King is not known to jump on the bandwagon of every new design that goes by. While the 24mm QR style hub attachment system is relatively new, we feel that it solves a variety of problems all at once. For some riding styles, the old "quick release skewer" type front hub is just not enough for the job. Along came the thru-axle front hub for bicycles.
Thru-axles came to bicycles from motorcycling. They are very strong and it is a time-tested attachment system. Thru-axles work very well on bicycles too. It's just a pain to get the wheel on and off to throw your bike in the back of your car. That's where Maverick's 24mm QR system is better, two little levers and off comes your front wheel