BUT, and Martin will correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure -- absolutely always make sure your tires are properly inflated. I don't have any personal experience with carbon rims, but I got a rear flat once and while trying to get safely to the side of the road I ran over one of those Botts dots on the freeway -- and it bent my OEM aluminum rim.moto said:BST makes a DOT/JWL/TUV approved street carbon fiber wheel.
You obviously haven't witnessed composite parts tested to destruction!Arrgo said:Exploding CF, thats funny , the only way these would explode is if you put some C4 on them
I will take my chances with the BST's over any Magnesium wheel on this planet. Mg may be light but it has an extremely low modulus of elasticity as well as a very poor fatigue resistance, OK for the track but crazy poor for road use.kek said:You obviously haven't witnessed composite parts tested to destruction!
Stick to forged Al or Mg. Maybe someday soon someone in the wheel business will "discover" Aluminum-Lithium and you'll get the best of both worlds, low weight and high stiffness.
It does make for a good read. And as always it simply proves the fact that opinions are indeed like *%#holes, everybody has one! And are entitled to themcheech said:There's been a huge on-going debate about carbon wheels - BST's on another board.
Well, the more I work with composites- the more I like composites. You can design and make composites as strong or as light as you want if you have the proper experience and resources.kek said:Yes Carbon Fiber is strong, but it is also brittle. When it reaches its limit, it will explode! Not a good choice for the road.
The more I work with composites, the more I love metal...
That is the SWEETEST Ducati that I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding, looks great, handles great, sounds awesome... when I got back to Chicago, the following weekend I found myself at the Ducati dealer sitting on a 999… am I in trouble now, maybe it's time to ditch the 954RR.akducati said:I've included a photo of ducati.ms member VIVID1 on my 996 when she came up and did a little ride a couple weeks ago.
Pics!Arrgo said:BST wheels, beautiful, light, amazingly strong and the perfect addition if cost is no object. Mine are only a week old but the more I ride with them the more I love them. Combined with a good 520 kit they will make a noticable difference in acceleration, deceleration, and handling.
Exploding CF, thats funny , the only way these would explode is if you put some C4 on them......As long as they are being used in the maner that they were designed for there should be no worries. Road version for the road, track version for the track. Seems fairly straight forward to me. It is just a cost issue, you got to pay to play