I only want to show off my new wheels because I’m excited. Only a midrange alloy upgrade but I’m still happy. DT Swiss ER1600 reddit.com/gallery/kttz7d
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Scared of buying Carbon Wheels, should I be? Should I stay on alloy?

Hi redditors,

I'm a 260 lbs (117 kg) rider standing 6ft (1.8 m) tall. I ride rocky, rooty and sometimes muddy trails and I have what I would call a "send first, think later" mindset on the trails.

I been working on upgrading my bike piece by piece and now it's time to swap out my wheelset... so naturally the question is alloy or carbon?

I want the carbon lightness but I'm scared of instantly breaking them (either because of my weight, or from harsh riding) and ending up flushing $1500 or more down the drain... I am right now looking at DTSwiss wheels but I'm open to other suggestions!

TL;DR:

260 lbs/6ft tall, riding harsh trails. Should I be scared of buying carbon rims and breaking them? Should I stick with alloy? Why or why not?

Thanks for any help you can give me! I've been riding for 1 year now and I'm convinced this is the world's best sport!!

Edit: I don't know if this makes a difference but I ride a full suspension bike.

Edit #2: Thank you to all the commenters for the advice on what to s focus on (at least at my current level).

***From the comments, I've gathered: ***

  • Carbon has its clear benefits, but unless it's truly necessary (cup racing, high skill level, are dialed in enough to notice a clear difference, etc.) alloy or even original wheels will get the job done.

  • Sometimes, pressure to buy all carbon gear stems from a place of seeking status more than performance needs.

  • At my weight, quality hubs would make a greater or at least more noticeable impact than wheels

  • Alloy wheels can get nearly as light as Carbon for much less $$. Cost/gram saved is not always worth going Carbon for some people.

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Wheels off! Getting the alloys refurbished and powder coated, now a perfect opportunity to wash up where it was hard to before. (And the rest of car will be treated too! Haha)
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Alloy of steel wheel weights?

Does anyone happen to know what alloy steel wheel weights are made from? I have close to 200 lbs of them laying around thanks to casting bullets. Most of them are pretty small but some of the bigger ones might be useful for piece work and practice.

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ALDI $2.50 alloy wheel cleaner hack. Bath and shower cleaner. Spray on, soak, sponge, then hose off.
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Anyone in the D.C / DMV area need a set of alloy 15 inch winter wheels? Tires have less that 5k miles on them. They aren’t winter tires though. No rubbing or fitment issues on 12 tdi golf m/t reddit.com/gallery/k678go
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Drilled the alloy wheel Boss
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Do Carbon Wheels With An Alloy Brake Surface Still Make That Carbon Woosh Noise?

Title says it all. Do carbon rims, specifically deeper ones still make that noise if they have the alloy braking surface?

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Will 18" Alloy Wheels fit my 2014 Chrysler 200 LX?

Hi Reddit,

I own a 2014 Chrysler 200 LX. It currently has 17" steel wheels, but I want to get alloy wheels instead. I found a listing online for what appears to be 18" OEM Chrysler 200 wheels. The title of the posting is "Chrysler 200 18 inch Factory Rims 5x114" I'm no car expert so I want to make sure that these will be the correct fitment for my car and not damage it or anything. I know I'll have to get new tires, but mine are worn down so I'll probably have to do that anyway. I've attached an image of the Alloy Rims here for you guys to see what I'm talking about. Any help is very much appreciated!

Image: https://i.imgur.com/SjZ1RSr.jpg

Thanks Reddit!

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Weights for Specialized Ground Control Sport 29x2.3 tires, and Specialized Stout Alloy, hookless, pinned, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 28h wheels?

Does anyone know the weights of the wheelsets (if so, including what components?), and/or the tires (no tubes)?

I am looking at some wheelsets and tires, and figure the existing setup has to be around 2000g per wheel (with tires, and all components).

I can't seem to find any overt weight information for the wheelsets or tires online (and don't want to strip my gear down and weigh it).

Thank you!

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Red Alloy Wheel Protection

Alloy Wheel Protector and alloy wheel protection offers excellent protection against damage from kerbs. It adds value and looks but more importantly protects your cars on longer term. Universal one size fits 14 to 22 inch rims - Cut to size.

Red Alloy Wheel Protection

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Optional oem alloy wheel

Does anyone here have the M008 alloy rims from mazda on their Cx-30? How does it look?

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Good tires that protect alloy wheels?

Anyone really happy with their tires? I’m about to buy a new set. I see some tires are marketed as β€œwheel protecting”. That’d be great so I could avoid curb rash on the alloy wheels.

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Where Can I Find Seat Leon Cupra 300 Alloy Wheels

I have a brand new Ibiza Reference 2021. I'm planning on replacing the stock 15" alloy wheels with the Seat Leon Cupra 300 2017 10 spokes 17" wheels.

Desired Alloy Wheels

What I wanna know is:

  1. What is the full name of those gorgeous alloy wheels?
  2. What are the sizes available of those wheels?
  3. Where can I buy them online (website that supports international shipping)?
  4. Will those alloy wheels be compatible with my Ibiza Reference 2021?
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Auto noob..yet to learn to drive..plz help

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Black Alloy Wheel Protection japancarimport.co.uk/prod…
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Best colour for aw11 alloy wheels?

I have some matte black rota slipstreams. I'm going to see how it looks with them on but I may just repaint them.

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Swapping steel wheels out to 18-inch alloys?

My 3 came with the cheapo steel wheels with 205/60r16 tires, but I want to upgrade to the 215/??r18 low-profiles that the alloy wheels get. Is it as simple as swapping the wheels and tires out, or is there more to it than that? I know a bigger wheel will mess with the ride height slightly, but that's small potatoes to fix.

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