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Probably going to buy some soon for my SP1. Anybody have a set for sale?

Alternately, what's the general concensus on the available offerings? Leaning towards OZ or Carro....
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Probably going to buy some soon for my SP1. Anybody have a set for sale?

Alternately, what's the general concensus on the available offerings? Leaning towards OZ or Carro....
Galespeeds are nice... my first choice other then BST.

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Ive just fitted 2012 Y spoke blade wheels and being done in Gold.
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I would go with OZ before Carrozzeria, just due to the fact that the OZ name has been around much longer. I had a set of the older OZ wheels and was very satisfied with them. Galespeed, BST, Marchesini, all of the major brands are pretty hard to go wrong with. RK is new to the aftermarket wheel scene, but has been making other parts for a long time now.

Carrozzeria had some issues a while ago with their bearings failing. Lots of people had this issue and were told to only torque the axle to half of OEM spec. Lots of discussion on that on other forums (like speedzilla). The consensus is that they probably just used cheap bearings, or their tolerances are/were way off and compensated with lower torque on the axle. They used to be much cheaper than other wheels, so many would go with them for that fact alone and just deal with the issues or hope to not have any. Many other people have had zero issues with them and swear by them. For my money, I'd go elsewhere as I don't see the benefits, since now their prices are closer to established brands.




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http://pnwriders.com/gear-parts-acce...it-others.html

I saw these b.miller on PNW riders...

Not a bad price I don't no much about them and you did have some insight. I've got some aftermarket wheels which will see the road this season.



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http://pnwriders.com/gear-parts-acce...it-others.html

I saw these b.miller on PNW riders...

Not a bad price I don't no much about them and you did have some insight. I've got some aftermarket wheels which will see the road this season.
They probably aren't the "bomb waiting to go off" that some proclaim them to be, but if buying new, they aren't the great value they used to be. $800 for a used set of their newest wheels isn't a bad deal though. I might have gone after that if I had a bike they fit. I just always wonder about dudes that can't be bothered to clean their shit before they put it up for sale.




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I bought them. I've been wondering about the Tri Rs for a while. Know no one with them. Supposedly very light. I think no one purchases them because the design does not look like a good street solution, but these are for a track only bike. I'm willing to spend the time and moolah to find out...
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I've had no problems with PVM's in the last 3 years. They're a good brand. Don't need to use balancing weights at all on them either, as they're well balanced too. Just fit the tyre mark at the valve as it's meant.

If I were in the market again though, I'd have bought BST's and not these.

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I bought them. I've been wondering about the Tri Rs for a while. Know no one with them. Supposedly very light. I think no one purchases them because the design does not look like a good street solution, but these are for a track only bike. I'm willing to spend the time and moolah to find out...
When you said you bought them I did not realise that you bought the ones I posted. I thought that you meant you bought some like them. Did you buy them because I posted or did you already know about them?



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Your post was the first I had seen of them. Got in touch with the seller, good guy, good price....

Thanks for the referral.
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