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Velo Orange adds 11-speed field-serviceable touring hubs

Published January 23, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Velo Orange is now offering 11-speed compatible cassette hubs with the company's tool-free, field-serviceable format.

"While VO is known for designing products for vintage enthusiasts, we have had a ton of retailers asking for 11-speed compatibility for our cassette touring hubs. Now that more and more customers are spec'ing 11-speed drivetrains on their custom touring and randonneuring bikes, we have decided to now offer them in Shimano and Campagnolo splines," said Igor Shteynbuk, the co-owner of Velo Orange.

The Grand Cru 11-speed cassette hubs are popular for cyclo-tourists because they can be easily disassembled and cleaned without tools, he said. By simply pulling the endcaps, freehub body and hollow axle out of the hub shell, riders and mechanics have access to the inner workings and driveside spokes — convenient for those on an extended tour, long brevet or even everyday commutes.

These quick-release hubs are available with 130- or 135-millimeter axles, in rim-brake or six-hole disc configurations, 32- or 36-hole. Campagnolo and Shimano cassette bodies are available. MSRP ranges between $165 and $180 depending on options.

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