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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 06:28 PM
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Wheels are made by Thyssen Krupp, see official site below. I read a street version would be available for an extra, but I cannot confirm.

https://www.thyssenkrupp-carbon-components.com
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 01:47 PM
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Any recommendations on what carbon fibre wheels are the best? I do a few track days and about 5000km a year of road riding....on pretty good surfaces.
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Any recommendations on what carbon fibre wheels are the best? I do a few track days and about 5000km a year of road riding....on pretty good surfaces.
Rotobox are the strongest it seems. I purchased mine on that belief and have put them to the test. Numerous track days (feels like a 750) and very nasty street surfaces. I live 1 mile up a dirt road and local tarmac is often worse. Iíve had some good hits without issue. As good a price or better than any other. The quality of weave and finish is seemingly impossible, hard to see the laps.

However, if you donít do your own tire changes I would not recommend any cf wheels. Many shops wonít touch them and the rest should not!

They are indeed the best bang for the buck for massive bike transformation for the better.
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Rotobox are the strongest it seems. I purchased mine on that belief and have put them to the test. Numerous track days (feels like a 750) and very nasty street surfaces. I live 1 mile up a dirt road and local tarmac is often worse. Iíve had some good hits without issue. As good a price or better than any other. The quality of weave and finish is seemingly impossible, hard to see the laps.



However, if you donít do your own tire changes I would not recommend any cf wheels. Many shops wonít touch them and the rest should not!



They are indeed the best bang for the buck for massive bike transformation for the better.


How are they aging? Did they recommend any coating for care and protection or just wash/clean? The reckless shop tire changing issue with cf wheels is indeed a deterrent for a lot of folks.
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Does anyone know if there is an issue going 2 up with carbon wheeels?


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No issue 2 up on Rotobox. Mine look as good as day one, truly a fantastic finish. AS mentioned I live on a dirt road so I first blow off the layers of fine dirt dust with compressed air, then I use a car duster on them and finish with a damp blue towel. Look like new so Iíve never protected with wax or the like.
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Does anyone know if there is an issue going 2 up with carbon wheeels?


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If they're licensed (TUV in Germany I believe) for street use, they need to be able to pass those tests, so 2 up will be just as safe as with forged wheels......IF there aren't any notches or gouges in them from bad tire changes or potholes, and IF they've not been damaged from long-term exposure to UV etc. In a perfect world C/F is great. It's only in the real world where you have issues.

As mentioned before, I'd love to see C/F and aluminum hybrid wheels, where the rim itself and the inner hub are aluminum (to eliminate the effects of these gouges etc.), but all the spokes are C/F. THAT would be a design I'd run on the street.
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