Alpina tubeless 19/17 combo

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by alpina-uk, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    It's more about selection of rubber and profile. I think 160 is about ideal for the bike and there are plenty of good street options available. Moreover with both the GS and the new 1190 using these sizes there will be far more choices in the future.

    Gregor
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  2. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    I run a 110/80 x 19 front and 150/70 x 17 rear on my 990. Michelin Anakee 2 tyres.
    The bike turns in well and grips well. No dramas at all on winding mountain roads or motorways.

    In my experience of modifying MX bikes into supermotos a fat tyre can affect turn in and stability.

    With the 17/19 combo I just fitted them and rode it. I can take my hands off the bars at any speed and it will slow down all the way to walking pace without shaking it's head.
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  3. NKL

    NKL Been here awhile

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    There will still be far more bikes running 150/17 rear tyres than the larger size to be found on the new BM and Adventure, and all the more road based tyres available now can handle the 100hp easily, don't get caught up in the fatter tyre is best trend that seems to be going about, it's more style than function.
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  4. PowerCell

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    Can you give us a shipping cost to Southern California for the STS kits?
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  5. alpina-uk

    alpina-uk Adventurer

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    you need to speak to JC for US orders bud

    We cover the rest of the world
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  6. PowerCell

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    Yeah, I spoke with JC yesterday. He's very helpful, but was quoted a shipping price from the factory that was a deal-killer. Not sure why it was so high, so I wanted to see if you had the same numbers. From his description it sounds like he's being quoted dimensional weight, which shouldn't be the case...

    Either way, I think this thread is ready for the Vendors section.



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  7. Sporting Wood

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    Maybe they're not taking off the VAT? $1100 for rims, spokes and nipples is about double what standard rims and stainless Buchanan spoke kit would sell for here in the USA.
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  8. PowerCell

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    I've been setup as a dealer for Alpina here in Cali, and the price is fine. But shipping seems to be excessive... not sure why. But it's killing the sellability of the product. Unfortunately JC doesn't seem to stock much product, so shipping becomes a necessary evil.



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  9. alpina-uk

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    Heres the first pic in the world of the prototype Front wheel

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  10. jcma2ra

    jcma2ra Adventurer

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    USA Full Retail at todays exchange is around $1850 Shipped for the New ADV wheels discussed here.
    The 2.15x21/4.25x18 is $1690 Shipped

    Comparing pricing to our tubeless wheels to conventional tube type laced wheels is mute.

    It is hard to stock all color variable and sizes so we order in as order come in. This method has worked for us for 6 years. It is worth the wait for sure

    Nevertheless we have been selling a fair amount of these wheels directly to users as well.
    Kits are popular but to get them laced can be difficult as the Alpina method is a little more critical and proper material and tools are needed.

    Buchannans is familiar with alpina's and can lace our kits to existing hubs.
    The cost is a little more then conventional wheels as it is a little more time consuming. Call Robert at Buchannans for Alpina Lacing quotes.
    KTMtwins may have a Wheel lacer too

    We do have other dealers that we work with
    Ron at KTMtwins.com in the San Francisco
    Jeff at Toxicmotoracing.com in Utah
    and
    David at FastBikeIndustries.com in NC
    and last but not least
    Mitch Hansen at hmcracing.com in WI






    JC
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  11. dirtbikemike2

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    :clapJC I want your wheels on my KTM this year 19/17" my promise they will be on it! For road wheel they will be plenty strong enough 70 series is strong as Excel or DID wheels the spokes are used on the new Guzzi's and there very trick too. Done deal. Thanks!
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