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Wheels for Sale

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Wheels for Sale

Postby McCue » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:11 am

It has come to my attention that you can buy some pretty good sounding wheels online these days:

I think just as interesting as the fact that they're for sale is the description and pedigree listed for each of them.

Whatever your opinion of ZE, it's probably a good thing for the sport that fast commodity wheels exist again.

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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby abordick » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:34 am

McCue,
Nice find.

Now I can arm up my fleet in the basement for my diabolical plans for world domination. Now all I have to do is find $1800 laying around.

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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby lemuroid » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:39 pm

Attached is the meat of their offer (grape, coconut, popcorn, lime, lemon)
It is hard to argue with their performance at cmu of late (except to note that SN and PKA did not run them in 2010 despite access, given their other choices this is not shocking)
They have not preformed as well at derby (where durability matters less and low rolling resistance is vital)
The price is right vs. the risk and work of developing your own.
If you buy them, pay ZE, then thank the cook.
Be sure to ask for the ones that won't fall off the rim.

If you are having a hard time figuring out which flavor to purchase, worry not, I have the answer for you.
For only $500 (cash up-front) , and the application of an 'esp racing' sticker on your buggy on race day, I will advise you on which flavor to buy (thus, saving you ~$1000 and a host of free roll time, by avoiding having to buy 3 of each to sort it out for your self).
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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby abordick » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:17 pm

Lemuroid,

I didn't know "wheel consultant" was a service you provided to paying customers. I may have to take you up on that someday. Is that on your resume?

I put FOAD on my resume and somehow ending up fighting FOD.

Weird.

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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby zeroerror » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:23 pm

Thank The Cook for giving me the phone #.....WTF........FTC!
DEREK

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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby lemuroid » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:32 pm


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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby the cook » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:09 pm

you would think the "designer" of those wheels would know they don't take a 6002 bearing.

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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby aileen » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:56 pm


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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby lemuroid » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:50 pm


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Re: Wheels for Sale

Postby DeVos » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:06 pm



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