Chris King ISO Disc Hubs 2002

Chris King  ISO Disc Hubs  2002


8 Reviews

Brand: Chris King
Category: Hubs

Description: Months of design and testing went into our ISO disc hubset. They had to be as durable as our Universal Disc hubs, only lighter and ISO/Hayes specific. During the development process, we adapted our machines to use larger bar stock when we make the hub shells. This manufacturing improvement allowed us to increase the spoke flange diameter significantly. A larger spoke flange spreads the spoke holes away from each other. Also, you can use shorter spokes to build a more durable, stiffer and stronger wheel. For the discriminating cross country rider or the downhiller who likes his bike parts light. | | Make no mistake, these are not "disposable" parts. There are a lot of super light hubs out there. Will they still be working in 2 years? How about 5? If you ride a lot, 5 years is | | | 800w 1200W | a lot of panic stops, high speed feathering and braking bumps. Like all of our other hubs, these carry a 5 year warranty. It is easy to make a really light hub, not so easy to make one that you can sell with confidence and back that up for 5 full years. Who else does this but King? | | These hubs share all the same internals as our Universal Disc hubs. Yup, you could put your old King disc hub guts right into these new shells. Give us a call, we'll get you what you need. | | | | Heavy duty option: For those riders who want the additional stiffness and holding power of a bolt on axle - the rear ISO hub is now available with a bolt on axle and stainless steel driveshell. The bolt on axle allows the use of either the FunBolts? or the QR adapters for maximum versatility.

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Freshie Reviewer

" good stuff "


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Reviewed on: 15th Feb 2009 from Singapore

The Review
the problem with shimano hubs is that it doesnt use catridge bearings...cant really tune it properly...

Hope has the best system to change from 9mm to 15mm to 20mm in just seconds..but the problem with hope hubs is that you cant tension the bearings..the only tension you can apply is thru the quick release..the freeplay from your bearings due to wear and tear will drive you nuts...

King is a pain if you need to migrate from 9mm to 15mm or 20mm...currently iso parts dont even exist...but when they do arrive, it will only be a one off exercise. CK bearings are legendary... they dont seem to die...my head set has been transfered to the 3rd frame and fork already...10 yrs old...still going strong...

Strengths
bling...
strong...havent seen one broken yet...
72 engagement...

Weaknesses
none...other than price...but you get what you pay for...
oh ya...the clearence from the disc rotors is not enough if you use hope floating rotors...but some sandpaper will do the job...

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
titus...

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Old Salt Reviewer

" Probably the most reconised part of the bike! "


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Reviewed on: 22nd Jul 2008 from Singapore Singapore

The Review
If the price that you pay is for performance then its ok, but Chris King made its name for producing Top Quality product with Top Craftmanship! Ain't it? My first almost perfect review...Give it the QC that it used to enjoy on the finishing and get the Good old days back!

Strengths
No doubts about its Greatness...Crazy Color choice, Blinked to the max gem and the famous "Buzz"!

Weaknesses
Workmanship is not as nice as before, Color tone varies from time to time...thats all!

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
Market Bike

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Freshie Reviewer

" Best hubs ever! "


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Reviewed on: 22nd Mar 2008 from Tampines Singapore

The Review
Its definitely worth it!

Strengths
Chris King hubs printed 'precision components' on their hubs and its true! Its very smooth and going uphills is way more efficient then all other hubs.

Weaknesses
Price!

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Titus Motolite

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Regular Reviewer

" I am starting to fall in love with the buzzing bee sound..... "


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Reviewed on: 18th Apr 2007 from Pasir Ris Singapore

The Review
From my Xero wheelset to these market proven hubs, I hope I made the right choice. It was a big decision for me to customise my wheelset with these top end hubs....price and it's value for money is the biggest factor. But once you start to cycle with them....the ride, the smoothness, the buzzing bee noise just supercede that pain in the wallet. I could have given 5 stars to the overall...but now I am still testing and breaking in with the hubs.

Strengths
Light weight yet strong
Plenty of colous to choose to match your bike
Many engagements
It's smooth!!
Excellent and beautiful finishings which will compliment any rims and bikes.
Disc Rotor is directly 6-bolted to the hubs
That buzzzzing bee sound - It's like shiraz, you will either love it's in depth lingering finishing, or you will find it awlful.

Weaknesses
Will need to break in and tighten will it comes loose. (But still it's smooth)
Price is horrifying.
Stock is running low everywhere in Singapore now!

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
2005 Kona Cinder Cone 7005 butted aluminum 2007 Rock Shox Reba Team 2007 Shimano XTR Front Derailleur FD-M971 2007 Shimano XTR Rear Derailleur RD-M970 2007 Shimano XTR Rapidfire plus shifter SL-M970 2007 Shimano XTR HollowtechII Crankset FC-M970, 175mm crankarm with DP-MX30 Platform Pedal 2007 Shimano XTR Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper BR-M975 with SM-BH59 hose 2007 Shimano XTR Disc Brake Lever BL-M975 Shimano XT cassette ( 9 Speed ) Chris King ISO hubs (32 spokes) DT Swiss 4.2R rims with Revolution spokes Braking Stainless Steel Wave Rotor 2007 Shimano XTR Skewers KMC X9 Silver Chains Kenda Klimax Lite 1.95 tires(for road) / Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0 tires(for road to dry offroad) / Panaracer FireXC Pro 2.1 tires(for all offroads) ControlTech Seatpost Selle Italia Saddle

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Old Salt Reviewer

" EX...But worth it "


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Reviewed on: 24th Mar 2006 from Australia

The Review
Best hubs there are period...

Strengths
CK name
Nice colour
Parts r CNCed to a damn nice presicion
Bearings(tiny)
Light weight
QR,bolt-on options
5 year warrenty
All CKs have a standard ratchet, e.g.....
stainless steel drive shell for heavy duty version
Make U go and WANT to go faster
Sound
Engagement
Less drag than XTR even when not broken in(bolt on version)

Weaknesses
Price
Al body(some may want steel)
Constant adjustment, if u mind doing it

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Bolt on rear hub(red) on my sinister ridge QR front(pewter) on my norco satquash

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Regular Reviewer

" Great hubs! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 15th Oct 2005 from Singapore

The Review
This is a unique pair of hubs. very different from the shimano kind.Not necessary to have so muhc engagement, comes in nice colours, but overall i would prefer a crossmax wheelset to this.

Strengths
fast engagement
the finishing is real nice
warranty issue

Weaknesses
price a little high

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Cannondale UCLA...etc

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Senior Reviewer

" Cool Noisy Hubs "


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Reviewed on: 14th Aug 2005 from Singapore

The Review
if you are looking to get one of these hubs,ask urself if the excess engagement would be a pro or a con to you...love the hubs for the cool buzz tho...but its a little pricey la...other than that its cool...

Strengths
erm nice finishing
quick engagement
cool buzz and loud(very loud)
comes in lots of colours


Weaknesses
the excess engagement does cause a little bit of drag,price

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
scott performance tampico frame manitou black super hayes hfx 9 (carbon version) element wheelset with racing ralph tires deore lx shifters..(spoiled had to change to deore-_-) fizik gobi saddle other cheapo stock parts...haha

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Old Salt Reviewer

" I like these hubs. "


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Reviewed on: 3rd May 2005 from Singapore

The Review
I like my CK hubs, they just look so cool. Absolutely menancing, in my fav colour; more so because there's this nasty angry bee sound when I back-pedal. While all this is happening, I'm tempted to keep looking (recklessly while cycling)at the full lovely curves that outline the hubs. Why oh why, did the front CK hub have such little clearance from the fork leg. The remedy at the moment for me is to insert a washer in between the hub and the fork leg. The other alternative which I couldn't bring myself to do is : file the already visible groove (on the fork leg) slightly deeper and apply touch up paint. It's just unbelieveable that this happened. Even some guys said "How come? ISO is IS0 can't be happening man". I had to realign my disc calipers and every time I switch between my other wheelset, I have to realign the calipers again.

Strengths
Smooth, pleasing appearance, nice shape.

Weaknesses
The disc rotor screws (6 pieces) can contact the fork leg and grind a groove on the fork. This happens when there is fork flex over rough terrain. This happened on my RS SID; my buddy says it has happened on some FOX forks too.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Forgot all of it.

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