Chris King launches the first recyclable carbon aero wheels - the carbon wheels with a smaller footprint are made in the USA

The ARD44 wheelset sports an aero profile, new black-on-black logos, a hookless rim, a lifetime warranty and a smaller carbon footprint

The new Chris King ARD44
(Image credit: Chris King Precision Components)

Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer Chris King Precision Components has long been a proponent of more sustainable practices in the bike industry. This is seen in the company's manufacturing processes, materials sourcing, and resulting high-end products, which are well-known for their quality and durability.

In adopting the latest trends around down-cyclable carbon, Chris King today released its latest FusionFiber wheelset, the ARD44 — the first recyclable carbon wheels of its kind and entirely made in the USA.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.