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.

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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.

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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.


  1. looks nice.

    maybe SRAM has taken a page from the Crank Brothers book of engineering?

    step 1 – “design” it to look nice.

    step 2 – come up with some awesome packaging

    step 3 – sell it for way more than it could ever possibly be worth

    step 4 – release a new model 6 months later when it fails.

  2. Crank brothers has a book of engineering?

    They should learn to read then.

    Had a SRAM X.4 shifter and the gear indicator broke, SRAM are poop.
    I never know what gear I’m in anymore 🙁

    Listen to Dj fuckstopper

  3. angled flanges, angled drillings are nothing new. please, less time on catchy terms for stuff that’s been around, more time on making something worthwhile.
    price is ridiculous.
    XX1 is far from flawless. more than one person i know is done with it already, going back to XTR double. XX1 is okay for terrain where youre climbing for a long time, you get to the top, you dump a bunch of gears, you head down. around here, it’s deep-woods type, youre constantly back n forth across a few gears, it’s just not that smooth or fast of a shift…

  4. Duh… JAAAAAY – you are basing your experience with SRAM on X4 shifters???? That’s laughable… because all things are equal right? SRAM comes out with XX1 and it’s huge and everyone wants it… but they don’t know what they are doing… right?

  5. Price is right where it should be considering the weight, just under the cost of DT240 hubs and weigh a few grams less. If ‘street’ price winds up being closer to American Classic than Chris King these would be a good weight weenie option.

    Durability is yet to be seen, of course.

  6. Holy ship Tad Dickman you’re right, XX1 is huge we looked on my friends iphone 4 in our lunch break at Walmart the cassette was so huge couldn’t see it on the whole screen without zooming out!
    But the rest of the group set didn’t look that huge, The chain ring was only a one gear, and a 32t
    at that. Must be for creepers. My Sunrace crank set has 3 rings I can go wicked fast down the street.

  7. Looks like a winner to me. those prices are MSRP and will sell for less in reality. If the weight is whatthey say it is and the durability is there then these are going to be hard to beat. also remember that Sram is one of the biggest part suppliers in the world (for cycling that is) so getting parts should be fairly easy to get which is a huge plus. I could be interested for a set of race wheels.

  8. @ all complaining about only 2 pawl engagement, mavic 2 paul only hadley 6 pawls only 1 engages at any time hence high engagement no.s. most hub manufacturers are 2 pawl a limited no. are 3 pawl if you want more pawl contact get dt swiss if you want xx1 capability or chris king if not but 2 points is normal.

    pricing is a bit high but weight is ridiculously low if bearings are reliable and axle is ti not alloy (sram carbon wheels 2012 came out with often braking alloy axle later replaced with ti) a worthy consideration but based on the fact i hate xx1 (lazy fat mans 1×10) i will stick with my chris kings

What do you think?