While many companies have jumped on board with SRAM’s free license of the XD driver for their XX1 and X01 1×11 systems, Chris King was a notable holdout – until now. The XD Driveshell will be available as of May 1, 2014, and will weigh in at 90 grams – or 331 with a 142×12 hub.
From Chris King:
We are proud to announce the Chris King ISO XD Hub, Chris King’s solution for SRAM’s one-by drivetrains. Our new XD Driveshell combines our legendary in-house made bearings and the unparalleled engagement of our patented RingDrive system in our SRAM one-by compatible Chris King hub. Our new XD Driveshell system allows current Chris King hub owners to easily convert their ISO and ISO DH hubs to a SRAM one-by system.
With our new Chris King ISO XD Hub you can expect the same high standards of quality, manufacturing, and serviceability that you have come to expect from all of our components. Each Chris King XD Driveshell is machined out of a single piece of high-grade stainless steel and heat treated to create a XD Driveshell with unmatched strength and durability. The Chris King XD Driveshell utilizes the legendary ISO Driveshell internals to remove the need for any additional small parts.
Does this come as a surprise to anyone?