Fixing a number of issues directly, the brand new Wheels Manufacturing Solo-XD single-speed cogs for SRAM XD driver our bodies helps you to put a real 1x drivetrain in your bike with out having to search out an HD freehub on your wheels.
Assuming you will have a SRAM drivetrain and wished to go single, then that’s one drawback solved.
The second is the elimination of marring that some single-speed cogs can do on a Shimano-style HG freehub physique. With the entire torque solely driving one single gear, some designs can dig into the tooth on the freehub physique, making it tough to take away them.
The design makes use of a base sleeve that threads onto the XD physique, similar to you’ll with a cassette, after which the spacers and cog slide over that with a lock ring holding these in place.
It’s nonetheless in growth, with a goal launch date of August 2023. Pricing is TBD, anticipate them to have all the identical colour choices as their headset spacers and different equipment.
They’re additionally enjoying with restricted version colours for his or her instruments, with this multi-color anodized end known as Mystic.
Final up, they’ve made a cassette lock ring instrument particularly for Bafang e-bike hubs, which have an enormous steel plug protruding from the axle. Typical cassette elimination instruments received’t match over it, so this one has a bigger middle bore that may. This one’s truly out there now for $35.