#CKP History Vol.6
Before coming up with the famous RingDrive™ we all know and love, Chris King explored a different drive system: a one-way clutch roller bearing (generally a stealth hub and a called). It was prototyped, tested and raced in small numbers. I was able to clear most of the conditions, but it was a little too heavy for the market demand at the time, the maintainability was extremely poor, and there were no problems with on-road use. , there was some danger of slipping when off-road torque was applied. This clutch drive system, which was designed in 1993, was eventually shelved without being used, but it is said that the experience at that time had a great influence on the design of the ring drive, which began shipping in 1996. Not even. Because Chris King's manufacturing goal has always been to create solutions that are instantly repairable and in continuous production. However, I think this hub is quite important and interesting in history.