Rider: Wayne F.
Location: Taylors, SC
Bike: Santa Cruz Chameleon
Hubs: Chris King
Rims: Stan’s NoTubes Flow EX 650B
Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition & Alpine III, 3-cross lacing
Nipples: DT Swiss, brass, black
Wayne has a Chameleon that’s been converted to 650B that he really enjoys, but he wanted to upgrade the wheels to something nicer than the budget set currently on the bike. Wayne is a bigger guy, so his wheels were built stout. Chris King hubs are made in Portland, OR and are crazy reliable, even under riders who can throw down a lot of torque, thanks to the unique Ring Drive freehub mechanism. The Flow EX rims are wide, stiff, and strong, all at a reasonable weight when considering their width (25.5mm inner) and strength. On the rear non-driveside DT Swiss’s triple butted Alpine III spokes were used for improved durability. The Alpine III’s use a 2.3mm diameter wire at the elbow whereas most other spokes use a 2mm diameter. Red Built By Southern Wheelworks decals were added and look right at home with the red hubs and stock Stan’s decals.