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post #11 of 16 Old 10-21-2017, 06:09 PM
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I put BST Carbon wheels on my Gen 1, 6.5 inches, went with the 200/55 rear. While the wheels cost almost what the bike is worth, WOW what a difference, like adding 20 hp. Much quicker acceleration, quicker braking, and turns side to side with very little effort.

With the higher rear profile, turn in is much sharper. The first turn I took after installing the new rims, I almost ran off the road - to the inside! Turned in so much quicker.

The BST's are so light, makes the stockers feel like lead anchors. Highly recommend going with the 6.5" and 200. Plus, fat rear tires look cool!
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I put BST Carbon wheels on my Gen 1, 6.5 inches, went with the 200/55 rear. While the wheels cost almost what the bike is worth, WOW what a difference, like adding 20 hp. Much quicker acceleration, quicker braking, and turns side to side with very little effort.

With the higher rear profile, turn in is much sharper. The first turn I took after installing the new rims, I almost ran off the road - to the inside! Turned in so much quicker.

The BST's are so light, makes the stockers feel like lead anchors. Highly recommend going with the 6.5" and 200. Plus, fat rear tires look cool!
WOW!!!
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-22-2017, 03:42 AM
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Deffo going to be getting some for my Gen-5
Complete new braking system first, then the carbons :)
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Deffo going to be getting some for my Gen-5
Complete new braking system first, then the carbons :)
I'm telling you, if you have the $, you should do these CF rims now, before the brakes. It is like 75% less rotating mass, so the brakes are that much less-stressed and work that much better. The "cool factor" having CF wheels is huge too. You'll be the envy of all your buddies! But seriously, for the money, it is truly like adding 20hp to the rear wheel, and 20hp 'ain't cheap! These wheels make an amazing difference in handling and performance.
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I'm telling you, if you have the $, you should do these CF rims now, before the brakes. It is like 75% less rotating mass, so the brakes are that much less-stressed and work that much better. The "cool factor" having CF wheels is huge too. You'll be the envy of all your buddies! But seriously, for the money, it is truly like adding 20hp to the rear wheel, and 20hp 'ain't cheap! These wheels make an amazing difference in handling and performance.
Well considering what you have stated I think I WILL go for the wheels first :)
Does anyone actually have a figure in KG of how much weight is saved?
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The geometry changes don't have to be so severe if you lower the rear at the same time you fit a larger diameter tyre.

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