The CentreHub By Williams Racing Products

Sep 11, 2021
by Michael Williams  
The CentreHub pictured, installed on Shimano XT crankset.

PRESS RELEASE: The CentreHub; by Williams Racing Products

Slipper clutch for your MTB. Fully modular; adaptable to almost all Direct Mount cranksets & adjustable to any standard chainline. Instant engagement, totally silent & near zero rolling resistance. Change gears at any time & isolate the suspension forces from the pedals. Patents Pending.

Inconspicuous, hey? Just like a normal spider. Full XT groupset shown here

Modular, rebuildable, adjustable, adaptable.
(Left) 3 separate components (spider, one-way bearing, crank adaptor) combine to make a system greater than the sum of their parts. The interchangeable and adjustable spider is held in location via a patented pinch-bolt securing mechanism and is made from 6061-T6 aluminum.
(Right) The replaceable direct mount adaptors that vary to fit almost any crankset on the market. Held in place by a patented blind-wedge system. 3D Printed Titanium.

The Backstory: The CentreHub was born out of my engineering degree's thesis in 2016. I had just come home from 7 months racing BMX in the USA and had never ridden much MTB, but knew this had to be done better than it had been tried before - born was prototype 1; very similar to what you see here. But, having no idea of the scene, I immersed myself in every lift line possible amongst the best racers out there, which manifested itself into racing World Cup DH seasons and falling in love with this sport and the people within it. Australian COVID lockdowns early 2020 meant it all went full circle; I had time to focus on WRP and finally finish what I had started long ago right here in little old South West Victoria - the CentreHub.

The important stuff

• One-way bearing. Instant engagement, near zero rolling resistance and totally silent.
• Allows gears to be changed at any time - can be used like a slipper clutch in MotoGP or F1.
• Isolates the suspension forces from the pedals.
• Fits to almost any Direct Mount cranksets by way of removable crank adaptors.
• Available in multiple BCD configurations (104, 110, 130 etc) via removable and adjustable spider - hence adaptable to any standard chainline.
• 309 grams.
• Pre-Order date TBC.
• RRP $1,199 AUD.

The 3 separate components seamlessly mate together to from the unified front hub system

As with any of our products, this will be a made to order, Made in Australia product. We're committed to keeping it in-house and authentic. We'll be opening limited quantity pre-orders in the coming months - all promotion concerning these details will be via our website and social media page.

Physically tested for over 5 years in the most demanding of conditions

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A complete set up ready to bolt on and go. Sram Direct Mount spacer installed with a 104BCD spider. DT Swiss lockout rings (standard ratchet and EXP ratchet)

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Full YouTube CentreHub Introduction:

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