The Requirement

The customer was planning to ride the Tour of Flanders across the cobbles and wanted a robust reliable wheel that would withstand the challenges that the cobbled sections presented. The budget was under £1000 and rider weight 75 to 85 Kg. Road bike with rim braking.

The Solution

To roll on, Chris King R45 hubs are renowned for their quality, robust engineering and unique hub system that provides very fast hub engagement. The HED Belgium plus rim is 25mm wide; 23 and 25mm tyres effectively blend with the rim giving a smooth transition from rim to tyre allowing laminar air flow and lower overall wind resistance. The 32 hole rims were laced using the proven Sapim Race double butted spokes and black nipples in a 3X pattern to maximise the overall strength and resilience of the wheel. 

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