Race Face introduced its Vault hubs in 2016 and rolled the design into the product line of its sister company, Easton, last year. Now, Race Face is offering a J-bend version of this hubset so you, or your favorite wheelbuilder, can lace up a set of these quick-acting hubs to the rim of your choice.
The Vault hubs that come standard on wheelsets such as the Race Face Turbine R and Next R, and on Easton’s new EA90 SL Disc, use straight-pull spokes. The new J-bend version is designed to cater to custom wheel builders who may already have a favorite spoke and rim combination.
This new version uses the same internals, with the 60-tooth drive ring based on the driver body and the six, double-toothed pawls housed inside the hubshell with a resulting 3-degrees of engagement.
The claimed weight for these hubs is 177g for the front hub and 305g for the rear. Pricing is set at $175 for the front and $325 for the rear hub. (UK and Australian pricing TBC.)
The J-bend Vault hubs are available in the following configurations. Note the 12x157mm option — we may see a lot more companies supporting this standard in the coming year.
- 15x100, 32-hole (9mm quick-release endcaps are also available)
- 15x110, 32-hole
- 15x110, 28-hole
- 12x142, 32-hole
- 12x148, 32-hole
- 12x148, 28-hole
- 12x157, 32-hole
Visit www.raceface.com for more information.