Chris King previews new front hub for Cannondale Lefty forks

New model will fill a longstanding gap

What have we here? Cannondale factory team rider Ryan Trebon recently previewed a new Chris King front hub for Cannondale Lefty forks

Cannondale-sponsored racer Ryan Trebon recently provided a sneak preview of Chris King’s latest prototype component: a new front hub compatible with Cannondale Lefty hubs. Chris King isn’t releasing technical information just yet but we can still see some interesting details.

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The new hub maintains the usual Chris King aesthetic with a moderately barrel-shaped, large-diameter body and a meaty six-bolt rotor interface. Bearing preload is clearly adjustable via a threaded collar, and the adjustment is locked in place with a simple pinch bolt.

More interesting, however, is how Chris King has chosen to secure the hub to the Lefty axle. Instead of a simple bolt, Chris King appears to have machined its own custom hardware with a head that mirrors the shape of its legendary headsets.

Although we don’t know weights or available colors, we do know the prices and the anticipated release date: Chris King Lefty-compatible hubs with stainless steel bearings will cost US$235, while ceramic bearings will push the cost up to US$319. Both will be officially released on October 1.

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Stay tuned for more.