Chris King hubs are renowned for their lightweight performance, durability, and ease of service. What you don't often hear about is the modularity of their design. Chris' hub design is elegantly simple and remarkably adaptable to various dimensions of axles such as the newly introduced 15mm for use with the new 15QR standard.
15QR is a collaborative effort between fork and hub/wheel manufacturers to improve the security and performance of the front wheel by replacing the 9mm quick release with a 15mm thru-type axle. We took most of 2008 to review and test this system and we're satisfied enough to offer an axle option in two hubshell styles. As noted, this new axle is a natural fit for the time-tested King bearings already in use on the ISO front hubs and ISO 20mm front hubs.
Our thinking is this, perhaps you already have one of our hubs and you're ready to make the switch to a new 15mm fork. We're ready to support your first hub choice; the one already on your bike. We've got 15mm axles to replace your existing axle and convert to a ISO 15mm. Keep your old fork and you can always switch between the two. Not that you will, but you can...
If you're in the market for an all-new hub to go with your all-new fork we'll keep future options open for you. Choose our standard ISO Disc based system (SD) for the lightest 15mm hub that we know of. Or choose the ISO 20mm based hub (LD) and keep your options open to switch to a 20mm or 24mm thru axle fork. Chances are you'll stick with the ISO 15mm, as it's a simple and efficient system with lots of strength, but you're always ready for change when you roll with King. Talk to the staff at your favorite bike shop or give us a call and we'll help with the decision-making.Key Features
- Super large bearing with 24 ball bearings per side for unparalleled strength & durability
- Can easily swap to a 20mm thru axle
- LD: Large Diameter
- Weight: 197g (complete hub)