Solving multiple problems at once, the new Wheels Manufacturing Solo-XD single-speed cogs for SRAM XD driver bodies lets you put a true 1x drivetrain on your bike without having to find an HD freehub for your wheels.
Assuming you have a SRAM drivetrain and wanted to go single, then that’s one problem solved.
The second is the elimination of marring that some single-speed cogs can do on a Shimano-style HG freehub body. With all of the torque only driving one single gear, some designs can dig into the teeth on the freehub body, making it difficult to remove them.
The design uses a base sleeve that threads onto the XD body, just like you would with a cassette, and then the spacers and cog slide over that with a lock ring holding those in place.
It’s still in development, with a target launch date of August 2023. Pricing is TBD, expect them to have all the same color options as their headset spacers and other accessories.
They’re also playing with limited edition colors for their tools, with this multi-color anodized finish called Mystic.
Last up, they’ve made a cassette lock ring tool specifically for Bafang e-bike hubs, which have a big metal plug sticking out from the axle. Typical cassette removal tools won’t fit over it, so this one has a larger center bore that will. This one’s actually available now for $35.