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What color Wheels?     Hub/Rim

Black/Black
7 (14.3%)
Red/Red
3 (6.1%)
Black/Red
8 (16.3%)
Red/Black
31 (63.3%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: March 06, 2011, 08:45:00 PM

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Offline MyckMcClung

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Re: !-!-!POLL!-!-! Wheel Color! :)
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2011, 09:44:10 AM »
Come guys, really?? ??? Red Hubs?? :(
It's not that I think it will look bad, I have considered doing mine red as well, but have weighed the disadvantages of cleaning them.
 Take into consideration the poor guy that's gonna have to was this bike ;):-*

Black/Red w black nipples ;D :D
If a pair of 2" brass balls isn't working, I doubt that the 3" model will make much difference.

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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2011, 10:55:59 AM »
Well, have we solidified the wheel color, yet?

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2011, 11:21:22 AM »
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It's not that I think it will look bad, I have considered doing mine red as well, but have weighed the disadvantages of cleaning them.

It's OK, Pro-Clean http://www.proclean-racingusa.com/  is a sponsor.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2011, 01:12:18 PM »
I actually think that gold would look good if we're going for a retro look. Here's an 87 and an 89. I like the 87 better, but I like the shroud graphics better for the 89:


Yes, gold rims and black hubs would look sweet if it's going to be a retro build. If not I guess the red/black because I don't really like red rims.
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2011, 06:36:08 PM »
dna rims are not good at all just fyi. Gold would look real nice

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2011, 08:35:48 PM »
I hear that Pro-Clean stuff is pretty good ;
I don't know where you heard that about the DNA wheels,
You might be thinking about this other company that uses cast hubs and drills them out to be lighter and are having alot of publicized failures.
If a pair of 2" brass balls isn't working, I doubt that the 3" model will make much difference.

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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2011, 08:55:54 PM »
Polished rims, polished hubs, polished sub-frame, polished fork tubes, polished triple clamps, polished swing arm, nickle plated chamber and polished silencer ... I like bling!    8)
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2011, 09:27:19 PM »
Nickel the plastic too
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2011, 12:15:40 AM »
I voted red/red for the same reason I voted for green plastics !!
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2011, 12:20:03 AM »
lol, ninja turtle theme.


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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2011, 12:21:08 AM »
lol, ninja turtle theme.
Ha, yeah !!
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2011, 01:06:03 PM »
I hear that Pro-Clean stuff is pretty good ;
I don't know where you heard that about the DNA wheels,
You might be thinking about this other company that uses cast hubs and drills them out to be lighter and are having alot of publicized failures.


I've ran them they're junk for how much they cost excel or d.i.d are better fo sho

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2011, 12:34:37 AM »
I hear that Pro-Clean stuff is pretty good ;
I don't know where you heard that about the DNA wheels,
You might be thinking about this other company that uses cast hubs and drills them out to be lighter and are having alot of publicized failures.


I've ran them they're junk for how much they cost excel or d.i.d are better fo sho

the hubs are good hubs, but my friend couldnt stop bending and breaking rims.. same goes for pro wheel. pro wheel break on the weld everytime.

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2011, 06:55:04 AM »
I hear that Pro-Clean stuff is pretty good ;
I don't know where you heard that about the DNA wheels,
You might be thinking about this other company that uses cast hubs and drills them out to be lighter and are having alot of publicized failures.


I've ran them they're junk for how much they cost excel or d.i.d are better fo sho

the hubs are good hubs, but my friend couldnt stop bending and breaking rims.. same goes for pro wheel. pro wheel break on the weld everytime.

yup like I said garbage

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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2011, 08:02:17 AM »
I believe that with proper wheel maintenance and landing from jumps smoothly this issue becomes less of an issue.
If they do get bent, I'm sure that the sponsor will help out to replace them.
The reason companies offer sponsorships to teams, is so the teams using their products promote and help to develop/improve their products. No company wants to be known as the "bent rim association" or "grenading piston foundation" etc.
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 I have a 1990 YZ250 with the stock rims, it was origionally ridden by a regional pro, then sold to one of his less than talented friends that negleted and abused it for the next 6 years in a gravel pit in Michigan.
I bought it in 1999, tightened the spokes, trued out a little wobble, and keep up with the wheel maintenance. I have put at least a thousand hours on that bike in the tight rooted southeastern woods.
When I raced BMX as a kid there were a couple of guys that kept getting new/different wheel sets every month, and complaining about this rim sucks or that rim sucks, cause they bend, or the spokes come loose. I rode the same Araya 36 spoke rim/Suzue High flange loose ball hubs from 84-91, on different frames, I replaced the spokes twice, the freewheel sprocket 4 times, trued out several pretty big wobbles, and greased the loose ball bearings every month. I worked mowing yards everyday for the whole Oklahoma summer to buy that wheel set, and when it came time to get them I didn't figure in the shipping fees, so I had to settle for the loose bearings instead of the preferred and dreamt about nightly ,sealed bearings. The guy I sold the bike they were on to, still has it, with the same wheels.
What I came to realize was that those guys never adjusted thier spokes, or fine trued the rims. They also had a bad habit of landing hard or sideways and loosing to me every weekend.
That new style of MX riding the kids do now, with that speed scrub little whip thing they are doing over jumps, and landing it "not so straight" the majority of the time combined with a lack of proper and regular wheel  maintenance is the reason for bent rims.

If a pair of 2" brass balls isn't working, I doubt that the 3" model will make much difference.