Blackstone TEK Carbon Fibre Rapid TEK wheels

Rapid TEK carbon fibre wheel

South African carbon fibre manufacturing company Blackstone TEK has added a beautiful five-split-spoke wheel to its line-up that can be swapped between bikes. The Rapid TEK features an interchangeable high-pressure-forged carbon hub. That allows you to quickly swap it between up to 30 Japanese and European sports models. If you want to make one modification to …

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Ducati GT1000 carbon wheels farkle project

Do carbon wheels match hype?

There is a lot of hype about carbon wheels improving handling and braking, but do they really live up to that hype? I’ve ridden many bikes with carbon wheels, but never been able to compare them back-to-back to a bike with heavier standard wheels. Until now. South African carbon manufacturer Blackstone TEK supplied a set …

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Keanu Reeves on KRGT-1

Carbon wheels improve brakes, handling

Most motorcycle wheels are made of aluminium, steel or magnesium, but if you want to extract some extra performance from your road bike, you could consider carbon fibre wheels. They are lighter, tougher, longer-lasting and don’t corrode. However, they are quite expensive, usually costing several thousand dollars, which is why they are often used on expensive limited-edition …

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