Chris King hubs are renowned for their lightweight performance, durability, and ease of service. What you don't often hear about is the modularity of their design. Chris' hub design is elegantly simple and remarkably adaptable to various dimensions of axles such as the newly introduced ISO 15mm. ISO 15mm is a collaborative effort between fork and hub-wheel manufacturers to improve the security and performance of the front wheel by replacing the 9mm quick release with a 15mm thru-type axle. We've taken most of the year to review and test this system and we're satisfied enough to offer an axle option in two hubshell styles. As noted, this new axle is a natural fit for the time-tested King bearings already in use on the ISO front hubs and ISO 20mm front hubs
Our thinking is this, perhaps you already have one of our hubs and youre ready to make the switch to a new ISO 15mm fork. Were ready to support your first hub choice. Weve got ISO 15mm axles to replace your existing axle and convert to a ISO 15mm. Keep your old fork and you can always switch between the two. Not that you will, but you can... If youre in the market for an all-new hub to go with your all-new fork well keep the options open for you down the road. Choose our standard ISO Disc based system for the lightest ISO 15mm hub that we know of. Or choose the ISO 20mm based hub and keep your options open to maybe one day moving up to a 20mm thru axle fork. Chances are youll stick with the ISO 15mm, as its a simple and efficient system with lots of strength, but youre always ready for change when you roll with King. Talk to the staff at your favorite bike shop or give us a call and well help with the decision-making. As with all King hubs, the ISO 15mm in either shell option is backed by a 5-year warranty and is completely user-serviceable.