Kineo Tubeless Wheels

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jscottyk, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. jscottyk

    jscottyk Been here awhile

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  2. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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  3. Camel ADV

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    Cool but at $1800 US for the front and $2000 for the rear and I expect they won't sell many:eek1
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  4. ebrabaek

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    I will second that.......:thumb:thumb

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  5. The Griz

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    Agreed.
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  6. jscottyk

    jscottyk Been here awhile

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    Indeed. Makes the billet/Caponord setup look affordable!
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  7. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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  8. Ball and Chain

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    I bought a set of the Kineo tubeless rims for my KTM 990R. It seems to me that the time has come to open the can of worms:deal
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  9. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    Wow. Rim porn.

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  10. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    I like the tubeless idea and the look, but are they actually strong enough for off road, and can they be straightened. At that price, I'd hate to abuse them and find out the answer is no.
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  11. Ball and Chain

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    It is actually not the rim that gives the problems. It's the combination of rear hub and cush drive. The cush drive fits onto 8 studs from the hub, but the studs can't handle the power of the 990. It snaps off. My hub is destroyed and I'm struggling now for 10 weeks and still no answer. The supplier now wants to tell me the chain was to to tight.

    The sprocket is also a problem. It fits onto the cush drive with 8 studs into the hub. (no lock nuts) Mine came loose within the first 200km's. Lock tite don't help either. I replaces the studs with bolts with lock nuts. The sprocket is in a worse condition after 3800 km's than the standard sprocket was after 18000 km's.
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  12. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    10 weeks is long time to wait. I would hope they would want to see you hub to help improve the product. Is there any kind of warranty on these? Let us know how you make out.
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  13. tmex

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    +1

    Also, dealing with a tube change is not that big a deal. Not as simple as a plug to be sure, but certainly not worth the price of the alternatives IMO.

    My advice would be to get good at dealing with tubes. After all, they are the most reliable and simple solution going if you are heading off road.
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  14. Ball and Chain

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    The supplier sent the wheel back 6 weeks ago. They don't even answer e-mails
    :cry
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  15. tmex

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    FWIW, I sent them an email questioning their integrity. I'll let you know if I get a response. There are usually two sides to every story. I want to hear their side. In any case, the product is certainly priced at a premium. Not that that ever stopped me from buying anything.
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  16. Ball and Chain

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    I'm sorted out. Thanks
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  17. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Details please.:ear
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  18. Ball and Chain

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    I was repaid:clap
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  19. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    But the rims are crap? :huh
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  20. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    There's always this tubeless system. I used these in desert races. They're a total bitch to get mounted but they work on any existing tube-type rims. Not even terribly expensive: http://www.nuetech.com/
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