HED Cycling is bringing a set of disc hubs to market in spring 2012 as a build option for their wheels.
The hubs will use CenterLock rotors and have 135mm rear spacing and be able to be built into any of their rims. HED’s Paul Ellis told us they won’t offer the hubs separately, but did give us their standalone weights: 160g front and 266g rear. Ellis said they went with CenterLock rather than 6-bolt because it’s simpler and they like the design better. It generally allows for a lighter weight hub, too.
Pricing it TBD, but Ellis says it won’t be much more than their regular hubs. At present, they’re not telling of any plans to build a disc-only rim, so the wheels will use their existing rim-brake compatible rims. The benefit is they are basically ready for road use, too, meaning you’ll be ready when the eventual move to disc brake road bikes becomes the norm.
Hubs photo after the break…