• Aug 29, 2008
Weds Sports, a Japanese wheel-maker, has created a full carbon fiber wheel -- rims, spokes, hub, everything -- that weighs 2.76 kg. Coming out to about 6.1 pounds, that's about half the weight of the Dymag carbon fiber wheel with a magnesium rim that you'll find on a Callaway Corvette, and just over a pound more than Dymag's all-carbon race-specific front wheel for a motorcycle.

According to a rough translation of Weds' literature, they use a dry carbon fiber process that makes the wheels strong enough for... well, we're not really sure. While the rims look absolutely ace, we can't find any other company that makes an entire wheel out of carbon fiber, and Weds apparently hasn't yet put them in production, which leads us to think that these babies were meant only for the scales at the Tokyo Auto Salon. But if you have $12,000 for a set of four, and you live in an area with no potholes and no curbs, these could be the rims for you.

[Source: Carbon Fiber Gear]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be nice to take one of those wheels add a piece of round glass and make a nice table.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Your point about no potholes and curbs is a good one. While Carbon Fiber is strong, it's not great with impacts and just deeper than surface scratches.

      I've seen a bunch of pro bicycle racing pics of cracked in two carbon frames. In the old days of Steel and Aluminum, bikes bent, but didn't have catastrophic failure like carbon does today. Trade-Offs I guess.

      Those wheels are cool though. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      *waits for the carbon fiber tire*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I will need a set CF lugnuts, CF wheel weights and CF valve stem to go on my all CF Weds.
      • 6 Years Ago
      6 pounds? I'm sure those will crumble in no time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        6 lbs of carbon fiber is a lot... I think.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They look to be pretty strong though.... I hope....
      • 6 Years Ago
      HiPer Racing has been making carbon fiber wheels for ATVs for years and they are unbelievably strong. They won't be as light as a dry carbon fiber wheel, but what does that matter when those collapse under the weight of the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      these look like O.Z. Ultralegarras

      and as for durability this item,
      I think they're inteded for racing,
      even if they are not strong enough
      to last an entire race season
      the advantage to running a new set
      for each race makes them worth the $$$
      for a program that is willing to spend to go fast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, carbon TC105N are like completely old news... In fact, they are 9 months old news...
      • 6 Years Ago
      What about heat dissipation? If there is no metal in this wheel, the wheel bearings will fry in less than a lap from the head of the brakes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Screw that ! I'll stick with wood
      • 6 Years Ago
      What I dont understand is why they are so expensive. They are quicker and easier to make. You know they are not hand made, they're pressed into a mold. I thought when something was easier/quicker to make it would become cheaper. I don't know, maybe carbon fiber is talked up so much that it's just one of those things that are just supposed to be expensive.

      Someone enlighten me please!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Carbon fiber isn't cheap by any means. Not hand made? I don't know first hand about these wheels, but every application I've seen CF used for, it's been hand-laid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When do the Rota ones come out?
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