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cast wire spoke wheels
« on: January 26, 2021, 09:40:42 PM »

the new cast rim, wire spoke wheels. has anybody seen these? the pic looks cool, im wondering what they will be like
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 07:06:14 AM »

I saw them Sunday on the 2021 CVO Road glides, both Black Hole and Sunset Orange.  The rims look better in person than they did on the reveal or the web site.  I like them.

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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 10:06:11 AM »

I saw them sunday. I wouldn't ride the bike home from dealer new without changing the wheels. To each his own, I just find them so cheap looking. 
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 12:56:54 PM »

H-D is hoping people like them!!! Took them 2 years in production to build them.. I’m not a spoke wheel guy, But I do like the fact how the wheel protrudes out for the spoke connection.
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 01:48:39 PM »

H-D is hoping people like them!!! Took them 2 years in production to build them.. I’m not a spoke wheel guy, But I do like the fact how the wheel protrudes out for the spoke connection.
That's so the rim can be tubeless and use tpms.  BMW did the same thing on their adventure bikes rims.
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2021, 07:15:32 PM »

the new cast rim, wire spoke wheels. has anybody seen these? the pic looks cool, im wondering what they will be like

I like the design, industry leading IMO
Hopefully the MoCo will keep these as a CVO exclusive & not offer them in the P&A book
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2021, 05:41:11 AM »

I owned a bike with old fashioned spokes way back when and said never again after cleaning them the first time!
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 08:37:08 AM »

Harley makes it seem they came up with this idea but BMW has had it for years.  I am surprised it took so long to finally produce a tubeless wire spoke wheel for their bikes.  I do like the idea, but not so much on a touring bike.  I wish them good luck.
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 11:00:36 AM »

A close up.
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 02:08:02 PM »

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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 06:46:47 PM »

This wheel is apparently going to be one of those "love it or hate it" design options.  Everyone's personal design review will be both subjective and final.  I saw one this afternoon in person for my first time also.  Uhhh... not so much my cup of tea (or wheel) :puke:
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2021, 10:24:36 PM »

Agreed.  Had spoke wheels on my RK.  Great look, hated cleaning them.

That rim looks like a bunch of wire tent stakes. Chrome fat spokes might have looked better, but not in that sparse pattern.
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2021, 02:10:15 AM »

Agreed.  Had spoke wheels on my RK.  Great look, hated cleaning them.

That rim looks like a bunch of wire tent stakes. Chrome fat spokes might have looked better, but not in that sparse pattern.

I know, it's not always the case that modern interpretations aren't as good.  But it's hard to knock good looking spoked wheels.  There no "there" there on the new one.  No spokes in the spokes.  The cast outer is... odd too.  There's no design symmetry.  Just doesn't flow.  Can certainly see goals and mechanical gains that might come with the method.  But personally just don't like the look. 

If I want to mess with spokes I want some damn spokes!

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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2021, 01:09:31 PM »

I know, it's not always the case that modern interpretations aren't as good.  But it's hard to knock good looking spoked wheels.  There no "there" there on the new one.  No spokes in the spokes.  The cast outer is... odd too.  There's no design symmetry.  Just doesn't flow.  Can certainly see goals and mechanical gains that might come with the method.  But personally just don't like the look. 

If I want to mess with spokes I want some damn spokes!

Exactly!  Wheel on the left is the best looking spoke wheel.  Laced.  :2vrolijk_21:    Wheel on the right looks like some tie down project.     What's the spoke count?
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Re: cast wire spoke wheels
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 02:25:54 PM »

I still wonder if the design of that new wheel will give you that "invisible" spoke/wheel look when the bike is going down the road at speed.
That would definitely be a cool look and maybe part of the design process.  :nixweiss:

When someone gets one you'll gave to let us know.
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