What Materials Are Custom Motorcycle Rims Made From?


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Custom motorcycle rims are usually one of two design types - spoke rims or cast rims. Spoke rims are usually made from aluminum, steel or an alloy metal, while cast rims can be made from these materials as well as carbon fiber or magnesium.

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Whether a person prefers cast or spoke wheels is usually a matter of design preference. Spoke rims are typically left unpainted or finished in chrome, black or white, while the spokes themselves are often unfinished steel. Cast rims offer more variation for design, as they can be cut and engraved using computer-guided lasers. Depending on the design aesthetic, cast rims are usually painted or finished if cast with aluminum or steel, and left untouched if made from carbon fiber or another exotic material.

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