Chris King Granted Micro Spline License, Announce New Hubs and Conversion Kits

Dec 30, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

The slow rollout of micro spline compatible hubs is continuing and Chris King are the latest brand to be granted a license. They have kicked their production into full gear and are hoping to have the hubs released early next year.

All the details are in the press release below.



PRESS RELEASE: Chris King Precision Components

We are pleased to announce that Shimano has granted us a license to make Micro Spline driveshells and we're ramping up production to release our Micro Spline hubs and conversion kits on January 31st!

Our Micro Spline driveshell uses a new bearing and axle design that makes them our lightest ever ISO hubs while also reducing drag and making them even faster than they already are! Micro Spline conversion kits will fit all ISO B Boost and ISO DH Superboost rear hubs. Available with our made-in-house stainless steel or ceramic bearings.

Backed with the King Lifetime Warranty, including the bearings, and engineered to get faster with every ride, what's not to love?

Pre-orders begin on January 15th for release on January 31st.

Chris King ISO B Micro Spline in Violet.

Configurations


ISO B:

148x12mm
24h, 28h, 32h
Stainless Steel or Ceramic Bearings

ISO DH Superboost:

157x12mm
28h, 32h
Stainless Steel or Ceramic Bearings


For more information click here.




MENTIONS: @shimano




147 Comments

  • 59 4
 THANK YOU SWEET BABY YODA!!
  • 12 25
flag fullfacemike (Dec 30, 2019 at 11:07) (Below Threshold)
 Yea, sure, just ignore the fact that they're still only making 6-bolt hubs so you can't use shiny new XTR rotors with your shiny new XTR drivetrain.
  • 22 46
flag lyfcycles (Dec 30, 2019 at 11:34) (Below Threshold)
 @fullfacemike: center lock is trash any way, particularly when it comes to thru axles.
  • 9 2
 @lyfcycles: That's why Shimano decided to make current XT and XTR exclusively in centerlock?
  • 28 3
 @lyfcycles: Love my centerlock for ease of maintenance. Just one lockring and the rotor is off. ez-pz. And DT-swiss has that sexy adapter so you can use any rotor on a centerlock hub. Never been a fan of undoing threadlocked T25 bolts 6 times. Personal preference I guess. Haven't come across any thruaxle issues with centerlock hubs when I worked at the shop.
  • 6 6
 @lyfcycles: wtf u talking about
  • 11 5
 Downvoters: sometimes the truth hurts. I had a customer roll in ready to drop $10k+ on a build that included both Chris King hubs and XTR rotors, which seemed like a very reasonable request given the money he was willing to spend. I had to tell him that even for TEN THOUSAND dollars he can't get exactly what he wants in the bike industry.
  • 31 5
 @Kimura: I've been working in the industry for over 10 years. Getting the lock ring on to torque spec requires modifications to tools in order to clear the ends of through axles and still be able to put the tool on the driver properly. It's a pain in the ass. Even with the domed park tool socket that is supposed to take care of the issue it tends to slip and chew up the flats. The cassette lock ring style they used to use were better for that, but dont really work with thru axles because of clearance issues again. From a performance perspective, I've seen tons of center locks that even at torque have side to side movement on the splines and make the brakes noisy or feel like shit. Center lock is just a "standard" that shimano created to solve a problem that didnt exist so they could patent and license it.
  • 6 4
 @lyfcycles: yeah? Well that's like your opinion, man!
  • 3 1
 @lyfcycles: I've seen tons of center locks that even at torque have side to side movement on the splines and make the brakes noisy or feel like shit.

This would imply that either the rotor or the lockring that your fitting has bottomed out on the spline before proper torque can be applied because its incorrectly fitted. Torque starts when the fastener has hit a hard stop,
  • 4 0
 @Demoguy: can verify what @lyfcycles is saying, they often do that even when installed properly - there really isn't much you can do to f*ck it up. Centrelock should be a better system but along with the wandering bite points it's one of the few things Shimano did not execute well. That and tons of pivot play in the newer XT derailleurs for some reason. Very srammy, quite disappointing.
  • 6 0
 @fullfacemike: Did he threaten you with a root canal with no anesthesia?
  • 2 17
flag ranke (Dec 30, 2019 at 22:39) (Below Threshold)
 except for disliking the new habit of xc guys pretending they have riding skills (rather than just determination, which in itself is no small thing, but still) by calling themselves "downcountry" i don't much care how/what we ride... except for the f*cking unnecessarily loud hubs. get yourselves some onyx if you want to spent the money on quality and shut the f*ck up please. It's like wallets on steroids with you hub people. jeez.
  • 9 0
 6-bolt, apart from from eliminating the single point of failure, allows for wider spacing of the bearings and less unsupported axle. 6-bolt all the way.
  • 3 0
 @ricksterjack: here's a tip use a drill lol not hard at all.
  • 3 0
 @lyfcycles: agreed.
  • 1 0
 @Socket: scammy you mean
  • 1 0
 @fullfacemike: what is he expecting? It's a bicycle, does he want it to ride for him too? Cycling really is for bored execs and the selling industry and not the passionate cyclist.
  • 1 0
 @sacalobra: I guess he was expecting that a ten f*cking thousand dollar bike could have two of the most commonly asked for high-end custom build options work together especially since Shimano also makes 6-bolt rotors and Chris King also makes centerlock hubs (road only though) so it's not like either doesn't know how. This particular customer is also a badass who works his ass off so, as fun as the bored exec or dentist trope is, some people just work hard at regular, decent-paying jobs and prioritize having nice equipment.
  • 1 1
 @mhoshal: Until ya get a customer's wheel with the bolts seized in place because they left it in the rain and the drill stripped out the T25 bolt. Then your spending extra time with a bolt extractor. Now I break em loose by hand and finish em off with a low power drill. So I do agree.
  • 1 2
 @ricksterjack: lmao could you make it an any worse scenario why not give the guy cancer too lol no one I have ever met leaves their expensive bikes out in shitty weather and if you do that's your stupidity.
  • 1 0
 @mhoshal: The number of expensive bikes that came into the shop and were neglected by their owner got under my skin. I had a customer with an $6000 tri bike stored in a shed at a beach house that had a chain frozen in rust. Another customer with a high end specialized stump jumper from the 2010's with a chris king headset also destroyed by rain. The bottom bracket wouldn't even spin. This was at a shop close to Washington DC. Might be a geographical thing idk. I guess some people have a lot of money but a poor work ethic. I store my bikes in the living room.

I used to joke about reporting the bike to bicycle protective services. lol
  • 19 0
 Make some Micro spline freehub body for folks who are still rocking the CK 142mm rear hub. Not just boost CK boost hub.
  • 11 0
 Better yet, make a boost conversion for the old 142 hubs.
  • 5 0
 @defineindecline:

The difficulty there is the brake mount spacing. They'd have to offer something like the MRP kit to convert it.
  • 2 0
 @singletrackhound I was thinking the same thing when I read the article then I remembered reading that Chris King is no longer producing non boost ISO disc hubs.
  • 2 1
 Just spread those legs.. Sorry, stays, wider..
  • 3 3
 Just want to add that Chris King prides themself for making high quality hubs that last life-time hence charging premium for their product and many of us buy their product based on it. I myself own three non-boost CK hub sets on several wheelsets. If CK has decided to make Shimano Micro Spline freehub body for their boost hubs they can not forget about their longtime loyal customers who owns Non-boost hubs. They can easily make this happen for their non boost hub as well. Also as @defineindeline has noted they can make boost conversion kit for non boost hub as well. Of course CK wants us to buy brand new boost hubs to make more profit but if that is the case why pay premium on their claimed "life-time lasting" hubs that dont fit on new bikes anymore?
  • 2 0
 @defineindecline: I asked about it back when I got my set of kings, they had said it was possible to convert to boost. I suspect they keep all the internals and just swap the hub shell
  • 2 0
 @chriskingbuzz need to keep manufacturing non boost hubs, even if it's a limited production run of 100 units every year.

To decide to no longer produce a hub for a still current and relatively high demand standard (20x110) is ridiculous.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: interesting note. Would be cool to experiment with.
  • 18 2
 I know I should read the words but I'm blown away by the sexy pictures. Jewelery I'd like to wear. It's not for me it's for my significant other. My bike.
  • 68 57
 This licensing of a splined hub body is utter bs. Hub brands should just give Shimano the finger on this and boycott micro-spline if not everyone is allowed to use it...
  • 26 45
flag Kimura (Dec 30, 2019 at 5:49) (Below Threshold)
 I'm gonna have to give you a downvote
  • 21 11
 I don’t think Shimano cares... their goal is to sell as many hubs of their own then cover the most frequently used OEMs. CK, Hope, I9 are all cool, respect worthy, but quite irrelevant in the big picture. If I was after best shifting perfomance I would definitely pick a microspline compatible hub, Only to have Shimano cassette.
  • 7 16
flag bulletbassman (Dec 30, 2019 at 6:47) (Below Threshold)
 The idea is the same idea that Apple had for several decades with software. By only allowing licensed hubs Shimano users have a bit of a guarantee that hubs/cassettes are going to work and not destroy their investment in their drivetrain.

If you don't like it then buy Windows/Sram.
  • 23 9
 @bulletbassman: you have that backwards. Apple=Sram. And you can keep both of them. Smile
  • 6 13
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 30, 2019 at 7:49) (Below Threshold)
 @rrolly: what apple? I love IPhones and IPads and vigorously hate MacBooks. I love Sram Codes, couldn’t be more arse about their suspension, mechs and shifters but vigorously hate their cassettes.
  • 2 0
 No use boycotting if you cant use it anyway. It will roll out to be more common eventually. And knowing shimano will be standard for the next 20 years.
  • 6 2
 Shimano engineered arguably the best-shifting 12-speed drivetrain by focusing on the details. It makes sense to me that they would want to use licensing (and the threat of withdrawing licensing) to ensure that hub manufacturers closely complied with their standards.
  • 7 4
 @Marcencinitas: don’t break balls of people who just spend 2k on AXS. Too soon!
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm waiting for AXXL. Bigger cogs.
  • 8 6
 @WAKIdesigns: Why do you hate macbooks? What other company is brave enough to dump one of the most used keys (ESC)? What other laptop can dig into your wrists with an incredibly sharp edge and make your arms look like a teenage girl seeking attention?
  • 4 0
 @bulletbassman: you love your dongles eh?
  • 1 0
 @ismasan: Haven’t bought an apple device in years for that reason
  • 13 5
 All manufacturers can make microspline freehubs from 1st Jan, this is the date the restriction is lifted.
  • 7 0
 This is not true. Shimano said that they will consider adding new licenses January 1st, not that licensing is not required.
  • 3 3
 @Oyloe: licensing sits with the hub manufacturer now, not the actual brand. I.e if brands are using the same factory all share the same licence from the hub factory.

The only stipulation is the hub factory must report to Shimano the number of freehub bodies manufactured.
  • 9 1
 Finally, an option for all those people who've been itching to drop £450 on a freehub. ????
  • 5 0
 Apparently hope are also going to be licenced as of January the 1st check out this link www.ptcycles.co.uk/news/Shimano+Microspline+Licence+granted+to+Hope+/75
As soon as hope release a shimano driver I'm sayin Bye bye eagle hello xt!.......
Any one wanna buy a sram eagle xx01?????
  • 8 1
 "Any one wanna buy a sram eagle xx01?????"

No.
  • 19 16
 For the folks that want to save the planet from ending in 12 years Chris King Hubs should be your first choice. Buy them once and never have to send them to the landfill. Plus I think their manufacturing process uses the most up to date environmental practices. Just think you can not only have a really nice set of hubs and the latest Shimano cassette, along with saving us from the end of the world. That is more than a two fer...
  • 18 2
 Im not sure if this is meant to be a joke or semi legit?
  • 13 1
 If only the act of buying new hubs didn't create waste.
  • 33 0
 Unless of course hub standards change again. I’ve had a few “lifetime” hubs, King, Hadley, I9, and none fit any current frame.

You’re not wrong, and even if your hubs do become obsolete it’s still better that they’re manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner, but ultimately sustainability and modern cycling still don’t quite go together as well as one would hope.
  • 5 0
 You don't have to send your old hubs to the land fill. Recycle them at your local scrap yard!
#reduceyourwaste
  • 7 0
 Reduce (your consumption)
Reuse (the parts you already have)
Recycle (the parts you can't repair)

@maxyedor is wise, MTB hubs barely last 4-5 years because your frame breaks and then you cannot find a suitable replacement; the hub is a relic. I have a drawer of hubs that can no longer be used because of changes like disc brakes and axles.
  • 8 0
 @maxyedor: agreed, itll last forever.. As a paperweight. I have dozens of 150x12 hubs- If only boost had been 2mm wider. I don't trust the industry standards enough to buy anything of any value in mtb anymore
  • 5 1
 i broke my CK rear hub (cant remember what exactly broke but it was gonna be pricey). Frown instead of buying a replacement part, i bought a Hope.
  • 3 0
 @nordland071285: You have not idea how sad I was when I sold my 12x150 Hadley for $50. Thought that thing was going to the grave with me.

I still buy high end hubs because they just require less service and you can actually get parts for them when you break them, but I know they’ll probably get dumped with my frame every couple years. At least my buddy who picked up my last bike off me is enjoying my previous pair of i9 wheels, which is kind of the same as recycling
  • 12 11
 That'd be all well and true if it weren't for Chris King products being steaming piles of shit that require unreasonable maintenance intervals and the customer service dept that blames customers for every warranty issue.
  • 13 0
 @maxyedor:
Maybe the companies in the industry should get on board of not creating waste by making minor changes, that make 3 year old bikes and parts obsolete, just to drive more sales. Seems like an easy top down solution to me..but...it won't happen. Revenue growth is more important.
  • 5 1
 @BobbyHillbomb: I accidentally downvoted you when you're the only one speaking the truth and for that I am a failure.
  • 10 1
 Still running King rear hubs over 15 years old and they function perfectly. The amount of abuse they've taken is beyond any other component I've owned, and yet they've lasted the longest, and their performance is top notch. With age they actually get better - they roll nicer as the seals wear in and they get quieter as well. Understanding how to "maintain" a King hub is not difficult, and once you get it, maintenance is so easy its a non-issue. I've trashed other high end hubs in less than a season of hard riding. King hubs are the one "no-brainer" component choice for me. Their customer service has been top notch as well. For those folks not liking their King hubs I'll be glad to take them off your hands. Only issue I ever had with King was they were slow to move on new standards. Great news to hear they've come out with this new driver so quickly.
  • 3 1
 @MikerJ: +1000 Truth
  • 5 0
 @MikerJ: The only time I've ever lost a CK hub was due to a bike being stolen....they really do last.
  • 2 0
 @jcklondon: sell them so someone else can reuse them. I have a 2017 Specialized Demo that uses 135mm spacing. When I was looking for a new rear hub, I found that everyone still wanted $200 for an old hope pro 2 in a loud colour.
  • 2 1
 What idiot puts metal in a landfill? lol
  • 1 0
 @JohanG: I want to go to the landfill now and start looking for CK hubs. Maybe I will find a 148 Shimano when someone thought "They will never get the rights to make microspline so I am throwing these hubs out."
  • 1 0
 @mmoon: Of course, but you need to be reasonable. I do a good job of trying to sell whatever parts I don't use that might have a purpose elsewhere, but many of these components are truly un-wanted relics and often the "customers" at that price-point make selling difficult (at $40-60 people tend to ghost you a lot). Even when factoring in the up-cycling aspect it's hard to justify spending the time.

I hear you about people who want a lot for old components, like that Hope hub you wanted, but part of their desire for that price relates back to the discussion about companies creating the expectation of life-time components. Another part is that we live in a capitalist society where people are free to ask what they want for their goods and some people are very bad at estimating what the market will pay.

I also don't want to come off as a Luddite in this thread, thankfully components do slowly get better and of course people eventually want the better stuff. I think we just need to be cautious about the effects of that process.
  • 2 0
 @jcklondon: fair enough. I'm fortunate to have a couple of friends just getting into mountain biking that will trade beer for old bike parts. I might have a different opinion of selling old parts for others to reuse if I was trying to do it through the BuySell.
  • 3 3
 @Smallbright: I am SOOOOOOO thankful that not once ever have I taken the supposed environmental impact into consideration when buying any bike or bike part..... (well, or car, or home)
  • 4 1
 @RoadStain: your kids kids won’t be so thankful.
  • 2 2
 @cyrways: Tell it to China...you know...where most of the parts are made.
  • 2 0
 @RoadStain: everyone plays a part
  • 2 1
 @RoadStain: I agree 100%. I buy CK parts because they are simply the best engineered and last the longest with the least problems. In addition I can obtain repair parts and conversions for different bike “Standards”. TBH - their tree hugger vine puts me off , but not enough to not make a purchase.
  • 2 1
 @RoadStain: Only partially true, geographies for manufacturing vary more for bike parts than a lot of products. I will say that that a lot of carbon parts originate there. However, those parts only exist because of consumer demand and thus you have control over the demand portion in your choices and purchasing.
  • 2 0
 @cyrways: and I am a consumer....so.....What is funny is the reality my Campagnolo Record 12 car on cranks are really from China as well....oh well.
  • 4 0
 As a current sram gx eagle drive owner its crazy to me i can get a new dt swiss micro driver and xt 12 speed cassette for cheaper than a gx eagle cassette. Going this way next time i need a new cassette.
  • 3 1
 I used king hubs a lot in the past with several wheel sets & the bearings lasted ages. later I had a early r45 rear road hub & the inner hub shell bearing wore out in 6months. sent it back under warranty twice. I changed to DT240 & what a difference. they're not only noticeably lighter, theres also a lot less bearing drag, so they roll a lot faster. my oldest 240 rear is close to 30k miles with original main hub body bearings (outer freehub bearings are £3 & the only part that doesnt survive multiple winters).

in the UK the king rear hub RRP is £480. for £180 less you could get the DT which is lighter, rolls faster & can be had with both centrelock/ 6bolt & microspline. even if you ignori the money difference, the DT is still the better hub.
  • 1 0
 What colors do the 240s come in?
  • 1 0
 @reverend27: black only for current hubs. i've seen the older 142 x 12mm also in white
  • 4 0
 CK products are excellent, and I think in light of everything they know what they’re doingtup
  • 1 0
 I’m surprised by this rollout. Seems that the adoption would’ve been much faster and broader if Shimano had these licenses in place on the day XTR was released, and if any company had the pull to do that it would be Shimano.
  • 2 2
 To all the people complaining about shimano not releasing this earlier to the aftermarket hub guys, you need to cool down a little bit. For early adopters they've had options if you really wanted to convert to shimano 1x12 for a while now.

I think I read somewhere (probably in PB comments) that this was more about blocking SRAM from copying the design than it was about punishing the hub manufacturers. Shimano's cassette design (for microspline hub) is far less expensive to manufacture than SRAMs 12 sp cassette. As soon as Shimano releases the design SRAM can use it.

But then again, you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. Maybe shimano just likes trolling hub manufacturers.
  • 10 0
 White Industries flipped it on them by releasing a Micro Spline compatible freehub that didn't use Shimano's exact design but still works with their new 12s cassettes lol
  • 2 0
 you can imagine King had the G-code already queued up just waiting on the go ahead. Sick news! King I love your hubs, going on 12 years with my two sets.
  • 3 0
 Link to their website's broken. Too many w's.
  • 5 4
 What about hope?I cant wait to swap out srams shitty shifting eagle and get back on shimanos xt gear!!!Hope hubs are for life not just for Christmas come on shimano!!!
  • 1 1
 You mean the cassette is shit shifting or the whole drive train. Just got eagle and I have to say I don't like the shifter. No rapid fire and can't shift down with fire finger. I keep trying to do it and getting mad that I dont have xt anymore. So tempted to ditch the eagle mech and shifter buy run the eagle cassette still
  • 1 1
 @filryan: yeah the cassette is not smooth in its shifting also the derailer falls out of tune regularly.i also missed the rapid fire in the shifter at first but got used to it after a few days out.i also considered ditching the shifter and mech and using xt with the eAgle cassette but I am always dubious about running different brands within a group set.it may be cool but I have never done it?all I know is there is no shifting quite like shimano.i was buzzing when I got the eagle ,the 12th cog was a pleasure but I was immediately missing the crisp shifting from shimanos xt.Its not the way my group set is set up either as I rode tons of bikes over several demo days In spring and all the bikes with eagle had the same shitty shifting,great going up the cassette crap coming down it especially the last 3 cogs!
  • 2 0
 @chrisoutspoken: ah well I'll see how the cassette goes I guess it's only 1 ride old at Min. Sure I will get used to the shifter too then. I'll Just keep at it. As for mixing makes of components I've done that loads of time with no issue. Only the cassette tho.
I was a SRAM man untill I got the m8000 group set on last bike. I think if I had built this bike from frame up I'd of gone 11 speed m8000 over eagle for sure. The hope hubs I have didint have option for micro spline yet either
  • 2 0
 @chrisoutspoken: I've been running XT shift/der with GX cassette/chain the past few months and it works fine. So nice to get back onto Shimano shifting after 3/4 of a year of mediocre full GX drivetrain...I got sick of the constant need for adjusting of the GX junk.
  • 1 0
 @chrisoutspoken: the chain and cassette are what makes it shift well. Those are the parts with hyperlide+ all the shifting under power benefits come from those.

If you want to mix match I would go Shimano cassette and chain axs shifter derailuer.
  • 1 0
 @filryan: tbf I actually swapped out the m8000 groupset for the eagle and defo didnt regret it.It was my 1st 1x drivetrain and I was always clicking for another gear only to find it wasnt there! I rarely do that on the eagle.BTW I had a look on the net and apparently hope now have a license from shimano????
  • 1 0
 @reverend27: If I was loaded and single I would probably consider a slick set up like that......
  • 1 0
 @chrisoutspoken: yea I've seen hope now have microspline from Jan. I would deff of gone that way had they had in the other month when I got my plastic sixth element wheels. See how I go for now I may swap down the line.
  • 1 0
 @filryan: doesn't work too good. Been on shimano 12s w/ eagle cassette a while and everything works but 42t, its not too annoying but looking forward to the shimano cassette.
  • 3 0
 Why are these not compatible with ck non boost hubs?
  • 2 0
 From the looks of them in the pictures with those giant steel end caps on the axles and the description of them using a new bearing and being lighter than the other ones, I think it’s because the axles are thinner and they aren’t making any non-boost axles to fit the new bearing.

So, basically for the same reason that they discontinued the non-boost hubs (and replacement/conversion parts!): because they don’t care about the customers who would want to concert. I’m guessing that their market analysis says that people who are willing to pay $450 for a hub are willing to do it again to get one that fits their new bike.
  • 2 0
 Did I miss the part where they talk about these being offered in stainless steel? Alu, makes for pu, drivers.
  • 4 3
 Or just buy a Hadley. they have had one for months, use standard tools to work on and have Hybrid ceramic bearings.
  • 6 0
 too bad its still not on their website
  • 19 2
 hybrid ceramic bearings are useless...
  • 1 0
 Is this true?
  • 4 0
 @rpet:

Yep. I own one and have been riding it for like a month.
  • 1 0
 @FearlessFly: thanks dude! Did you buy them direct or ?
  • 3 0
 @rpet:

I get then from Eric Ballie ....he sells them on his website Ballie racing. Just search for Hadley hubs online and he pops right up.
  • 1 1
 Except ceramic bearings are a negative... Not a positive.
  • 1 0
 @hmstuna: The hadley ones hold up well. I have had bad results with others. Not sure what Hadley does different.
  • 1 0
 @FearlessFly: yep I know the Balle site!
  • 1 0
 @FearlessFly: I buy my Hadley hubs from balleracing also. They are fast rolling hubs, made in USA with a forged hub shell sold at a reasonable price.
  • 3 1
 And hope still doesn't have a microspline
  • 6 0
 They said they'll have them Jan 1st.
  • 3 0
 They’ve got them good to go.
  • 3 2
 How many months has micro spline been around now? This roll out is so dumb.
  • 1 0
 BikeMag's dream build video last week stated they wanted to use King hubs but they didn't have Microspline so they went with another hub maker. Had they not done this press release a lot of people, including myself would have thought they still didn't offer it. So it makes sense.
  • 1 0
 Official release date of Hope microspline freehub body is tomorrow so there's that as well.
  • 6 9
 Bugs me that bigger companies still trying to corner people, make you buy only their proprietary sizes and interfaces. Makes riding waaaay more expensive and wasteful than needs. Props to CK for their quality and simple it works beauty.
  • 12 2
 expect that if you want to service your CK parts you have to buy CK tools - I'd say that makes them pretty proprietary
  • 2 0
 @artistformlyknowasdan: King hubs are designed so that they can be fully serviced without removing the bearings. All you need is a 2.5mm and a pick/pen knife. The tool is only if you need to remove bearings and swap a hubshell.
  • 1 0
 @Oyloe: Agree. You can do like 99% of the service on a King hub without the tools. I've got the tools and never use them. About once in every 3 to 5 years, between wheel builds I'll send my Kings back to the mother ship for a full overhaul and upgrades if needed.
  • 2 0
 Moist!!
  • 1 0
 Why its now, fu... K)))) i need more work)))) awesom hub
  • 1 1
 Link to the website has too many w’s in the URL
Should be www.chrisking.com
Not wwww.chrisking.com
  • 4 3
 Take my money
  • 5 0
 Is it enough?
  • 1 0
 Shrinking Violets Smile
  • 2 2
 Most AWESOME...!
  • 3 4
 Beautiful . but who buys them ?
  • 2 1
 Quite a few people 'round here.
  • 3 1
 CK hubs are well worth the money in my opinion. Parts that keep working no matter what you throw at them really is the grail of mountain biking.
  • 3 1
 Everyone at NAHBS.
  • 1 2
 Errr @Pinkbike where's my original comment?
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