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how about OZ wheels? their forged AL wheels are lighter than marchesinis forged.
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Have to agree I like OZ more.

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spent my $$ on the OZ, all CF issues aside. for the price of the BST you can get a set of OZ and some Ohlins




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how about OZ wheels? their forged AL wheels are lighter than marchesinis forged.
Marchesini Genesi M7 Forged AL - 8.0F & 11.0R
OZ Forged AL - 8.35F & 12.60R
Carrozzeria TRI-R Forged AL - 6.1F & 8.5R
PVM Forged AL - 7.15F & 11.2R
Carrozzeria V-Track AL - 7.8F & 13.4R

BST CF - 7.14F & 12.39R

OZ Mags - 6.8F & 10.10R
Marchesini Mags - 6.04F & 7.76R

OEM Cast AL - 9.75 & 16.00R

I am stuck with this research for a while - I dont want to be finicky taking my CF wheel to change tires and worry about cracking the rim. I dont want to X-ray the wheels every year or worry about corrosion. That eliminates CF & Mags. Now I need to pick from the Forged AL's - weight vs looks tradeoff...thats where Im stuck
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Wheel weights

Adding Marchesini 10 spoke AL
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Marchesini Genesi M7 Forged AL - 8.0F & 11.0R
OZ Forged AL - 8.35F & 12.60R
Carrozzeria TRI-R Forged AL - 6.1F & 8.5R
PVM Forged AL - 7.15F & 11.2R
Carrozzeria V-Track AL - 7.8F & 13.4R
Marchesini 10 spoke AL - 9.85F & 13.85F

BST CF - 7.14F & 12.39R

OZ Mags - 6.8F & 10.10R
Marchesini Mags - 6.04F & 7.76R

OEM Cast AL - 9.75 & 16.00R
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Marchesini Genesi M7 Forged AL - 8.0F & 11.0R
OZ Forged AL - 8.35F & 12.60R
Carrozzeria TRI-R Forged AL - 6.1F & 8.5R
PVM Forged AL - 7.15F & 11.2R
Carrozzeria V-Track AL - 7.8F & 13.4R

BST CF - 7.14F & 12.39R

OZ Mags - 6.8F & 10.10R
Marchesini Mags - 6.04F & 7.76R

OEM Cast AL - 9.75 & 16.00R

I am stuck with this research for a while - I dont want to be finicky taking my CF wheel to change tires and worry about cracking the rim. I dont want to X-ray the wheels every year or worry about corrosion. That eliminates CF & Mags. Now I need to pick from the Forged AL's - weight vs looks tradeoff...thats where Im stuck
Where you get these weights from? You actually weigh the wheels yourself?
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Where you get these weights from? You actually weigh the wheels yourself?
I have been researching this topic from 3 months now. This info is a mix of - SPeaking to people who have weighed them + mechanics who have weighed them + information on the wheel manufacturers websites etc.

Answer your question - have I weighed them myself - no - but I trust this data for my decision, since I know I am as paranoid as one can get with numbers.

That said when I get my wheels I will weigh them and post. So far Marchesini M7r Genesi Forged AL is sticking out as best option...looks vs weight vs reputation vs reliability.
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Those BST weights are way off unless that's the complete wheel - the front is 6 lb 6 oz and the rear is 7 lb 14 oz without sprocket and cush drive. For reference, the stock front wheel is 10 lb 1 oz and the stock rear is 17 lb 6 oz with cush and sprocket. All weights are without tires. No matter which rim you choose, all the choices you listed are lighter than stock, but I don't think you did the BSTs justice. I guess you know what I'm using, and I have no fear of tire changers, I do them myself.
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Those BST weights are way off unless that's the complete wheel - the front is 6 lb 6 oz and the rear is 7 lb 14 oz without sprocket and cush drive. For reference, the stock front wheel is 10 lb 1 oz and the stock rear is 17 lb 6 oz with cush and sprocket. All weights are without tires. No matter which rim you choose, all the choices you listed are lighter than stock, but I don't think you did the BSTs justice. I guess you know what I'm using, and I have no fear of tire changers, I do them myself.
Yeah, his numbers are way off. he must have gotten them of the net, lol!

I have actually weighed BST's and knew what they weighed before I even asked him. Thus I waited for his reply before posting the pics.

BST's have a lot of haters. But then again, I hate on Carrozerias, so to each his own hate I guess.
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Hmm...that starts a fresh new confusion for me Thanks for correcting/letting me know though. True I got some numbers off the net as well - just as I am getting some numbers from you now(on the net again)..wish ALL the manufacturers posted their weights and they all followed a standard.

I dont have any tire changing tools at home, so I would need to depend on a mechanic. Besides a small stone chip can weaken CF, while it wont affect AL. Another thing - lets say we hit a deadly pot-hole which puts both wheels to the test of their respective strengths - AL will bend, CF will break, MG will break.
Break is more dangerous than bend(all this is in my mind - may or may not be true).

And I am not a BST hater. Im a big fan of CF && BST even - but knowing myself I will stop the bike and inspect the wheels after I hit every pothole with a magnifying glass if I get BST's. THAT is not worth the money for me - buying suspicion and paranoia for 4grand$.
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