Pro-Wheel rims vs. Excel rims?? $100 less.


19 replies to this topic
  • rerazor

Posted December 15, 2003 - 04:29 PM

#1

I noticed in the Moto-sport outlet catalog they have Pro-Wheel rims that are $100 cheaper (front and rear) than Excel. Has anybody heard of or used these rims before?? Are they just as strong as excel or D.I.D.??

I also wonder do rims really make that much of a difference if you use over size spokes on both??? (Strength wise)

I flat spotted both of my stock rims on my 03 CRF450. I check my spokes regulary.

Thanks in Advance.

  • yardpro

Posted December 15, 2003 - 05:55 PM

#2

i have been wondering the same thing

  • MxEthix

Posted December 15, 2003 - 06:07 PM

#3

me too, I want to pick up some blue rims, and will probably go with the pro wheel rims when I get the money!

  • RIPPER_65

Posted December 16, 2003 - 03:17 AM

#4

I heard a couple of months ago(I believe here on TT) about them not as strong, but I have not put one on yet on any of the wheels I have built....so that is second hand talking.

I also wonder do rims really make that much of a difference if you use over size spokes on both???

I believe it does. The Excel rims are extruded from 7000-series aluminum, formed, welded, polished then anodized for strength and then put those BUCHANAN Over-sized spokes on with spline drive nipples and you will have No worries. :)
Now if you put something else on other than the Excel or stock(D.I.D.)than most likely you might get a flat spot sooner or later.
But as I said......I have never built a wheel using the Pro-Wheel rims, so I can't say 100% about them. :D

  • Throttlejockey

Posted December 16, 2003 - 04:23 AM

#5

Now if you put something else on other than the Excel or stock(D.I.D.)than most likely you might get a flat spot sooner or later.




I flat spotted my Excel :) but my spokes never loosened up. :D

  • RIPPER_65

Posted December 16, 2003 - 04:45 AM

#6

I flat spotted my Excel


Me too Fred :)(already changed it out too :D).......but I don't think there is ANY rim that won't get a flat spot. Just I think the Excel is stronger than others. :D

  • Throttlejockey

Posted December 16, 2003 - 05:27 AM

#7

Just I think the Excel is stronger than others.



I agree. I don't think there is a rim made I can't flat spot.

  • rerazor

Posted December 16, 2003 - 06:09 AM

#8

<<The Excel rims are extruded from 7000-series aluminum>>


The Pro-Wheel Rims are made from 7116-1 series aluminum rims. At least thats what they say in the catalog :).

I agree all rims can be "flat-spotted" it just seems on my other CR250's it took awhile for me to flat-spot them. I think I heard somewhere that the CRF450 rims (and new CR250's) run a lighter (weaker?) D.I.D. rim stock.

I guess I will try the Black Pro-Wheel rims with oversize spokes (either excel or Buchanon with spline drive nipples) and see how they hold up.

I also did a search for Pro-Wheel and couldn't find a website. I just wonder how long they have been out and what experience people have had.

  • E-WA

Posted December 16, 2003 - 07:11 AM

#9

What are you guys hitting to flat spot rims? :)

  • MxEthix

Posted December 16, 2003 - 07:26 AM

#10

Downed yami riders! :)

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  • rerazor

Posted December 16, 2003 - 07:28 AM

#11

I guess rocks :)

  • Throttlejockey

Posted December 16, 2003 - 07:57 AM

#12

What are you guys hitting to flat spot rims? :)

Big rocks in high speed sections. And yes I run 13lbs, any more and you'll bounce off the trail.

  • baddaytogo

Posted December 16, 2003 - 08:40 AM

#13

I've got a set of Red Pro Wheel front and rear rims but I'm not much help as far as durability goes because they are still in the box. Haven't gotten around to mounting and using them yet. But they are made from 7000 serious aluminum just like Excel's and at half the price, unless they are soft as butter, you can't beat them. They look dang nice and appear to be stout. Time will tell. I couldn't find a website just for them either but motosport outlet sells them. $70 front and $80 rear I believe.

  • rerazor

Posted December 16, 2003 - 06:16 PM

#14

Only 2 people have Pro-Wheel rims? I just think with a $100 savings they will become a little more popular. Time will tell.

  • dominator10

Posted December 16, 2003 - 07:32 PM

#15

Advantage Performance Distributing carries Pro-Wheel rims also. They can be reached at (800)262-1325 or www.advantage-on-line.com

  • physicistbiker

Posted December 18, 2003 - 09:48 AM

#16

Hi guys, just happened on this thread. I just purchased a Pro wheel rim. Looks to be very good quality, but It will be spring before I can try it out, as we have 10" of snow right now.

  • FasterNU

Posted January 05, 2004 - 10:22 AM

#17

Reviviing an old post.

I destroyed my rear rim... crossing a drainage rut!!!

These stock rims SUCK!

Anywayz, I am looking to see if anyone has actually used the Pro-Wheels. I am looking to get either Black or Red.

Any feedback on oversized spokes?? How much are they? Do you have to drill anything to install them?

Someone steer me in the right direction

  • triste

Posted January 05, 2004 - 12:34 PM

#18

Team Subway Honda uses them on their 450's, I saw them on their bikes at anaheim 1.

  • RIPPER_65

Posted January 06, 2004 - 03:44 AM

#19

Any feedback on oversized spokes?? How much are they? Do you have to drill anything to install them?

As for Over-sized spokes(Buchanan or Bulldog).....well worth the money :), add strength and good looks at the same time. The set-up for 1 wheel which includes spokes and nipples(Spline drive) is about $70. You do have to drill the holes on the hub bigger, which is very easy to do. As for where to get them:
Here on TT Shop(I think) or
* www.eastcoastwheels.com
If you have a Cycle Shop you go to and have good prices, then go there.
Good Luck!! :D

  • FasterNU

Posted January 06, 2004 - 09:28 AM

#20

OK. I thought I'd report back with some more info I found.

According to "jeremy" from MotoSportOutlet:
Ryan Capes had them on his bike when he jumped the world distance jump!!

As for spokes etc.
1. I was told you can only use Excel Spokes or Bulldog spokes with Excel Rims.
2. You can only use bulldog spokes if you have the Excel hubs.
3. Spline drive nipples are only available for bulldog spokes.
4. The only anodized nipples are for bulldog spokes


Sooooo. I am looking at getting 2x ProWheel rims, and 2x sets of Buchanan oversized spokes with standard nipples!

quoted $64.95 for each set of spokes, $69.95 front red/black rim, and $79.95 for 19" red/black rear rim

Total $280

If Team Subway and Capes use them, they sure sound strong enough for me!!!





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