It’s sort of hard to believe that Chris King hasn’t had a Centerlock hub option before, but the brand has been historically slow to adopt new “standards.” The policy seems to have worked out well given their 39 year history (we’re told to expect some exciting things for their 40th anniversary). To be a Chris King product it has to be up to the precise standards and tolerances consumers have come to expect, but it also has to be something with a large enough demand. Likely driven by the influx of road and cross disc brakes and the use of Shimano’s top end Centerlock rotors, the wait for a Chris King Centerlock hub is almost over.
As soon as it is available, it will also be shipping in that new turquoise color…
Offered throughout the whole product range, turquoise is back. We are told that the production color won’t differ much from that above, which to our eyes skews a bit more to the blue end of the spectrum than the turquoise, but either way it looks good. We’re told the Centerlock hubs should be shipping in the spring.
Along with the Centerlock hubs, Chris King this time will be moving quickly and will also be offering Boost 110 and 148 hubs. We’re told that Boost hubs will be available in both 6 bolt and Centerlock options with 28 or 32 spoke drillings. Claimed weights range from 162-166g for the front and 320-352g for the rear depending on the option.
Other notable launches that we’ve covered previously include the new R45d hub for 12x100mm thru axle front spacing, as well as the ISO SS rear hub for 142×12 axles. R45d hubs will be available in 24, 28, and 32 spoke drillings with a claimed weight of 159-163g (ceramic, steel).
In smaller news, Cielo stems will now be offered as short as 50 and 70 mm. The stems will use a 1 1/8″ steerer and 0° angles only and come with a painted body in one of 13 colors, and an anodized face plate.