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Old 12-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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The folks over at carbonfibergear.com posted about a new wheel by Weds Sport. This is an ALL carbon fiber wheel weighing at an astonishing 6 lbs! Yes, this is true dry carbon. This translates to about $10-$12k for a set of these wheels! Hmmm… at that price, maybe I should throw on some CF overlays on my wheels and call it a day.



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Old 12-04-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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Having had experience with all carbon motorcycle wheels, they are cooler than they seem. The only point is weight. They are not strong, and a BITCH to mount tires on without cracking/scratching/chipping.

That being said, they look fucking cool.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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wow.. is it strong? there are some cars that have crazy amounts of torque...
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didnt Dymag do this first?
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I believe Dymag is a blend of Carbon Fibre and Magnesium.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #8
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one wheel is more expensive than my car..... LOL
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #9
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Sweet! Now my wheels can be double what my car is worth!

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I remember reading about these. Like, 3 years ago.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:25 AM   #14
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That's like 3 of your hipster bikes
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no fucking way it is 100% CF.
by the look of the weave pattern, it will bend once it is mounted and very difficult to balance
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CF can be manipulated into different shapes, wheels included.

The only problem is that to achieve the exact shape might be $$$. And under latest innovation in CF manufacturing, CF can be very strong and yet with a a lot of tolerance to bending (it can be made to somewhat flexible) rather than crisp piece like before.

But again, very few have the capability of doing that and it's $$$$$$ to do it, all while making very little improvement. There are ways to make alloy wheels very light (although not as light as CF) at fraction of the cost. This is more likely the reason you don't see CF wheels in many racing/exotic rigs where money is not exactly a concern.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #18
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I don't trust these on bikes so certainly wouldn't on cars. The torque and g-forces these wheels would/could be put under would undoubtedly lead to failures. There's a reason carbon wheels are banned in every major motorsport association on two or four wheels. Yes they look cool and are an amazing and highly technical creation.... but they're not practical for anything other than a show car. Forged Magnesium all the way.
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