SRAM Introduces X0 Hubs, Freehub Runs Double Time
As one of the last voids in the X0 component line up, SRAM has finally introduce an X0 level hub. Designed from the ground up to compliment the rest of the X0 line up, the new hub set offers traditional j-bend spoke wheel building but with plenty of modern technologies to keep you rolling. Available in XD or 10 speed freehub bodies, the X0 hubs are worth a look if you’re planning to build a wheelset in the near future.
X0 hubs will be offered in both 28 and 32 hole drillings, each with what SRAM is terming SEEKER 3D forged, angled flanges for a straighter shot from the flange to the rim. No need to bend the spoke head to profile the flange means less chance of spoke breakage.
Front and rear hubs include SRAM’s Sideswipe symmetrical end caps to adapt to nearly every axle standard except DH. Since the caps are symmetrical, there is no need to remember which side is which. The aluminum hub shells will be offered in sand blasted black with red accents, or glossy black with silver accents and weigh in at 130g for the front and 250g for the rear.
Termed DOUBLE TIME, the X0 hubs feature a 4 pawl ratchet mechanism for 52 points of engagement on the 26 tooth ratchet ring. That means there is 6.9° of engagement with full size pawls and teeth for long term durability. The hubs roll on SRAM’s Speedball sealed bearings.
X0 hubs will be available in December and will retail for $197.00 for the front and $364.00 for the rear.