Strengths: Roll weight is really light, little or no maintenance, and I love the loudness of the freewheel. *CLICKCLICKCLICK....*
Weaknesses: None that I have found. Although, the loudness of the freewheel may get some people, but I love it.
I have always loved ChrisKing headsets and knew that the hubs would be equally awesome. And having being built by John Kovachi, these wheels are indestructible speedbullets. I would recommend these hubs to anyone interested in new wheels.
Similar Products Used: Mavic Crossmax on previous frame (Giant NRS Air)
Bike Setup: SantaCruz Blur, SID Race, XTR, Easton
from Ashland, Oregon
Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003
Strengths: run very smoothly, light weight, low maintenance so far, stiff and handle accurately/predictably. My wheels are built with 517's and DT revolutions spokes by LBS. Strong. Very nice looking, got gold ones to go with Id gold/orange
Weaknesses: sometimes the noisy free hub irritates me
I've seen it written that you shouldn't use DT revolution spokes with disc wheels but my wheels stay true despite the extra stress disc-braking places on them. Brian at Bicycle Jones in Klamath Falls, Or, built my wheels and when I took them in to shop in Ashland to have their first tune up at about 50 hours (they seemed fine but I thought I should have a pro tune them because that is not my forte) they told me they didn't have to do anything and didn't charge me(CycleSport, also good guys). I have been able to taco every other wheelset I've ridden (Brian would verify) except the King's and the Mavic's, but I'll probably break before these wheels do.
Similar Products Used: Mavic Crossmax UST disc, XT disc, lots of non disc wheels
Bike Setup: Ellsworth Id, Specialized Enduro Comp. Marzocchi Z1/Psylo Race, Avid mechanicals/Hayes, I try different combo's
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: January 18, 2003
Strengths: Everthing Chris King Hubs laced to Mavic 317 are light bullet proof. These have been runnig true since day one. The idea of being able to field service these with two simple tools. Great IDEA.
Weaknesses: None at this time. Pricey but you truely get what you pay for these days.
You will love the way these run true. The bearings are silky smooth. To service these you need just 2 5mm allens wrenchs. I will not buy another hub setup
I've rode bikes since I was around 6, started BMX at 9, finished at 15 (17 now) You know when you just need to upgrade to something with much more adrenaline?
So, I've been looking into Mountain bikes! I want to do Down hill, Trails and typically quite rough terrains. And Road use, as I'll b ... Read More »
I am kind of new to the forum. Are we allowed to post for sale ads in here? I couldnt find a classified section. I was hoping to get rid of the following parts that I'm not using. Asking $100 for both wheel sets.
Alexrims DX32 Disc Rim
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In case anyone cares, I just mounted 700 X 34 Hutchinson Bulldog CX tires on WTB All Mountain 29 Speed Disc rims. I used the Gorilla Tape (one time around) and old tube valve method with Stan's sealant to make it tubeless. The tires are about 380 - 390 grams each. The size is just right, IMO, for co ... Read More »
First of all, I know that disc brakes are better than V-brakes. However, it seems like on the lower end mountain bikes I've test ridden (around $500), it seems like V-brakes not only stop better, but they require fewer adjustments and don't have the break in period that disc brakes have.
It se ... Read More »