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post #1 of 10 Old 08-14-2019, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Carbon Wheels Long Term Review?

Does anyone have any long-term dedicated street riding review for carbon or aftermarket wheels.
As much as I like carbon I feel like I'd get more longevity from a nice set of CoreMoto wheels or something...
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2006 and 2008 date codes on my BST wheels, had since new. Still look flawless like the day I unboxed them. Mount my tires with No Mar, not a scratch on them, 18000 miles. Never any regrets at all. No shelf life on carbon fiber.
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what he said, just don't hit pot holes and you're good
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Its a fact, they last and stay true better than cast shite!! it used to be a worry pot hole damage with the early BST's but not anymore they are solid and look like the day they were fitted, i will say i have had some tyre depots turn down changing tyres on them because they fear damaging them?? Wether that is possible i do not know iv had 7-8 sets on mine with no issues.
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Aluminum and magnesium crash better.....and can be repaired. CF not so much.
I prefer magnesium, but the price point on CF have come down to almost reasonable.

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Thanks guys, glad to hear they hold up for the long haul. And yes CF prices have definitely come down. Has anyone been able to get their hands on the CoreMoto wheels? It says they're still available for "pre-order".

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I've been using them for 2 decades on various bikes both street and track. Commonsense goes a long way in that if you hit something hard enough to damage an alloy wheel you are likely going to damage a carbon one in the same way.

Carbon wheel prices haven't really come down that much in truth it is just the newer mag alloy wheels have really gone up in price! Some of the Forged Magnesium wheels are even lighter than the Carbon wheels now.

Forged Alloy on the other hand is pretty cheap, but in many cases you end up with a wheel that isn't really giving you anything other than aesthetics. A lot of people don't realize you can have actually have a wheel that is heavier than another wheel and it still performs better in regards to reducing gyroscopic precession due to the mass centralization of the weight versus the outer rim and VICE VERSA.

That being said I just got in some of the new BST Rapidtek for the R6 that I am really looking forward to testing.
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That Rapidtek looks good. The Rotobox Boost Looks good/high quality as well.
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Stay oem; simplicity works.
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Stay oem; simplicity works.
That's pretty easy for me, since a set of BST's is more than what my bikes cost!

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