For high engagement hub aficionados, the long wait for XD driver compatible Chris King hubs is now at an end. After nearly two years of development, the American manufacturer is now producing XX1 compatible hubs in a wide variety of sizes – from 135QR to 157×12, and everything in-between.
The hubs still spin on the legendary in-house made bearings and will utilize their Ring Drive system to provide 72 points of engagement.
The new hubs will be available in nine different colors and the occasional special edition. Overall weight doesn’t change significantly, as 135mm hubs equipped with the regular driver are claimed to weigh 6 grams more (336 gm.)
The new Chris King XD Driveshell is also backwards compatible, which will allow current owners to upgrade fairly easily. Want to upgrade or purchase a set? Parts and hubs will begin shipping May 1st. For more info, please visit Chris King