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jscottyk 03-30-2011 01:06 PM

Kineo Tubeless Wheels
 
I did a quick google search here at advrider.com and don't seem much discussion of these. Anybody know anything about these?... Seen them in the flesh?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=63917.0
http://www.ratherberiding.co.za/go-o...-wheel-system/
http://www.in-motion.it/main.php?lan...=4&contText=2#

The Griz 03-30-2011 07:05 PM

:tb

Camel ADV 03-30-2011 07:56 PM

Cool but at $1800 US for the front and $2000 for the rear and I expect they won't sell many:eek1

ebrabaek 03-30-2011 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Oso Blanco (Post 15549146)
Cool but at $1800 US for the front and $2000 for the rear and I expect they won't sell many:eek1

I will second that.......:thumb:thumb

Erling

The Griz 03-30-2011 08:33 PM

Agreed.

jscottyk 03-30-2011 08:35 PM

Indeed. Makes the billet/Caponord setup look affordable!

modeselector 03-30-2011 09:45 PM

[QUOTE=Oso Blanco;15549146]Cool but at $1800 US for the front and $2000 for the rear and I expect they won't sell many:eek1[/QUOTE

Good for Woody:rofl

Ball and Chain 09-01-2011 11:43 AM

I bought a set of the Kineo tubeless rims for my KTM 990R. It seems to me that the time has come to open the can of worms:deal

Mollygrubber 09-01-2011 12:46 PM

Wow. Rim porn.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/456/000000001.jpg

ScienceOfDirt 09-01-2011 02:18 PM

I like the tubeless idea and the look, but are they actually strong enough for off road, and can they be straightened. At that price, I'd hate to abuse them and find out the answer is no.

Ball and Chain 09-05-2011 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ScienceOfDirt (Post 16764247)
I like the tubeless idea and the look, but are they actually strong enough for off road, and can they be straightened. At that price, I'd hate to abuse them and find out the answer is no.

It is actually not the rim that gives the problems. It's the combination of rear hub and cush drive. The cush drive fits onto 8 studs from the hub, but the studs can't handle the power of the 990. It snaps off. My hub is destroyed and I'm struggling now for 10 weeks and still no answer. The supplier now wants to tell me the chain was to to tight.

The sprocket is also a problem. It fits onto the cush drive with 8 studs into the hub. (no lock nuts) Mine came loose within the first 200km's. Lock tite don't help either. I replaces the studs with bolts with lock nuts. The sprocket is in a worse condition after 3800 km's than the standard sprocket was after 18000 km's.

ScienceOfDirt 09-05-2011 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ball and Chain (Post 16787883)
It is actually not the rim that gives the problems. It's the combination of rear hub and cush drive. The cush drive fits onto 8 studs from the hub, but the studs can't handle the power of the 990. It snaps off. My hub is destroyed and I'm struggling now for 10 weeks and still no answer. The supplier now wants to tell me the chain was to to tight.

The sprocket is also a problem. It fits onto the cush drive with 8 studs into the hub. (no lock nuts) Mine came loose within the first 200km's. Lock tite don't help either. I replaces the studs with bolts with lock nuts. The sprocket is in a worse condition after 3800 km's than the standard sprocket was after 18000 km's.

10 weeks is long time to wait. I would hope they would want to see you hub to help improve the product. Is there any kind of warranty on these? Let us know how you make out.

tmex 09-05-2011 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScienceOfDirt (Post 16788811)
10 weeks is long time to wait. I would hope they would want to see you hub to help improve the product. Is there any kind of warranty on these? Let us know how you make out.

+1

Also, dealing with a tube change is not that big a deal. Not as simple as a plug to be sure, but certainly not worth the price of the alternatives IMO.

My advice would be to get good at dealing with tubes. After all, they are the most reliable and simple solution going if you are heading off road.

Ball and Chain 09-05-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScienceOfDirt (Post 16788811)
10 weeks is long time to wait. I would hope they would want to see you hub to help improve the product. Is there any kind of warranty on these? Let us know how you make out.

The supplier sent the wheel back 6 weeks ago. They don't even answer e-mails
:cry

tmex 09-06-2011 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Ball and Chain (Post 16792611)
The supplier sent the wheel back 6 weeks ago. They don't even answer e-mails
:cry

FWIW, I sent them an email questioning their integrity. I'll let you know if I get a response. There are usually two sides to every story. I want to hear their side. In any case, the product is certainly priced at a premium. Not that that ever stopped me from buying anything.


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