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    Who has CK SS disc hubs?

    I'm considering popping for some King SS disc hubs and was wondering what owners of these jewels had to say about them. Are there any cons, aside from the price, that I should be aware of? Has anybody had any trouble with the aluminum freehub body? Thanks in advance--Drbbt

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    Mine have been nothing but peeerrrrrrrrfect!

    If you haver the $$ and don't mind the buzzzz, King is the best option in my book!
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    got king disc hubs (ISO and Discotek SS) on 2 bikes and i would not change a thing. just do your maintenance and they are great

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    Best in the biz.


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    I'll ride no other

    Quote Originally Posted by KMan
    If you haver the $$ and don't mind the buzzzz, King is the best option in my book!
    over a year and no problems...

    IF CK made BB's, rims, frames, h-bars, saddles, shifters, chains...I would use them all. CK stuff is solid and good. You pay for it but it lasts.
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    Best $$$$ I ever spent. A little bit of break-in adjustment at first (noted
    in the instructions) the perfect. fuggedaboutit.
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    They work great for me. I tend to thrash rear hubs too!

    No issues, but only had the hub for about 10 rides so far.

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    One season of mud and racing on mine and not a single problem. I actually quite like the sound they make.

    I can't say they're "worth the money" but you won't regret the purchase.

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    I've been running the rear SS Disk on my trials bike for a little over a year and have had no troubles whatsoever. As long as you use a King Kog, you shouldn't have any troubles with the free hub body. (Not that I'm aware of another cog that would fit without modification). I've had many King rear hubs over the past 7 years, and I've found that if you're experiencing trouble with free hub drag, just pop it apart and lube up the bearing seals and ring drive with Tri-Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drbbt
    I'm considering popping for some King SS disc hubs and was wondering what owners of these jewels had to say about them. Are there any cons, aside from the price, that I should be aware of? Has anybody had any trouble with the aluminum freehub body? Thanks in advance--Drbbt
    I've been racing on my King SS disc hub for over a year and it has been flawless! Well worth the 147 days I had to wait for it.

    Prior to my King, I had a Spot disc hub. The Spot uses freewheels, which I hate. I've tried both Shimano and ACS and didn't have great luck with either. They died prematurely, froze-up when cold (typical in Canadian winters), were a nightmare to remove, etc. The Kogs used by King solve the removal issue and the King internals solve the other issues.

    What I find the biggest advantage to be with the King is the instant engagement. You can really notice this benefit when ratcheting up a technical switchback climb.

    So, if you've got the $$ and don't mind the King buzz, get one!
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    The CK sound

    I like it...the noise is annoying and makes you keep pedaling so that you don't have to hear it hence, they make you faster.

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    I don't like it in the cold. I went for a ride last night in 20 degree temps, and the ringdrive thing failed me for the second time, i.e., it stopped engaging with the freehub, so I was freewheeling in both directions.

    I've heard of people changing to a lighter oil/lube in the freewheel, but I've been too lazy. Anyone else have this problem before? Was it easy to do the fix?

    No Fixeyfreeride, I didn't piss on it. I just swapped out with an extra wheel I have in the car just in case this happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    I don't like it in the cold. I went for a ride last night in 20 degree temps, and the ringdrive thing failed me for the second time, i.e., it stopped engaging with the freehub, so I was freewheeling in both directions.
    Hmm, I've ridden mine as cold as -30C (-22F) this winter without any issues. I'm still using the stock internal lube.
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    ... and if we just ...

    I love my King hubs... I've been on King hubs since 1998 and never looked back. Made the leap to the ISO Disc ones when they came out and other than some maint - they are pretty much a forget it item - other than everytime you coast! ...lol (but the sound is fine with me). No issues with the aluminum cassette body on my SS (I run wide cogs) - although my geary did have a little chewy mark from my XT Cassette (must not have been tight enough) - but it still works fine!

    And I forgot to mention - mine are just the ISO hubs - not the SS specific

    Hope this helps
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    Great product

    I love King stuff, $$ are high but so is the cost of what they do to help protect our enviroment.

    I have King headsets and hubs and can say they almost maintenance free.

    Never had the problem of them freewheeling in cold weather, have had several Shimano hubs do it thow.
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    drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
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    Did a search on the old board

    and it doesn't look like I'm the only one:
    http://forums13.consumerreview.com/c...7X2.0@.efda999

    I guess some are luckier than others.

    I've downloaded the PDF manual on King's site and I'll probably break it down soon and put motor oil in there.



    Quote Originally Posted by mike@one-speed.com
    Hmm, I've ridden mine as cold as -30C (-22F) this winter without any issues. I'm still using the stock internal lube.

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    Mine are for sale amongst other stuff:

    Chris King custom singlespeed wheelset - built by Mtnhighcyclery.

    R: Chris King gold 32h singlespeed disc hub, Sapim CX-Ray spokes (black), Mavic X317 disc rim (black), Sapim nipples (gold).

    F: Chris King gold 32h ISO disc hub, Sapim CX-Ray spokes (black), Mavic X317 disc rim (black), Sapim nipples (gold).

    The wheelset has been used for 200 miles only, immaculate condition 9/10 $ 499

    http://marketplace.consumerreview.co...uery=retrieval

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    mine will be here shortly.

    there are ~5 King BBs floating around....

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