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Forged weight savings???


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Hypathetically, if you had a non-forged rim that weighed 100lbs, how much weight savings would you get from the same rim if it was forged?


Forged in my experience means that it is stronger, but not always lighter. A forged steel crank can weigh twice as much as a stock crank weighs but is much stronger. Cast wheels can be very light, but not good for performance sometimes as they are not as strong. The wheels I bought for the GT500 (Steeda) were 7 lbs lighter than the stock wheels. Design, number of spokes etc determine the weight, not necessarily the method of manufacture.



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