Kore Launch XX1 Compatible Freehubs

January 14th, 2013

By Factory Jackson in Tech

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 11.56.35

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…

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 11.56.42

PICTURED DUROX HUB SPEC:

– 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

Weights:

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…

DSC03105

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

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 12.05.39

Comments

comments

TAGS

You might also like...

Crank Brothers Iodine 2 Wheels Review

This is the latest Crank Brothers Iodine wheel – a unique design in mountain bike wheels that sees the nipples mounted to the hub, and spokes to the rim…

ExclusiveSRAM Eagle Longterm Test

We’ve been riding the SRAM Eagle 12 speed transmission for 11months now. Check out what we think of the shifting performance, durability and overall package

Why not try..?

Team CRC/ Nukeproof: Leogang World Champs 2012

With three downhill riders and two 4Xers, Team CRC/Nukeproof headed to Leogang, Austria for the 2012 World Championships with stacked squad and one thing on their mind. Joe Smith (GB), Matt Simmonds (GB), Matti Lehikoinen […]