Update - Carbon-Ti X-Hub SP Rear hubs are now equipped with a quick-engaging 56 tooth ratchet ring, with four steel pawls that each simultaneously engage three ratchet teeth. Additionally, the axle preload adjustment ring has been reshaped for easier adjustment, and is now equipped with a locking set screw.
For twelve years Carbon-Ti has been the brand name for LLS Titanium in the bicycle industry. In these short years LLS Titanium has brought their material knowledge and engineering prowess to a refined lineup of bicycle components. This, the X-hub, is their next step in road hubs and brings a full set of innovative features in a beautiful, sleek package. Based on an Al7075-T6 CNC machined body and axle, the X-hub is the hub you want for your next wheelset if weight, aesthetics, and durability are your key build parameters. With the unique look of straight pull spokes, high quality durable bearings and four pawl engagement performance will match any rim set be it a carbon ENVE 4.5 or an alloy Easton R90 SL.
We here at Fairwheel choose high quality components for their intended job and strengths. The X-hub is a durable high performance hub that also happens to be light. At 161 grams the hub isn't as light as Extralite CyberRear but it is 80 grams lighter than the work horse DT Swiss 240s. It also has some nice user friendly features worth noting. The external knurled bearing preload adjustment keeps the bearings running smoothly and with as little drag as possible. The hub shell features smooth recesses that help keep down weight, add aesthetic appeal and in some cases allow for easier spoke installation without scratching the anodization. The user serviceable design allows extended service life and the ability to keep these hubs running smoothly for years with basic tools and a small amount of know how. These features are all packaged in a great looking hub with smooth polishing and a deep, richly colored anodizing.
|Bearing Sizes||61803 (3), 61903 (1)|
|Available Drillings||24 hole|
|Axle Standard||130mm quick-release|
|Hub Shell Material||Al7075-T6|
|Wheel Building Dimensions|
|Drive side flange diameter||54.8mm|
|Non drive side flange diameter||30mm|
|Drive side center to flange||17mm|
|Non drive side center to flange||37.6mm|