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Campy and Chris King hubs(6 posts)

Campy and Chris King hubsSamDC
Aug 26, 2001 3:36 PM
Anybody have any success running a rear King hub with a 10sp Campy cassette? Is it even possible? I looked at their website and they said that "others" have had success, but weren't very specific. Just wondering. Thanks!
re: Campy and Chris King hubsCliff Oates
Aug 26, 2001 3:53 PM
You would have to buy a Wheels Mfg cassette to use. These are respaced Dura-Ace or Ultegra cassettes, and they are available from Excel, among others. A Campy cassette won't fit on a King hub because the Shimano cassette spline pattern is different from Campy, and King does not sell a version of their hub designed to use Campy cassettes.
re: Campy and Chris King hubsAD14
Aug 26, 2001 4:11 PM
Supposedly there is a campy compatible on the way. Anyone know when?
re: Campy and Chris King hubsSamDC
Aug 26, 2001 4:20 PM
Hmmm... interesting. I downloaded and read CK's catalogue and didn't read anything about that. That'll be cool. They're still
"researching" the idea of a buidling hidden headsets. I hope the Campy hubs make it to market sooner.
re: Campy and Chris King hubsSamDC
Aug 26, 2001 4:11 PM
Hi Cliff,
Thank you for the information and website. I looked at Wheels Mfg and to paraphrase them, as of March '01 King hubs are not compatible with their cassettes. I don't know why? One would think if they are compatible with one type of Shimano hub they should be compatible with all. Right? Anyway, I'll wait before I drop any money on the hubs. Although, I did purchase the first major component to my work-in-progress (i.e., a road bike to be finished circa March '02). They're a pair of Campy Ksyrium's (which I'll only be using for long rides) where as the yet to manifest King wheels would be used for everyday riding/training/conditioning. Again thanks!
re: Campy and Chris King hubsCliff Oates
Aug 26, 2001 4:29 PM
Thanks for pointing out that list. Actually, King hubs are not mentioned at all, which usually means zero demand and that is information in and of itself. I don't have any personal experience with them, but I am slowly becoming intrigued by Hugi hubs, which are offered with a Campy splined freehub body. Excel will build you some wheels around these. I haven't heard much about these hubs though, nor have I pursued opinions. Yet.