View Full Version : Early vs late style wheels

09-11-2007, 04:22 PM
Has anybody weighed early vs later style wheels?

I'm wondering which is lighter.....

09-11-2007, 08:00 PM
Seems the earlier ones weighed less if I recall

09-11-2007, 09:38 PM
I have not weighed them but I carried a pair of each to my shed which is 400ft from the garage and I have to get a regrip on the early wheels and was tired after carrying them. I then carried the new ones to the garage and I did not seem as tired, mind you my arms were numb. The next trip was done with a wheel barrow. both sets had tires so that may have played a factor too. I can weigh an old one if needed on a postal scale. I do not have a new one dismounted.

09-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Looking at the castings last night my left eye says the later style wheel should be lighter as the casting is not nearly as bulky. I'm going to pull the tires off this weekend and see how much of a difference there is.


09-12-2007, 01:44 PM
Yes teh later ones appear thinner however again I do recall my earlier wheels feeling pyhsically lighter..Could have been the tire

XR7 Dave
09-12-2007, 02:22 PM
My bathroom scale could not tell the difference.

09-14-2007, 08:35 AM
I was off yesterday, I checked the weights on my scale at home and it couldn't tell the diffence either....