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Lightest wheels for the money?

Since Im staying with the 1000 for my track bike, I want to shave weight. I've already removed quite a bit.
Wheels are on the agenda, Im having a tough time deciding what wheels to invest in.
Not into the carbon fiber stuff though.
I want something light and strong.
What is the average weight savings?

I know less rotating mass is a plus as well.

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The carbon fiber rims are the lightest/best ones to get if you can afford them, BST is the lightest and Dymag is really close but the Kevlar they added for strength adds that little extra weight. Outside of those I don't know as you would have to see the other manufactures websites to see if the list the weights for their wheels.

When deciding you need to consider the MOI as some rims would be potentially lighter but their MOI may not show it, unfortunately for you the carbon rims have the best MOI numbers.

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Here a test by Motorrad Zubehörradsätze im Vergleich - Motorradreifen - Motorradonline

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In general carbon wheels are not allowed in racing.
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Just saw those last night, they are super nice. Im doing a red,white and blue paint scheme, those red anodized wheels would be sweet!
They mention the "V" wheels are 5 lbs lighter per set over typical OEM.

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Since Im staying with the 1000 for my track bike, I want to shave weight. I've already removed quite a bit.
Wheels are on the agenda, Im having a tough time deciding what wheels to invest in.
Not into the carbon fiber stuff though.
I want something light and strong.
What is the average weight savings?

I know less rotating mass is a plus as well.
Is this a track only bike? And if you don't want carbon go with magnesium. The Carrozzeria's are very nice I have a set but you will not notice a lot of difference between them and stock wheels except visual appeal, but I also have a set of BST's by far they are the most significant mod I have done to the bike and I have a bunch. The wheels if they are truly light will make the biggest improvement that you can tell.

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Is this a track only bike? And if you don't want carbon go with magnesium. The Carrozzeria's are very nice I have a set but you will not notice a lot of difference between them and stock wheels except visual appeal, but I also have a set of BST's by far they are the most significant mod I have done to the bike and I have a bunch. The wheels if they are truly light will make the biggest improvement that you can tell.
Thanks JM, thats some solid info first hand experience. I appreciate it, looks like I might have to spend more.

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Thanks JM, thats some solid info first hand experience. I appreciate it, looks like I might have to spend more.
No problem the BST rear wheel without the tire weighs about 1.5 - 2lbs I can put my index finger in the axle hole and hold it out at arms length. That should give you an Idea just how light they are. And I have had mine for almost 5 years now no problems. For some reason the front wheel is a little heavier but still much much lighter than stock or the forged wheels. If you get them you will not believe what a difference they make in flickability.

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Oh and yes, track only....The durability is also good to hear. I guess I've seen so many cheap carbon fiber products come apart and peel layers, it made me nervous spending that bank on them.

I better find a damn good shop to mount them also, If they got scratched I would flip out lol.
I've seen some guys butcher wheels.

Since I worked at a shop for years, I got really fluent in mounting tires and very cautious, problem is I dont have access to a machine anymore.

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