Almost all general services can be done to Chris King Hubs with just two 5mm hex wrenches. However, for the full service shop or those home mechanics who seek perfection, King offers hub servicing tools. The Hub Cone Adjusting Tool helps with adjustment, while the ingenious, beautiful, and surprisingly affordable Hub Service Tool allows you to completely (and properly) disassemble and reassemble all Chris King Classic hubs. This tool is built and machined to the same precise specs as all other King products, and like other King products - it is built to last a lifetime. A must for any King hub owner.
This is the Classic Hub Service Tool and works on Chris King Classic hubs only. It will not service R45 hubsets. You will Need to purchase the R45 Hub Service tool to service and maintain R45 hubsets.
I ride through the winter with temps down to 15 degrees F. Shimano hubs become inoperable in temps below 20 degrees so I went with the Chris King Hubs. They have a Ring Drive that hasnt frozen so far in temps down to 10 degrees F.
In riding in these temps I have to clean out the Chris King grease in the hubs and replace it with Triflow lubricant which doesnt freeze to temps down to - 40 degrees F. Since the Triflow lubricant is thinner/less viscous I need to clean and rebuild my hubs every 6 months. Ive used this Chris King Hub tool 3x so far and it is remarkable. I can completely tear down every single part in the hub, clean it, lube it, and reassemble it very, very easily. It is actually fun and I look forward to the process. This tool is fabulous, well made, and a must own for any Chris King Hub owner.
This tool is a work of art! It is well worth the money as I expect to get many years of service out of my Chris King hub set. After recently overhauling my hubs, it was clear that I needed to pull all the bearings to properly clean and lubricate all the internal components of the rear hub. This tool should make the job go smoothly.