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...ok guys, sold the road bike and have a wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket (and likely as not if I don't spend it, my beautiful wife will buy another horse with it;)) so I'm toying with the idea of aftermarket wheels on the track bike, GSXR 1000 2005.

As I'm a cheap skate, I'll probably buy used, but what I'm after is a serious improvement, so I'm thinking magnesium or carbon, probably 17 inch.

Any body got any track day experience of either mag or carbon, pros and cons etc.

At the moment I'm biased towards magnesium, as they should cause less issues with constant tyre changes, and will be easier to sell on eventually.
I'd be interested to know specs of different manufacturers if anybody has them.

I'm fairly sure I want 17", for ease of re-sale of used track day tyres (and the wheels eventually), unless anybody can tell me 16.5" they have used are massively better.

I don't really need any links either, I've read loads and loads, I'm after you guys experience, as that's very valuable.

cheers in advance

John
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.....ANOTHER horse! I'm scrambling to get some cash together for a damned windscreen from Brad. How do you sleep with all the stress?!:th_SmlyROFL:
 

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I would go the Marchesini Mags myself. I would not go the 16.5 route as some of the major race organizations went to 17's. It might not happen soon but it could become a problem in getting the 16.5 tires.
 

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I would go the Marchesini Mags myself. I would not go the 16.5 route as some of the major race organizations went to 17's. It might not happen soon but it could become a problem in getting the 16.5 tires.
Did you go with 17" mags then shocker?
 

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Did you go with 17" mags then shocker?
I got a good deal on the Aluminum. I wish I could of gotten the Mags. I do have Marchesini's and I love them. Yes mine are 17's but I spend most of my time on the street.
 

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Thanks. Looks are secondary tbh, it's for the track bike and I don't really care if they look like wooden chariot wheels, they just have to work very, very well.

John


They are some high quality wheels too. They know their shit and you wouldn't go wrong with them or the Marchesini's. Maybe someone else will chime in too. Either one of these would be my first choice for wheels.
 

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my absolute fav wheel tho is the PVM 20 spokes. those things are just insanely beautiful.
those are right up there on my list too.:thumbsup:
 

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I believe it is RIPPERTON who has had a set of BST's for 4 years of hard track duty with no issues.


Can't go wrong with mags though.
 

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John,

how many times have I got to tell you!:beat::th_salute:

BSTTTTTTTTTTTTTT'ssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ask wookey of GJ what he thought of a spin on my bike....The only thing he said when he got off was "wow, those wheels are amazing, so light and turn in like butter!!"
 
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