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Chris King / Open Pro wheelset from performance(11 posts)

Chris King / Open Pro wheelset from performanceopencl
Oct 2, 2002 4:46 PM
I got these wheels from performancebike. They were suppose to be 3x front and rear with black rims and silver spokes. Surprisingly, what I got was radially laced front and 2x rear with black spokes. Anyone else ordered these from performance? Man! the CK rear hub is loud!
You was robbed (or not)Kerry Irons
Oct 2, 2002 5:21 PM
It sounds like the differences between what you saw in the catalog and what you got are functionally nothing. And yest, those hubs are loud. So? If you don't like the color or the noise, send them back.
You was robbed (or not)opencl
Oct 2, 2002 5:30 PM
Actually, I was pleasantly surprised when the spokes were black and the lacing pattern was not the heavy duty 3x since I am a feather weight. hehehehe
Oct 3, 2002 7:46 AM
Of course, you'll just have to hope that Performance honors some kind of warranty on these wheels/hubs, as radially-lacing a King hub voids its warranties; if they werent' swooft enough to send you the right set-up, then they probably won't provide you with any kind of warranty.

On a side note, why were you "pleasantly surprised" at radially-laced wheels; I'm still interested in people's wheel preferences. Personally, I prefer the 3x.
Radial lacing...opencl
Oct 3, 2002 8:45 AM
More than anything else, it's for aesthetic reasons. If you want to be picky, you could also say that they more aero. Personally, I have never had a problem with radially laced wheels. Just so you know, I don't weight much. On another set of wheels I have, even the non-drive side of the rear wheel is radial.
Thanks . . . just curious.TrekFurthur
Oct 3, 2002 9:57 AM
With so many different spoking patterns out there, I'm always curious about how/why people pick the ones they do.

I've got several sets of pre-built, boutique wheels with some radial-lacing and two sets of 3x wheels (CK/Campy Barcelona & DA/OP); I can never get over how comfortable, and light for that matter, the 3x wheels are. Also, at my level of racing, it's rarely the wheels that matter; they're more of a mental boost if anything.
Radial Lacing does not void the warranty!!Ligon
Oct 3, 2002 10:18 AM
Chris King is one of the few hub manufacturers that will warranty a radially laced wheel. I have King hubs on my mountain bike and love them. The front wheel is radially laced and I have experienced no problems.

What CK saysTrekFurthur
Oct 7, 2002 4:22 AM
from the FAQ on the Chris King website:

What is the hub warranty?
answer: Our hub warranty is for 5 years. If you have a potential warranty issue, give our customer service folks a call and we'll arrange a return so we can evaluate it.

Does the hub warranty cover radial lacing?
answer: Not anymore. Too much additional load is placed on the weakest part of the hub (the flanges) and little is gained by radial lacing. It is not stronger than a 2X pattern and hardly lighter. Why do it?
Radial Lacing does not void the warranty!!bobobo
Oct 7, 2002 5:21 PM
Better not have any problems because it won't be covered under warranty if radially laced which is really nothing but a boutique lacing pattern anyway used by posers. LOL :-)
re: Chris King / Open Pro wheelset from performanceCAAD5 Kid
Oct 3, 2002 6:51 AM
If you don't like the noise from the chris king hub, you can have your LBS repack the rear hub with an extra bit of ring drive lube, the extra bit makes the hub virtually silent.
re: Chris King / Open Pro wheelset from performancesrotten
Oct 3, 2002 7:54 AM
Loud hubs are cool!