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Old 12-05-2014, 05:02 AM   #1
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Alpina tubeless carbon matrix wheels

Coming soon for the 990 & 1190

17x3.5 fronts 17x5.0 & 17x5.5 rear

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Old 12-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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Sweet. So is it a layer of carbon on top of aluminum?
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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bit more too it but yes in essence, same as airbus wing

http://alpina-uk.com/carbon-pro-matrix-wheels
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #4
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From their website:

"Carbon Matrix is a special technology developed in the aerospace industry and widely adopted by aircraft producers such as Boeing or Airbus: the lightest alloy composition available (7075) is modified by Giant Alloy and bonded together with carbon fibre thanks to a special patented process with 3M ceramic bonding material: in this way it is possible to reduce the thickness and the weight of the alloy, at the same time increasing the rigidity of the rim.

The patented Carbon Matrix motorcycle rims adopted by Alpina are tested by the best racing teams with enthusiastic results: indeed the Carbon Matrix rims are the ultimate development in technology (30% lighter and 25% harder than traditional alloy rims)."

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Old 12-05-2014, 08:38 AM   #6
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Interesting concept. But I suppose they don't bend back to well,do they?
Sidewalks, rocks and ruts seem to jump in front of me all the time.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
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Interesting concept. But I suppose they don't bend back to well,do they?
Sidewalks, rocks and ruts seem to jump in front of me all the time.
For 17" wheels I don't see that many rocks and ruts in the way, would stick mainly to tarmac if running small wheels.

Sure you can probably slap some TKC 80s on them and go quite far off-road but would prefer 21/18 for that.

Have a set of motard wheels already and these look awesome but guess the price tag will keep me with using what I already have.

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Old 12-05-2014, 08:54 AM   #8
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For 17" wheels I don't see that many rocks and ruts in the way, would stick mainly to tarmac if running small wheels.

Sure you can probably slap some TKC 80s on them and go quite far off-road but would prefer 21/18 for that.

Have a set of motard wheels already and these look awesome but guess the price tag will keep me with using what I already have.

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Well, I often take detours off the Tarmac.... Which means cutting through forests. Whether it's planned or not... Yes I prefer my 21/18 as well. But I ride my bike wherever the road (or lack of) leads me.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:36 AM   #9
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Bikyto, your back in the area?
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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Bikyto, your back in the area?
still bouncing around Qwik
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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I would be interested in a pair of 17/19 for the KTM
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:45 AM   #12
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Hi

I am afraid i can not ship to the USA as there is already a distributor operating in the US
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