Rider: Clinton B.
Bike: Giant Anthem 29er
Hubs: Chris King
Rims: Derby AM 29
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
Nipples: Alloy
Weight: 1860g

A while ago I built a set of wheels for Clinton around a beautiful pair of mango King hubs.  He’s put a lot of miles on them with no problems, but then his frame broke and when getting it warrantied he was offered and upgrade to the carbon frame at a killer deal, so he wanted to upgrade the wheels to carbon as well.  We swapped out the alloy WTB rims for the carbon Derby rims, and instead of DT Competition spokes we used the lighter gauge Wheelsmith DB14s.  He was able to drop over 200g while gaining more stiffness and strength, and a few extra millimeters of internal rim width.  Win-win!  The orange decals and nipples match the hubs, and a pair of white spokes add to the custom look even more.

Chris King's mango hubs are one of my favorite colors available.
Chris King’s mango hubs are one of my favorite colors available.
Mango Chris King hubs and Derby rims with orange decals.
Mango Chris King hubs and Derby rims with orange decals.
More marvelous mango.
More marvelous mango.