DT Swiss announced today that it will be manufacturing a line of high-performance hubs that incorporate Shimano's patented, "Center Lock" splined rotor interface. Previously, only Trek's line of Bontrager wheels had Shimano's authorization.
DT's new 240-S hubs are offered in conventional and single-speed versions, and will be compatible with Shimano's XTR and Deore XT disc brakes. Whether the Shimano-compatible hubs will be offered with DT Swiss wheelsets has yet to be announced, but we speculate that the agreement with Shimano was motivated by DT's decision to enter into the prebuilt wheel market. Either way, these guys are the only hubs that rival the likes of Chris King--and they are stinking light--so pay attention.
Here is the nitty gritty:
240-S "Center Lock" hubs
Cross-country Front HubE36 grams: $150 Rear HubE58 grams: $293