Originally Posted by AC-racing
just how much abuse do these rims take? Im building a bike from scratch, for our stock bike series next year and with no weight limit now, Im seriously considering building it around a pair of these TT rims
has it been a common problem, or is it possibly related to other factors, ie very cold weather, or have the breakages occured during real heavy knocks on fast superbike, brushless setups?
The original Rims (PD08-0007) can handle a lot to say the least. I have been using them since August 2009 (Prototype) and this full season 2010. I drove over 600 Lipos this year on these rims and only broke 2 rear and 2 front Rims. They only brake in really heavy crashes (full speed wheelies flying 3-4m high in the air)....
On top of that I have been using a special Carbon Spoke/ Hub Assembly thats considerably stronger than the Wheel Hub Set (PD08-0006) they usually break much earlier. I also have been taking the old tires off the rims in a (over night) acetone bath and they can handle that too.