White Industries Goes 11 Speed, Does Belt Drive Freewheel
White Industries has updated their long standing hub shell design for 2013 on the new T11 11-speed hub. The same reliable internals they are known for are found inside, but the freehub is now 11 speed compatible for either Shimano or Campy. The freehub body is a tad longer, but has been machined a bit more to keep it at the same weight as its predecessor. And, with a spacer, the T11 is still 8/9/10 speed capable. The T11 comes in silver, or this very nice looking black, and the graphics are CNC cut out after the black anodizing is done. This image doesn’t do this hub justice, and the graphics are way more detailed that I could get without switching to a macro lens. I wasn’t quoted retail pricing, but was informed that it should be close to (slightly higher) than the current hubs. Oh, and the front hub gets a new shell design to be consistent with the T11 rear, but maintains the same internals.
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Also of note at the White booth was a new 22t Gates Center Track Belt Drive freewheel. Other sizes to come if demand presents it self.
Speaking of demand, White Industries has added a 24 hole drilling option on their mountain MI6 disc hubs. Worried about wheel reliability, they were hesitant to release the drilling option in the past, but with new carbon rims being so strong (the intended application) they felt it was time to update the MI6.