Source: KORE Components
KORE Durox Hubs
• QR/15mm/20mm compatibility
• 135/142mm compatibility
• 7075 aluminum one-piece freehub
• 9/10 speed and XX1 options
• Five pawl/triple tooth engagement
• Fifty tooth steep drive ring
• Sealed cartridge bearings
• Front hub weight: 176/172g (15/20mm)
• Rear hub weight: 251/240g (10spd/XX1)
Back in mid-2012 we started to hear rumours and see spy pictures of SRAM's 1 x 11 drivetrain setup. When we first saw this we thought what a great idea to simply do away with the front derailleur but achieve a similar gear ratio by adding an extra large cog to the cassette. At this time we at KORE decided that we wanted to be among the first few companies to offer our hubs with a compatible freehub to accept the new 11 speed cassette. After some initial talks we agreed a licence to offer these and started working on the freehub - we have tried very hard on this project and attention to detail is second to none so that we are 100% confident that we have one of the best XX1 compatible freehubs on the market.
We will be offering our XX1 freehubs for our 2013 Durox and Torsion hubs in alloy and cro-mo versions, and they will be available on XCD-SL, DUROX and MEGA complete wheelsets. The alloy Durox version weighs 11 grams less than our standard freehub which makes the Durox rear 12 x 142 hub a very respectable 240 grams.
KORE Brand Manager Ollie Thomas said –
“With the cycle industry seemingly going crazy with the launch of SRAM’s XX1 system, and reports from SRAM that initial orders were three times more than expected, we are stoked to be able to offer our XX1 freehubs at this early stage in the 2013 season. Our test riders who were part of the elite few to receive early sample XX1 kits have been extensively testing the freehubs on both our Durox and Torsion hubs for months now with no issues. The rest of us can’t wait to our hands on an XX1 setup when it becomes readily available at the end of January. Our hats are off to SRAM for pushing the limits within the cycle industry and bringing everyone a new great product!”