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Spy Shot: Prototype Chris King Lefty Hubs

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Chris King Lefty Prototype Hub

Spotted on professional cyclist Ryan Trebons twitter feed, this fancy new Lefty hub from Chris King is currently not in their catalog. The company originally let slip they were working on a conversion kit for their oversized mountain bike hubs last year at Sea Otter, but had not set an official release date. From what we were told then, the hub will utilize their existing non-drive clamp fitting, but have all new axle parts.

We’ll post more details as we get them…

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Zach
Zach
8 years ago

Oh, yes. My F29 is gonna be loving those.

Mike Bechanic
Mike Bechanic
8 years ago

Needle bearing drag, I’d like you to meet seal drag.

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

Is that the new ltd release green apple colour ?

Terry
Terry
8 years ago

what disc mounts will they support?

superfreak
superfreak
8 years ago

nice but compatable with 205 rotors???

Gordon
Gordon
8 years ago

Nice, but really niche. How about some fatbike hubs guys? I’d take a set in a heartbeat!

CXisfun
CXisfun
8 years ago

@Terry: Seems like 6-bolt is a safe bet since that’s all King has ever used for disc…..

shafty
shafty
8 years ago

The needle bearings produce less drag on the suspension than any other type of bearing currently in use. Rolling is better than sliding. What’s your proposed alternative? Seal drag on a mtb? Yeah, welcome to durability.

If your Lefty has the wrong races equipped, or has not been serviced enough, it could have a little more drag than optimal. The correct setup does involve testing the drag to reduce it completely.

AZBikeFreak
AZBikeFreak
8 years ago

I said it before and now even CK knows Lefty is King. Haha. Seriously, you can’t beat the performance. I rode Fox forks for 12 years. I put a Lefty on my fat bike and that was it. Adios Fox.

I’ve also been riding Chris King hubs for over 15 years. I’ve have been bummed that I couldn’t put the king on the front until now! Sweet.

mechanic
mechanic
8 years ago

Why a 205mm rotor on a lefty? Even the Supermax doesn’t lend to riding that requires that much stopping power.

Ham-planet
Ham-planet
8 years ago

Once again: not a spy shot.

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