Chris King Single Speed Hubs Hub

Chris King Single Speed Hubs Hub 

DESCRIPTION

  • Weight: Front 118g; Rear 335g
  • Price: Front $159; Rear $379
  • disc brake versions priced higher
  • Stainless steel cogs are available from 12t-18t.
  • Aluminum cogs are available from 16t-18t.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 18, 2009]
    Goody
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Engagement is awesome. These hubs are the best.

    Weakness:

    None

    I have King Hubs on my SS, Nomad and Blur LT. They are amazing. I had an issue with my older hub and my LBS sent the hub back to King and they rebuilt it and added the new style hub tightening for next to nothing...$20 is what is cost me. I do have the hub wrench for tightening the hub if it get's loose but that's rare. In the beginning break in period it was a half a dozen times. On the Singlespeed hub, haven't touched it and it's been perfect. King rocks. You get what you pay for

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano XTR, DTS Swiss

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Sep 20, 2009]
    Widebody
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Great engagement

    Weakness:

    Requires constant maintenance

    Well, I love the engagement. But I have two sets of Kings and have to say they are a constant maintenance nightmare. I have both a singlespeed hub and one for my geared bike and both rear hubs are always coming loose. I've had the shop fix them a number of times (by several different mechanics), have done it myself and they last about three or four rides before they come loose.

    People say Chris King has great customer service but I can't get them to answer polite emails asking what their suggestions are for fixing these problems.

    I'm not sure there's another answer out there for this quick engagement that I love so much, but the maintenance hassles I've endured make me wish for something else.

    Similar Products Used:

    Hugi/DT Swiss/Shimano/Phil Wood/American Classic

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    [Sep 18, 2008]
    freeride is fun
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Awesome hub! with 72 points of engagement this hub maximizes pedalling efficiency. very smooth. hooks up as soon as you pedal. not to mention it sounds cool too!

    Weakness:

    none so far. plus its backed by a 5 year product warranty!

    if you can get ade4al on this hub, definitely buy it!! i would recomend getting it if your are sick of stock hubs

    Similar Products Used:

    stock hubs on a variety of bikes

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jun 18, 2003]
    Matt Berg
    Racer

    Strength:

    Dishless
    Cassette Design
    Finish and Color Choice
    Bearing Quality
    If you use King Cog You can Flip'em over when they get used worn(the reason way the cassette body has equal splines)

    Weakness:

    Availability(Was not able to get on line, had to go to LBS which did not let me down. It was only $20 more and had it in a week direct from King!) THANK YOU LBS..they rarely let you down.

    Equally splined Aluminum hub body(if you want to run something other than King Kogs)Aluminum(6061 T6 or 7074?) is soft for this application if you want to put something else other than King kogs on.

    Awesome hub!!! Design intent spot on! One small problem which is no really a problem...King Kogs BOO!
    With a little custom work I chopped a used XT cassette up and filed one of the splines down to fit it on the hub. The cassette body has equal splines, which is different than the Shimano(ISO?) standard. I filled down the big internal spline on the inside of the cassette. I cut of the 32,30 and 28 cogs off leaving 18,21 &24 I was careful not to cut the pins that hold the cogs that I wanted to keep. At this point I had beer and basked in greatness that it might work. Some SS Purists may scof at me...this was cheaper for me than buying the King Cog at 30 bucks a pop. Chain drives are also more efficient when chains wrap around larger circumferences not to mention the gain in chain & ring wear life. The ratio is ~2:1 and can be changed out on the trail and raceday relatively easy, affecting chainline little. For you roadies out there the Ultegra 19-21-23 cassette with Al Splines can also be used with a little filling...no chopping required, but beer is for this kind of project.

    To you guys and gals at KING...offer the hub body out of Ti or steel...Tooling cost would nothing, Process time will change a little, and material cost would be greater(for ti at least) we will absorb it as consumers, after all this hub costs as much as GDP of Fiji and 20-30 dollars more is nothing at the MSRP. You offer steel hub bodies for the other hubs...us SS'ers want steel also!

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    Paul Word(see review)

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Mar 23, 2006]
    Obionespeedonly

    Strength:

    SS Hub with Disc Adapter:Typical Chris King Quality. This review is overdue, and I hope they're serving the friend I sold them to just as well. Never a problem with them. Used for EVERYTHING-DH/XC/SS, you name it. I love the sound, and the looks you get as other riders shout out: "Kkkkkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggg!".

    Weakness:

    I was a bit nervous about the adapter at first, but never had to worry about it. I incessantly cheched it, but it stayed put. The only reason I put them aside was to pot a set of ISo's I have back into use as my goto set. I do wish they'd go ahead and come out with the ISO-SS hub though.

    They work. If you don't like the beehive sound, keep spinning.The quality is there. Your money's well spent.

    Similar Products Used:

    Chris King Classic hubs-road and mountain, ISO hubset.

    pics of a set: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=175818

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Mar 17, 2006]
    Chuck Cypert
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Beautiful finish, chi-chi color selection, reputation, easily adjusted, cogs easily swapped, weight, instant ON engagement.

    Weakness:

    Cost, availability, warnings about not lacing the front radial.

    They sound like a bee in a bucket but they are smooth and beautiful. You need to keep an eye on how much side-to-side play develops as they break in and keep them adjusted properly. I built two sets of wheels for this bike, the other is Phil Wood. Both are beautiful wheelsets but the Kings win on the issue of light weight but the durability remains to be seen, though I have no reason so far to expect any issues here. I don't see how you can go wrong, if you can afford these expensive SOBs.

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    XT 7sp conversion, Phil Wood

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Sep 15, 2006]
    Maxim
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    72pt

    Weakness:

    Price
    If you tell something they' like not to hear, chris king won't give you warranty
    Customer service
    5 year kid level drilling job
    bearing
    rolling resistance

    The one I purchased today was the worst hub.
    (king SS rear hub)

    Spoke hole drilling was worse than chinese hub.

    I mailed king and they rejected my mail address.

    I've paid $400 and got the botch.

    I complaint Ms Adrian Knapp about bearing price before and sounds like she put my address to black list.

    You can try my e-mail address vengo_subito@hotmail.com and
    chris king rejects as malinformed address and other fake email pass.

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    none

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [Aug 06, 2006]
    Who cares
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Great looking
    Quick engagement

    Weakness:

    Bearings: one inside driveshell is even not sealed , easily eats mud and collapses.
    Bearing Price: Just one bearing costs $37 or $40 and it's not worth it.
    Drive lube run out quickly

    It's all about bearings.
    If you have hub tool, check the bearing within drive shell and it must be eating lots of debris or almost dying.
    I'm not happy with other bearings too:NTN LLB type bearing has by far the better rolling ability and very well sealed.
    The price of the Japanese made NTN bearing is MRSP of about $6 and you could purchase about$3 each if you live in Japan.
    DT hugi 240 hub has weak hub flange but uses Japanese NTN too and rolls better than king.(cheap DT hub uses NTN of other country, such as taiwan etc)

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    [Feb 21, 2007]
    Eddie Jones
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Strong, smooth, loud, instant engagement

    Weakness:

    None, don't even think about suggesting any weaknesses. (Err, maybe the fact that they are so expensive, but you get what you pay for)

    These hubs are the best. No problems, and the sound is absolutely wicked. Sounds like an old WWII dive bomber when coasting.

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    Just XT hubs, Spinergy (good tight hubs)

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [May 06, 2000]
    mike pailliotet
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    perfect chainline, smooth as silk, "direct drive multi pawls thingymobob" kicks @$$ for SS, hub will not slip with those killer bolts!great looks as well!

    Weakness:

    I wish they were not so loud when coasting.

    the only way to go if you are commited(or should be)!!!

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    Bullseyes
    Bullseye
    Bullseye,Shimano

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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