Chris King Hubs
Chris King hubs have a well-earned reputation in the marketplace. Whether for their long-wearing durability or their ease of service, King hubs are a favorite of shop mechanics and tech editors the world over. But strength and durability do not come at a performance cost. King hubs are as fast as any hub in the game. Even with a legendary sealing system that affords a 5-year warranty in all conditions, King hubs have rolled to numerous professional wins on and off road.
Inside the hubshells, the business transaction of putting your power to work, is where you'll find what matter most. Yes, everyone loves our colors, but it's our bearings, axles and engagement system that have earned the trust of discerning cyclists. We make our own bearings in-house, each hand-checked for precision and built with a robust sealing system. Best of all? Service them yourself! Our strong, constant diameter axles run through the bearings to the frame and fork dropouts for precise handling and stiffness under power.
Every King rear hub is powered by Chris's patented RingDrive™ engagement system. This unique design offers instant, positive engagement that is over 3 times quicker than a standard 24-tooth pawl-type freehub. RingDrive™ uses 72 engagement teeth on stainless steel drive and driven rings for a system that is capable of handling torque load of over 800 ft/lbs. Our R45 road racing hub has it's own 45-tooth stainless steel RingDrive™ for further reduced drag and noise.
Make no mistake, strong, durable hubs do not translate to slow. The R45 has been ridden to over 100 professional and elite victories since its introduction in 2010. In 2011, King ISO hubs have been ridden to 2 World Cup Downhill victories by the Santa Cruz Syndicate, 3 Crankworx wins by Brian Lopes (Ibis), and victories at Trans-Andes, Transylvania Epic (3 stages), & BC Bike Race (3 stages) by Team Jamis.
We offer hubs for nearly every discipline from BMX to MTB to CX to Road including tandem.
Every Chris King hub carries a 5-year warranty and is available in 9 anodized colors