STAN'S NOTUBES - CREST MK4 WHEELSET - CHRIS KING - WBWO
Built around the new and improved Crest Mk4 rim and legendary Chris King hubs for maximum speed on the XC racetrack, short-travel trail riding or your gravel adventures. This wheelset strikes an optimal balance between nimble, spirited climbing and confident descending, and lends itself perfectly to big-tyre gravel epics.
Each and every WBWO wheelset is individually crafted with precision in our purpose-built workshop right here in Rotorua, New Zealand, by specialist mechanics who have worked at the highest professional levels of the sport. Our wheels have proven themselves time and time again on home soil and internationally under the most demanding elite riders. We know that after your first spin on yours, you won't want to ride anything else.
STAN'S NOTUBES - CREST MK4 RIM
Crest rims are part of the history of mountain biking. Introduced in 2005, the Crest's design evolved directly from Stan's earliest ideas, including the legendary 355 rims. Stan wanted a simple and durable rim that would work well without a tube and weighed less than everybody else's rims. The Crest achieved those goals. With a more durable and lighter 6069 alloy and an asymmetric rim shape that balances spoke tension, today's Crest MK4 has technology that's light years ahead of the early design, but the spirit of the original Crest lives on: make it light, make it serviceable, make it resist flats, and make it go as fast as possible.
The BST Asymmetric rim design of the Crest MK4 allows for a stronger wheel while offering the easy inflation and Stan’s trademark unmatched airtight seal. The Crest MK4 rim is optimized for 40mm Gravel tyres and up to 2.3” mountain tyres, making it a great, versatile choice for a wide range of bikes and riding styles. The durable but forgiving ride of the Crest MK4’s 6069 alloy construction and lightweight, low-profile rim shape offer an unbeatable ride quality uniquely suited to Gravel and short-travel XC riding, and like all rims that bear the Crest name, it’s built for speed.
The Crest MK4 combines the heritage of Stan’s legendary tubeless design with today’s best materials and a stronger asymmetric design. Roll faster with more comfort and more security on your next Gravel or XC ride with the Crest MK4 rim.
- 25mm rim width optimized for Gravel and XC tyres upto 2.3”
- Light and durable 6069 aluminum with welded joint and reinforced spoke bed
- BST Asymmetric design combines Stan’s legendary easy tubeless inflation with a stronger, more balanced wheel build
CHRIS KING HUBS
The patented Chris King RingDrive, with 72-points of simultaneous-engagement for Boost hubs and 45-points for the R45D, will get your power to the ground fast, provide unmatched engagement, and give you that legendary Chris King angry-bee sound.
Our bearings, available in steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races that are machined simultaneously, with tools of equal wear to ensure perfectly matched inner and outer races. The quality and speed of our bearings is what sets us apart from the competition and they are what you will feel and notice on every single ride. As Chris King bearing tracks burnish they get faster with age and all our hubs and bearings are fully serviceable for years upon years of demanding use.
- Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
- King Lifetime Warranty
- Legendary made-in-house LD bearings
- Easily serviceable and completely re-buildable with our Chris King Hub Service Tool
- Responsibly lightweight
- Ceramic bearing upgrade available - please enquire
RIM: Stan's Crest MK4
HUBS: Chris King
SPOKE COUNT: 32/32, 28/28
DRIVER: HG, MS, XD
SPOKES: Sapim Race DB J-bend
SPACING: Boost 110X15 / 148X12, Gravel 100x12 / 142x12
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