Chris King components are nothing short of legendary for their lightweight performance, precision, durability, ease of service, and striking good looks. The Chris King ISO 15mm Oversize Shell Front Hub now brings King performance to the 15mm thru-axle.
The folks at Chris King spent most of the past year putting the new 15mm axle standard through its paces. Apparently, they are quite satisfied with the new design, as illustrated by offering two versions of the 15mm thru-axle design.
You are currently browsing the oversized option, which uses Chris King's oversized hub shell originally designed for the 20mm thru-axle. The beauty of this system is the flexibility to run the 15mm axle, as the hub is currently configured, or purchase the 20mm axle for use in your existing (or future) 20mm thru-axle forks. This oversized hub shell option will be best suited to riders who looking for flexibility in thru-axle configurations.
For riders coming from the 9mm quick release, or those who don't feel the need for a 20mm thru-axle, Chris King is also offering a 15mm thru-axle design for their standard ISO hubshell.
Flexibility is wonderful, fortunately Chris King is offering plenty of options for those venturing into the 15mm realm. Have a couple of 9mm forks lying around you'd like to use? Go for the standard hubshell 15mm option and maximize your flexibility for 9mm/15mm hubs. Are you more of a gravity person, with a few 20mm forks in the stable? Opt for the Oversized Shell and the 15mm/20mm flexibility.
Like all Chris King hubs, the ISO 15mm Oversized hub comes with King's 5 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
The Chris King ISO 15mm Oversize Shell Front Hub weighs just 186g, is available in either 32 hole or 36 hole configurations, and is offered in Black, Silver, Navy, Red, Green, Mango, Pink, Pewter, Gold, and Brown.