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SRAM Announces New XO DH Hubs

Jun 10, 2015
by SRAM  
SRAM XO DH hub
SRAM XO DH hub

The new SRAM X0 DH hubs are built around strength and durability. Our 52 point ratchet design gives you quick and reliable engagement. The X0 hubs are built with precision machined bearings giving you lower resistance, faster revolutions and no wasted time on drag. The hubs are also convertible to different axle types with removable end caps. From pawl tooth to spoke flanges, we took the extra time on the X0 DH hub so you won’t have to.

Details

• New rear DH option: 12x150 and 12x157
• 20x110 interface already available on existing front hub
• Tapered aluminum axle is stronger without added weight
• DOUBLE TIME mechanism for quick engagement
• SPEEDBALL bearings for smooth action
• 32 spoke holes
• Glossy black with silver accents and sand-blasted black with red label
• 3D forged hub shell with SEEKER
• Convertible to all axle types
• Available in XDTM or 10-speed driver body
• Weight: 130g (front), 265g (rear)
• Available 8/1/15
SRAM XO DH hub



SRAM XO DH hub
SRAM XO DH hub


SRAM XO DH hub



www.sram.com / @SramMedia


106 Comments

  • 150 8
 Trying so hard to please us after boost. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
  • 61 5
 #JeSuisBoost
  • 15 16
 Boost started with Trek, not with SRAM.
  • 24 2
 Those rear hubs are just £20 less than Chris King rear hubs over here, more than DT 240s! They ain't trying very hard.
  • 12 1
 They forgot 12x135?
  • 3 1
 these are XO DH but not 7-spd specific?.... unless I'm missing something, that would seem like a rather fun way to go.
  • 5 1
 XD driver body is 7 & 11 sp
  • 10 0
 SEEKER

SPEEDBALL

SIDE SWAP

DOUBLE TIME

sounds effing rad, where do I sign up?
  • 1 0
 Sounds like a Bob Log III song.
  • 1 0
 The North Remembers.
  • 1 0
 NORB SMITH
  • 2 0
 Sounds like a bunch of hair metal bands..
  • 121 0
 SRAM Xpensive. Went with all shimano shit on my next build, I just don't traffic enough cocaine for this shit anymore
  • 41 1
 New SRAM are as expansive as Chris KING hubs, if I had the money KING without any hesitation.
  • 39 5
 I am realizing that I am slowly becoming a shimano guy after all these years, better brakes, better shifting systems, better price, no consumer guinea pig bullshit, no forced standardization, way more clearer product offerings.
  • 10 7
 Shimano's hubs are ridiculously cheap for more than one reason. ZEE has the same hub shells as SLX, & people have been breaking them.

Not that I'd give SRAM the cash they think these hubs are worth. A set of I9s is actually cheaper, I think.
  • 15 0
 Almost $600 for a pair of cheesy SRAM hubs lol ,that is way to overpriced for a SRAM hub set.
  • 5 4
 My Zee front hub snapped! By the centerlock... Came stock on my GT Fury, used it for 5 rides and BOOM!
Also my Zee levers broke on my second ride. Yes, both!!

They have been replaced by shimano, but it is worrisome!

Vid of the broken hub:

www.pinkbike.com/video/411523
  • 4 0
 to their credit, these are actually superbly light hubs, particularly if they will withstand rigors of DH riding.
  • 3 22
flag MattGreenwood (Jun 11, 2015 at 9:00) (Below Threshold)
 But why on earth would you want light hubs? Heavy hubs keep their momentum better. If anything you want heavier (500g rear) hubs and light rims.
  • 12 1
 @caiokv, snapping levers sounds like your doing a lot of crashing.
  • 12 0
 Hope pro two is all I have to say. They sound INCREDIBLE and they're relatively inexpensive for what they are, bout $500 for a pair
  • 6 1
 Heavier hubs maintain their momentum, sure. But they'll also be slower to accelerate which is the bigger problem. But since theyre at the center of the wheel the effect of the rotational weight is way smaller than the rims and tire so no, I don't really care too much about hub weight, but lighter is still better.
  • 8 1
 @MattGreenwood Adding 200g to a rim will maintain momentum better than adding 200g to a hub. I'm not really following your logic there.
  • 3 1
 @MattGreenwood I'd agree with Dean above - the impact of a heavy hub on rotational inertia is less, since it's so close to the center axis. but from your logic, why just a heavy hub? why not run a 50 pound DH bike that has lots of momentum?
  • 4 0
 Also, all wheel weight is unsprung, so more wheel weight is never a positive.
  • 12 0
 A lot of people use the "more momentum" argument to justify heavy bikes and parts. You don't want more momentum. More momentum means slower acceleration and slower deceleration, which means you have to start braking sooner, and it'll be harder to get up to speed. And that's how races are lost. Nobody wins on straight-line "momentum" runs.
  • 3 0
 Heavier rotational also slows down handling from what I've noticed.
  • 1 0
 just get some dt 350's no, they aren't loud, but reliable, easy to maintain, and cheap. if you must, some hopes or 240s.
  • 1 0
 I like 350s, I just wish they were convertible between 20mm & 15mm, (though that's rapidly becoming not a problem. stupid 15mm axle taking over everything) & I wish they'd just sell you a version with the higher engagement ratchet for $30 more, instead of making me buy it separate for more.
  • 1 0
 @smike I smell a hot new MTB category. Screw DH and Enduro, 'Momentum' is where it's at! Coming to your local mountain in 2016, so get your steel soled boots ready, cause you're gonna need all the momentum that you can get. Heck, pack an envil while you're at it.
  • 61 0
 The real question is.. Are they loud? Does it make your buddies ride faster because he thinks there's bees chasing him??
  • 15 0
 ^^^ only relevant comment
  • 7 2
 I love my Hope Pro2's not for their precision engineering, high quality anodising, incredible engagement, bombproof reliability, but for that f*cking noise when you send a jump...everything goes quiet apart from that demented buzzing...
  • 4 0
 That was literally the only question I had on my mind. Someone please tell me if they are loud.
  • 41 4
 Sorry sram but u have to sit in the corner for a little while for boost
  • 2 0
 Sram may have partnered with Trek to develop Boost 148 but Shimano is now on board, The Shimano Dealer show I went to last night displayed 4 Different Boost Specific cranks, 2 New Boost Specific Thru axels. Shimano said they will also release Boost Hubs in the coming month.

Boost is coming :/
  • 3 1
 Time to boycott boost. Send theme a clear msg that were not going to eat thier forced standards.
  • 22 2
 OH MY GOD... Bearings I dont need to adjust after every ride!!!! So amazing, I must.... oh wait, thats already something I never have to do... Maybe the double pawl is... nope, not new. Swap-able end caps... nope. Not new.... way to be the windows 7 of hubs makers SRAM. If you're going to copy everyone else's designs, you could at least have the decency to make your garbage affordable.
  • 13 0
 Did you mean Windows 8? Windows 7 wasn't so bad.
  • 6 0
 Vista maybe...
  • 6 0
 defs vista lmao
  • 13 0
 what are you talking about windows 7 was one of the best operative systems ever!
  • 6 0
 ...WAS ???? common, IT STILL WORKING on millions of PCs
  • 21 0
 If you are a DOUBLE TIME SEEKER of a SPEEDBALL, then you can SIDE SWAP with friends until your (XD) body goes nuts.
  • 10 0
 they're calling it the "chris farley" of hubs.
  • 2 1
 But will I get to get what I'm after, before the day I die?
  • 2 0
 You've been fooled, again.
  • 18 0
 For $400 I'd rather get a i9 hub that has a way better freehub and engagement and that I can rebuild myself.
  • 5 0
 what, no love for $600 sets of hubs?!
  • 8 0
 Cool ano colours > everything
  • 4 0
 North American made is also a plus.
  • 2 0
 AMURRRRRRRIKUUUUH AAAAAAMUUUURRRIIIKUUUUUH hahaha. but honestly. you can get WAY better hubs for the same price or a bit more.
  • 18 0
 "• DOUBLE TIME mechanism for quick engagement" sounds like me ex
  • 6 0
 Sounds like you dodged a bullet.
  • 19 2
 more marketing than product..
  • 11 0
 I skipped straight to the comments to see the opinion of PB'ers because at this point, comments are often more revealing about the relevance of new products.
  • 4 0
 The XO component lineup has always been a bit of a head scratcher for me. The shifters are nice, Pricey but do come with some very cool features.... Its everything else I just don't get, The XO Drivetrain is just far to expensive for what you are getting.

Someone will inevitably chime in on this article and say "stop bitching about the prices! if you cant afford it just move on".... But I have to disagree... Why does Sram feel the need to do this when I can buy a full Saint groupo for less than half of what an XO groupo is gonna cost me?? If the Saint products are plenty strong enough and reliable enough for the likes of the SantaCruz Syndicate I am pretty sure they are good enough for the rest of us.

Just as the Sram Roam wheel press release missed the mark a couple months ago I feel this even less than impressive reincarnation of the XO DH Hubs didn't find "the Mark" at all...
  • 7 0
 Yeah, double time and speedball...is the lube included ?
  • 4 0
 great stuff the uk are getting over charged yet again! 60 quid more over here, lovely
  • 5 0
 Don't you kill 150 mm rear standard SRAM!
  • 3 0
 Buy Shimano, if you're smart; run better, more reliable, durable, easy to service/rebuild. I won't even mention the price difference....
  • 2 0
 You just did
  • 4 0
 Why there is no hub made for DH 7 speed cassete with a larger space betwin spokes to increase stifness?
  • 3 0
 I agree, surely they missed a massive trick by not offering a narrow freehub for the 7spd. Otherwise it's just another hub. Light, strong, stiff, multi-engagemnt, bullshit, all been done before...
  • 1 0
 Nice work Atomlab!!!
  • 1 0
 I rode SRAM hubs for a while. They get totally pissed off if you ride them hard every day. Bit of slop and skipping.. that was even with sealed bearings and freehub servicing often. Actually, anything sram I've ridden hard has had issues, but that's... So are these bearings even accessible? Sounds like a loose ball that are matched, you know, like XTR/Dura Ace have been for years, but they might have a childproof seal on it??? "..only adjustment... back at the factory.." Dude, no, don't trust that. Especially a loose ball on a DH bike. You know, for around $350 you can buy a set of Hope's. Totally rebuildable, bit heavy, but they come in the prettiest of colors!
  • 1 0
 I have a set of DT Swiss Freeride 440 hubs on my DH bike. I bought the bike in 2008, with these hubs, and have had zero issues after 2(50+day) seasons in WBP, and one season at Silver Star and the rest of the time doing some pedal/shuttle runs. Last season i had the bearings serviced, and i am on the second set of rims on these same hubs. Has anyone else had this great luck with these or any other hubs?
  • 1 0
 i got the xo front hub for $118 on amazon with free 2 day shipping in california. ive been on this hub for about 14 months now and have had to switch the cap sizes from 15mm to 20 mm about half way through due to a new fork... the hub is flawless and probably needs to be re-greased because i wash my bike endlessly all year round, but i havent noticed any sound, drag ,rust , or anything yet... the 9mm, 15mm, and 20 mm caps litrally need to be pulled off without any tools at all. for the 120grams of weight= $1 a gram. and i will never use another front hub again.. xo for life ....!. i also run xx rear de., xx shifter ,xo trail rear brake and xx front brake. since i saw Semenuk running the front hub , i thought i would give it a try...no regrets,,, ask yourself this question when deciding sram or shimano......are you a true downhiller, or do you pretend to be? and,... How many pro downhill riders ride shimano drivetrains vs. how many ride sram?....then ask yourself which ones are riding at the top level consistently. I HOPE THIS POST CLEARS UP ANY CONFUSED PEOPLE WHO PROBABLY HAVE NEVER OWNED THE XO HUBS, BUT SEEM TO HAVE LOTS OF NEGATIVE THINGS TO SAY ANYHOW......XO FOR LIFE
  • 4 0
 Since when 380$ make 397 euros?
  • 1 0
 exactly Smile
  • 5 1
 Remember when hubs where 50 bucks.
  • 12 1
 Remember when dentists played Golf?
  • 6 2
 Ha! 400$!
  • 3 1
 The front is available in 15 by 100 but the rear is not available in 12 by 142 Makes no sense.
  • 1 0
 If I'm reading it right, the front is just the same XO hub they've been selling forever, only the rear is new.
  • 1 0
 I would have used SRAM hubs on my latest wheel build (12x142) if they had been available with 52 POE.
  • 1 0
 52 is pretty slow why do you want 52
  • 2 0
 I think the SRAM 12x142 hub is 12 POE, so 52 would be a huge increase. Instead I'm building DT swiss 350's with 36 POE. 52 would be a nice increase. Nothing special about the number 52, except it's >12 and >36.


I don't like loud hubs. I've owned I9's. I sold them because I didn't like the noise. I think the SRAM would be quiet.
  • 1 0
 shop.reverse-components.com/media/images/org/40178_1.jpg
So this costs half of what a sram hub costs Smile
Why would i even consider xo crap then?
  • 4 1
 Little late sram.....
  • 1 0
 Where product's designers and market-price professional's from SRAM lives?! Mars ?! Moon?!
  • 2 0
 4pawls and 4 hundred? Lol
  • 3 1
 no 9x135 version for the rear ??
  • 2 0
 No new standards? Pfffft. Good luck on selling this.
  • 1 3
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  • 1 0
 Since I moved to DT, there's no looking back. Such a well designed freehub, and such low rolling resistance.
  • 3 2
 Is that a short freehub body and dishless flanges?
  • 6 0
 Obviously, no, as it is 10 sp compatible.
  • 5 0
 SRAM ANNOUNCES (ohh shit)
  • 1 0
 Stupid expensive... can buy almost anything on the market at that price.
  • 2 0
 but does it click?
  • 3 1
 SHIMANO > SRAM
  • 1 0
 No boost hub? why would anyone want that?
  • 1 0
 Just another Formula knock off.
  • 1 0
 i think i'll stick with Hope for now
  • 2 3
 Sram trying to make joyful circle jerk. Only results in bringing Boost 148 back up.
  • 1 0
 LAME
  • 1 1
 who need. that peace of crap for 380 $ !??
  • 4 4
 157mm? %¨$#$% you!
  • 4 0
 150 and 157 are just different end cap, 15 / 20 bucks and very useful.
  • 1 4
 52 points of engagement, that's going to be one noisy hub
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