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Rotobox CF wheels

So I was looking up lightweight sprockets on google and came across this. Rotobox cf wheels (I know not sprockets). I think bst sells cf rims, but here is a new (or at least new to me) brand I haven't heard of yet. Check them out.

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those wheels are ugly imo. i'm not too fond of cf wheels i'll stick with my marchesinis good ole forged wheels.
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CF is great but this particular design is ugly indeed





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I think they look great!!!

I bet they are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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I wish i could afford cf.

from riding pedal bikes and switching from training to race wheelsets, a lighter wheel makes a huge difference in performance.

the rotobox wheels look "unique" while the BST are more conventional.

I would be more than happy with either!

cf is very $$$$!
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Think they are actually more affordable then bst. Front for the 600rr is like $1400ish rear is around $23-2400 (Amazon pricing). I kind of like the look its different. the only bst wheels I like are with the straight spokes not the slanted design.


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I do not care what they look like.

Performance is the issue, and a better wheelset is a big upgrade.

price is still too much ($3k!).

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Looks like a function over fashion design(at least I'm hoping that's what they were going for). They probably function pretty well

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If I spend 3 to 4 K on wheels they better have some smoking looks plus function
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I like the form over function talk... lol

I think many would agree that most people here and in general looking to purchase aftermarket wheels (or that already did) for their sport bikes whether they'd like to admit it or not, are not getting them for weight savings and less rotational mass to benefit from cutting down track times in races. You're getting them because you like how they look "bling factor" it's okay to admit, we already know. Unfortunately they may not realize that cbr 600rr wheels are some of the lightest stock wheels out there. I have the honor of comparing motorcycle rims everyday and very expensive one's at that. I think it's just stupid to unless you have a race bike that you could benefit from using them, especially for the cost. Your suspension is what should be set up before a lighter pair of wheels should be considered as a benefited handling characteristic. Then again, it's quite easy to tell who's getting aftermarket rims for looks alone on here and who isn't...

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If someone gave me a set I wouldn't turn them down. But I would never pay that much for them. I can say though that after checking these out at last years IMS and comparing them to Aluminum Marchesinis; the difference in weight, especially in mass location is definitely noticeable. Not the prettiest wheels but they get the job done.

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I would love to confirm that video but that isn't gonna happen anytime soon. Also, it looks like that guy swapping the wheel should have hit up Neek for some wheel spacers

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I would love to confirm that video but that isn't gonna happen anytime soon. Also, it looks like that guy swapping the wheel should have hit up Neek for some wheel spacers
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I like the form over function talk... lol

I think many would agree that most people here and in general looking to purchase aftermarket wheels (or that already did) for their sport bikes whether they'd like to admit it or not, are not getting them for weight savings and less rotational mass to benefit from cutting down track times in races. You're getting them because you like how they look "bling factor" it's okay to admit, we already know. Unfortunately they may not realize that cbr 600rr wheels are some of the lightest stock wheels out there. I have the honor of comparing motorcycle rims everyday and very expensive one's at that. I think it's just stupid to unless you have a race bike that you could benefit from using them, especially for the cost. Your suspension is what should be set up before a lighter pair of wheels should be considered as a benefited handling characteristic. Then again, it's quite easy to tell who's getting aftermarket rims for looks alone on here and who isn't...
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Carbon Fibre Wheels

I would love to own a set of carbon fibre wheels. Expensive yes, but for track use I bet they are awesome; offering faster turn in, better braking and stronger acceleration. I would personally have to go to quite some length to justify the cost but if I ever did I would probably go for a set from either Dymag or BST. That said I would rather spend the money on full Íhlins front and rear as I would benefit from that a lot more.

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The more I watched that video that Moe posted, the more I like those CF wheels.
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I would love to own a set of carbon fibre wheels. Expensive yes, but for track use I bet they are awesome; offering faster turn in, better braking and stronger acceleration. I would personally have to go to quite some length to justify the cost but if I ever did I would probably go for a set from either Dymag or BST. That said I would rather spend the money on full Íhlins front and rear as I would benefit from that a lot more.

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Thats what i ended up doing! All round ohlins was a far better investment than a set of blingy wheels which i doubt i would have noticed a difference with!
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If someone gave me a set I wouldn't turn them down. But I would never pay that much for them.

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Thats what i ended up doing! All round ohlins was a far better investment than a set of blingy wheels which i doubt i would have noticed a difference with!
i think cutting your wheels unsprung rotational weight almost in half would be a very noticable difference in acceleration, cornering and braking!

but ya cant go wrong with the full ohlins treatment either!

that being said, those wheels are fugly look'n though!!


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those are some ugly rims... never thought CF could look so bad.
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i think they look ugly and sexy at the same time


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I agree, they're pretty ugly, yet they look so sweet. lol
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Completely against these, ugly as hell.
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I do not care what they look like.

only care if they work better.
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Holy jebus these are ugly. Give me the BSTs or give me death.
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they look cool. (better on the bike !)

does the larger air volume make a difference?

but they only make 17"x 6" rears.

I think the design is well thought out, except for the valve stem location (maybe?)
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the more i check them out, the more sense their 1 piece design makes.

cf wheels failures I have seen have been hub/spoke/rim connection failures.

check out their website.

in bicycle racing the "solider" wheels where faster, "spinergy" brand very fast.

and the disc wheels where really difficult to handle in sidewinds.

motos have a different area/mass ratio - so i would not think it makes as much of a difference.

possibly a superior product but did not check price....

cannot afford them anyway....alas.
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