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I will be straight up with you all… I am not a huge fan of $1500.00 wheel sets. Most of the time, I am a big stock wheel/hub guy, but in some cases I do need a little more security or toughness in my wheels. I am a big believer of bringing an extra set of wheels to the track just in case you get a flat or have some sort of wheel failure. Full disclosure: The Dubya Edge Wheel set has been in my shop for more than a year and I am just now getting the information out to you guys now! Why? A couple reasons… I am normally a stock wheel set kind of rider and I am very finicky with rigidity, yet most of the time aftermarket wheel sets have given more rigidity that I wasn’t looking for. Finally, after a year or so, I got off my ass and put them on my 2021 Honda CRF450R as I have experienced some wheel problems with my Honda’s in the past. So why not test the Edge wheel set with a bike that actually could use it!
The Dubya Edge wheel set was created for the blue collar type of rider that is looking for some added bling with durability. Each Edge wheel set centers around a forged aluminum Edge proprietary hub, which are laced to a Dubya by Excel rim, using stainless steel Dubya spokes and nickel plated steel nipples. Each wheel set is pre-assembled in Dubya USA’s Southern California facility by the same technicians who assemble all of Dubya’s top professional factory riders and teams wheel sets. Instead of using your stock wheel spacers, the Edge wheels come with their own specific spacers to each bike. I actually like when aftermarket wheels come with their own spacers as it can make your dollar stretch further! How? Well, we have a couple Yamahas in the shop that have different axle sizes (two and four stroke) so it’s nice all we need to do is swap spacers instead of getting another hub. It just makes swapping wheels more seamless.
We have put nearly 50 hours on the wheels themselves and so far we have been pleased. The hub has been surprisingly not as rigid as I initially thought and the rim also has held up to the standard local motocross abuse. I am not over jumping landings or slamming into faces of jumps on purpose, but I feel like I am fairly hard on a bike, yet these Dubya wheels have given me zero headaches. The stainless spokes needed to be adjusted a few times after break in, but since then, they have stayed within a quarter turn of true. For $639.00 I feel like this wheel set is a great purchase for the rider who wants a fresh look on his/her bike as well as some durability that you maybe can’t find at times from your stock wheel set. I also like that the color of the hub doesn’t fade or beed out after several rides/washes. I don’t trust a lot of “inexpensive” wheel sets, but this is one that I am happy to put my hard earned money on. The weight of the complete wheel set is just north of the stock wheel set by a half a pound, but this is something that I did not feel once out on the track.
The Dubya USA Edge wheels are available with the standard front rim size 21×1.60, while the rear wheels come in 19×1.85, 19×2.15 or 18×2.15 rim sizes. If you’re looking for some cool colors, the rims come in either black or silver, and the hub color matches the brand of machine you’re riding. The only brands that can mix and match the Dubya USA Edge hub colors are KTM (orange) and Husqvarna (blue), since they are exactly the same, but I don’t think you will be running blue on your KTM. Dubya currently doesn’t offer an Edge set up for the #RMaRMy, but hopefully you Suzuki lovers can do your battlecry loud enough, so that John and Kristen from Dubya can hear you.
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