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      11-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Very interesting!

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Impressed by the aluminium wheel.
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Umm... Anyone surprised here?

What I'd like to see is the same comparison between 1-piece forged aluminum and 3-piece forged aluminum. I think the 1-piece forged aluminum will be stronger than 3-piece one..
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Umm... Anyone surprised here?

What I'd like to see is the same comparison between 1-piece forged aluminum and 3-piece forged aluminum. I think the 1-piece forged aluminum will be stronger than 3-piece one..
I agree, but the reason why most race teams go with 3-piece is if they bend a rim half it's easily and cheaper to replace than the entire rim.
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