drees wrote:minispeed wrote:Not all of that is true to all tires.
Well said. I'd love to find some reasonably light ( < 16 lbs ) 15" wheels that are also reasonably aerodynamic - and reasonably priced.
Hmm - looks like TireRack lists a bunch of 15" wheels that fit.
These look like a good choice: Sport Edition CS1 - 15.2 lbs. Not the most aerodynamic, though. But smaller wheel diameter with larger sidewalls should be an improvement over stock.
Rota slipstreams, on ebay you can find many for $550 a set, you can't get much lighter without spending $850 plus. 12.9 lbs each. They are a desmond regamaster / spoon sw388 copy. They don't make the originals anymore, they were 8.8 lbs each in 15x6.5. Expect to pay $1200 if you find a set used.
I think rota has pretty much killed off the light weight high quality wheel market. Many people debate quality vs weight on them as track tires. Many have failed on the track, but many more have stood up. I think that's enough to qualify for acceptable road use. They are probably also as aerodynamic as you can get, and have a flat face that would lend itself to an aero cover if you're so inclined.