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On my honda CRF 450, the current front wheel has 9.5 KG,,,,

Talon Excell Wheel, Michelin M 12XC, 280mm EBC Rotor, 4mm Tube.

now i have a second set of wheels, stock 2011.

240mm stock brake rotor, Tubliss 21 ° and a Pirelli Mid soft 32.

7.5 KG !!!!

i am confused how the new Wheelset feels, 2 KG less on the front must be a Big Difference..

:lol:

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the best wheel are stock oem with exel takasako rim only!!

:lol:

i will go back to stock, incl the stock Brake Rotor.

i hope the EBC "MXS" Brake pads give me a little more Power on the Front Brake without to much Weight.

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the 4mm tube if it's Michelin ultra heavy duty it's around 2,1kg (for back wheel but i guess the front it's not very far) , the tubliss it's around 0,7kg.....

1360g The tube (MTx Super Heavy Duty)

+90g for the tireholder

vs 650g tubliss(mod.)

the sprokets on the Stock wheel are much thinner, and the Front Rotor its stock 400g lighter,

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std stuff now days is often far lighter than aftermarket , a lot of bling come at a price of not just cost but weight :-(

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i am confused how much 2kg less effected the suspension performance.

more plush ?

lighter feel ?

any opinions?

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normally increasing sprung weight is a bad thing in theory

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wheel light make more brake,more acceleration,more directionality.and give more speed reaction on the fork and shock,you feel plush and plus traction.the most light is alpina tubless wheel.i use it on supermoto ,there is a carbon matrix series ,it s a dream.look on alpina webs

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