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why is the rc front wheel so heavy?

As above. The wheel feels like it weighs ten kilos

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To keep the massive power planted.

Honda OEM wheels have always been on the heavy side, especially the sand casted ones. I am glad they did something to change this with the redesign of the 1KRR, those look great and on the lighter side too.



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Stock wheel 10.5lbs no discs add the rotors and a tire you have a stock wheel heavy wheel assembly.

Best mod and no drawbacks other than money...is lighter wheels, lighter wheels = less unsprung weight.



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I just compared my bare sp2 wheel to a 2012 blade wheel and there is no difference. Approx 5kg.
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Stock wheel 10.5lbs no discs add the rotors and a tire you have a stock wheel heavy wheel assembly.

Best mod and no drawbacks other than money...is lighter wheels, lighter wheels = less unsprung weight.
That's all.

I call that second to suspension, suspension is a great bang for the buck too.



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That's all.

I call that second to suspension, suspension is a great bang for the buck too.
We all know shedding weight costs money...especially unsprung weight. As for the no drawbacks, it's true unlike high horsepower which can easily be done and on the cheap ie; nitrous oxide but the drawback? Less reliabilty and a shortened life span for the motor.



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I just compared my bare sp2 wheel to a 2012 blade wheel and there is no difference. Approx 5kg.
sp2 wheels are lighter than sp1's. but for some reason, sp1 wheels are alot more expensive

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sp2 wheels are lighter than sp1's. but for some reason, sp1 wheels are alot more expensive
Because they look better and there are less of them.

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That's all.

I call that second to suspension, suspension is a great bang for the buck too.
I think he meant what each wheel weighs, not the difference between the two.

I agree, wheels, tire choice, suspension (Incl. geometry) and brakes are the best performance modifications you can make.

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I just compared my bare sp2 wheel to a 2012 blade wheel and there is no difference. Approx 5kg.
truely irrelevant, grab an ole' Superhawk/ three spoke "Rock" 12.8 lbs with rotors/no tire.. Rear wheel 2lbs more.
Cheap wheel conversion is the 1996-2001 CBR 600, and 900 wheels, which takes off a wonderful 9.6 lbs of mass..
So....
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