Unless you’re a pro, there are certain parts you just can’t get. It’s not that the parts start off that different from something available off the shelf, but it’s how they’re prepared for racing that sets them apart. When it comes to Chris King hubs, that would be their BuzzWorks Speed Tuned hubs which are supposedly the fastest CK hubs you can get. And up until now, they’ve never been available to consumers.
However, if you purchase one of the new ENVE x Dimension Data Limited Edition wheelsets from Chris King, you’ll finally have access to the ultimate CK speed. The ultra limited edition wheels are available in just 10 sets with a price tag of $3,250. That includes ENVE 3.4 or 4.5 SES rims laced to Chris King R45 hubs with the custom Buzzworks Speed Tune. Chris King says that since they have been making their own bearings for the past 40 years, they’re able to tune them like the engine of a car, and these are built for speed. That speed does come with a cost however, as the hubs have a shortened 120-180 day service interval – though with proper maintenance they should get faster with age.
The wheelsets come with Dimension Data Matte Emerald hubs and Mark Cavendish signature team decals to finish off the look. As mentioned, only 10 sets are available and the wheels have a 3 week lead time.