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scott s
11-30-2011, 07:48 AM
I'm thinking about aftermarket wheels for my SXV 550 that is a track only bike. I'm leaning towards the Marchesini's as with a forged wheel I lose weight, tubes and spoke maintenance. My question is are there any benefits to a spoked wheel verses forged? Thanks!

Alpine Brit
11-30-2011, 08:13 AM
depends if your going to be jumping spoked wheels are much stronger, please correct me if im wrong this is only my opinion i`m not sure for certain!!

king karl
11-30-2011, 08:44 AM
You can also repair a spoked wheel in the unlikely event you ding a rim

heres the weight differences

sxv rear wheels inc sprocket and discs weight comparison....

stock (not inc tube) 6.8kg

standard alpina 6.4kg

alpina carbon matrix 5.7kg

scott s
11-30-2011, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the input. I ride on all asphalt so the only time I'd be jumping is if something really bad happens! :WTF:

Andyberg650
11-30-2011, 09:22 AM
So wheres the weight of a marchi and a talon / excel then?
Bit feckin pointless doing a single comparison between your wares and a shit heavy std wheel!!

king karl
11-30-2011, 09:23 AM
its a reference point you tit

if you want Machi or talon buy them... like all the race boys do :rolleyes::blah:

Andyberg650
11-30-2011, 09:27 AM
oooooH TOUCHY TOUCHY !!:p:


lol!!!
:lol::lol:

king karl
11-30-2011, 09:37 AM
oooooH TOUCHY TOUCHY !!:p:


lol!!!
:lol::lol:

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Andyberg650
11-30-2011, 09:52 AM
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While we're on the subject...Can you get me a set of Alpina spoke adjusting tools from your italian friends? doing the nips on the hubs is darn near impossibleČ!!:)

scott s
11-30-2011, 09:56 AM
Hey guys just looking for some information not trying to start a food fight. I thought you Brits were supposed to be civilized compared to us ugly Americans! Karl what is the price of your Alpinas?

king karl
11-30-2011, 10:11 AM
While we're on the subject...Can you get me a set of Alpina spoke adjusting tools from your italian friends? doing the nips on the hubs is darn near impossibleČ!!:)

I will ask the question...innit

Andyberg650
11-30-2011, 11:17 AM
Hey guys just looking for some information not trying to start a food fight. I thought you Brits were supposed to be civilized compared to us ugly Americans!

Hey dude :chillpill
its known as banter between pals...you 'oh so serious' yanks should try it sometime!!:p:


I will ask the question...innit
presume its like a 6mm semi-ratchet type device they use..
I true'd Grants renewed Alpina rim at FFlast year with a ringspanner, but wasnt too easy/no real room to get at it!!
Dazzer wants me to do those KTM ones but I cant really without tool!!

cheers

king karl
11-30-2011, 11:41 AM
Ill have a word, btw i told Daz to use you :)

Waxerdog
11-30-2011, 01:54 PM
You can also repair a spoked wheel in the unlikely event you ding a rim

heres the weight differences

sxv rear wheels inc sprocket and discs weight comparison....

stock (not inc tube) 6.8kg

standard alpina 6.4kg

alpina carbon matrix 5.7kg

So for guys on this side of the pond the stock is 13.6lbs, let's call it 14.5lbs with the tube. That is still damn light! And you can get a spare set of spoked wheels around here cheap... :rolleyes: