Wheely Trick Hoops
Are aluminum wheels old hat, has-beens, yesterday's news? Even magnesium makes you yawn? How about a set of carbon-fiber wheels, then? Dymag has been working on these hoops since 1994 and has perfected both the design and the manufacturing processes. (At $4545 a set, the company may be charging by the hour.) Dymag's die-formed carbon wheels are claimed to be about 50 percent lighter than even wispy magnesium aftermarket wheels, and probably a third the weight of standard-issue aluminum rims. Reduced wheel weight improves steering response, acceleration, deceleration, and makes life for the suspension much easier. And they look stupendously trick. Available in 17-inch sizes front and rear for the more popular sportybikes. Dymag is distributed through Superbike Racing (912) 242-0666; www.superbikeracing.com.