Kore Launch XX1 Compatible Freehubs

January 14th, 2013

By Factory Jackson in Tech

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Back in mid 2012 when rumours and spy photos of Sram’s 11 x 1 drivetrain setup first started to emmerge across the internet, many of us saw a great idea and something to finally put the last nail in the front derailleur’s coffin, while achieving a very similar gear ratio set up by simply adding an extra large ring to the rear cassette. At this time, the design team at KORE decided that they wanted to be among the first few companies to offer hubs with a compatible freehub designed to accept the new 11 speed cassette.

After some initial talks, a licence was agreed to offer these and work on the new hub started in earnest –“We have tried very hard on this project and attention to detail is second to none so that we are 100% confident we have one of the best compatible XX1 freehubs on the market. We will be offering our XX1 freehubs for our 2013 Durox and Torsion hubs in alloy and cro-mo versions and they will be available on XCD-SL, DUROX and MEGA complete wheelsets.  The alloy Durox version weighs 11 grams less than our standard freehub which makes the Durox rear 12/142 hub a very respectable 240g.” 

Ten wasn’t enough for Spinal Tap, so why should it be enough for us? Fingers crossed, Sram will see the mass appeal this groupset has and will soon trickle the tech down through into their more affordable groupsets? Back to the hubs…

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– Interchangeable front and rear hubs with additional spacers and axles

– QR / 15mm  / 20mm front options

– 135-QR / 135-10 thru axle / 142-12 thru axle rear options

– AL7075 one piece freehub (standard 9/10 speed and XX1 available)

– 5 x triple tooth pawl engagement system

– 50 tooth steel hub body ratchet engagement for ultra short engagement

– Japanese quality stainless sealed cartridge bearings


Front – 15/100 : 176g & 20/110 : 172g

Rear – 12/142, 9/10 speed : 251g & 12/142, XX1 : 240g

KORE Brand Manager Ollie Thomas said – “With the cycle industry seemingly going crazy with the launch of Sram’s XX1 system and reports from Sram that initial orders were 3 times more than expected, we were stoked to be able to offer our XX1 freehubs at this early stage in the 2013 season. Our test guys who were part of the elite few to receive early sample XX1 kits have been extensively testing the freehubs on both our Durox and Torsion hubs for months now with no issues. The rest of us can’t wait to our hands on an XX1 set up when it becomes readily available at the end of January. Our hats are truly off to Sram for pushing the limits within the cycle industry and bringing everyone a new great product!” 

Sounds good huh? We’ve got some Kore product in right now and expect reviews to start rolling real soon…


 For more details on KORE’s product range, tap the logo below!

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