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    Carbon-Fiber Wheels: A Costly Upgrade, But Better Performance?

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    I think we will soon have carbon fiber wheels that can be done in a closed mold. They will not be as light, but nor will they be as expensive. It will be done with resin impregnated with strands of carbon fiber.

    It's a bit like Verton, which is glass impregnated resin, which is used to make propellers, plastic intake manifolds, etc. Production is way more efficient so the costs will be far less. I've been keeping an eye out for it to hit the market.

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    15 grand? Wow, that's like... 1 Miata, according to the market value of a Miata on Track HQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    15 grand? Wow, that's like... 1 Miata, according to the market value of a Miata on Track HQ.
    Or you could get something for only about $2,500 per wheel . . . . for your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Or you could get something for only about $2,500 per wheel . . . . for your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    15 grand? Wow, that's like... 1 Miata, according to the market value of a Miata on Track HQ.
    Or like 5 Miatas, according to the market value of a Miata on AutoTrader.com
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