Noticing a theme here? The first week of the year has been a stream of hub announcements, all revolving around Shimano Micro Spline compatibility. We missed their facebook announcement on the 2nd, but Project321 also has a new Micro Spline driver – joining the likes of Chris King, Stan’s No Tubes, and Hope Tech, who all introduced theirs the first week of the year.
Using their magnetically actuated pawl system, the Project321 freehub has a number of options for how it can be run. You can choose 6 x 2 with six pawls engaging two at a time for a super quick 1.7° (216 POE) engagement, or you can go with 6 x 3 with six pawls engaging three at a time for stronger engagement but in 2.5° (144 POE) increments.
There’s also the choice of quiet or loud pawl options, so you can tune the sound of your hub. These are only compatible with their magnetic 6 pawl ratchet drive hub systems, and will work with 142, 148, and 157mm axles.
Available with standard or ceramic bearing upgrades, the driver body kit includes bearings, the spacer, seal, pawls, and replacement driveside end cap with prices starting at $135 for standard bearings.
Project321 is also selling complete rear hubs with the Micro Spline freehubs already installed, as well as complete wheels. Made in Bend, OR, the hubs have a 3 year warranty on pawls and the freehub body, and a 10 year warranty on the hub shell and axle.