hubs to go with them!
Retail is TBD, available mid summer.
If you need the 15mm thru axle front, they recommend their ISO SD (small diameter) mountain bike hubs, which will add a 24 hole drilling to match up with some lower spoke count rims used for ‘cross and road.
So, both fronts will have 24, 28, and 32, and the SD still has a 36 hole option, too.
There’s also a 12×142 thru axle single speed hub, something they’ve had customers begging for for years. Also available this summer, either as a complete hub or an end cap kit to upfit existing hubs to thru axle.
Already have their espresso tamper? How ’bout some carefully curated coffee and espresso mug and saucer sets to go with them?