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Old 10-15-2002, 05:57 PM
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FWIW: I have heard one bad story about Fikses. One of my instructors for a DE said he had cracked, small-hairline type, a couple sets of FM-5's. These were 18"ers on 928 GTS. AFAIK, he hasn't had the same problems with similar wheels on a 968.

That said, I would not hesitate to pick up a set of FM-5's for myself, at the right price. Just putting this out there.
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Old 10-16-2002, 01:27 PM
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Guys:

The followings are copied from the letter Fikse sent to me wrt my questions on Fikse wheel:


Thank you for your interest in Fikse USA Inc. We have introduced a new series of wheels in 18" and 19" sizes called Profil. They have many additional benefits over our Classic line which are still available in 17" and 18" sizes.


The benefits of the new Profil line are:


1. Deeper spoke section dimensions results in increased stiffness for better cornering performance.

2. Deeper mounting pad thickness allows clearance for larger brakes.


3. Sculpted pockets on the mounting pad for reduced weight.


4. 3D chamfering on all spoke edges. Increased fatigue life and improved look.


5. 18"-19" diameter wheel designs in proportion with each other for staggered fitments.


6. New valve stem with lower profile for greater strength.


7. Streamlined rim flange for greater curb protection.


8. New heated treated alloy rims for stronger/lighter wheels.


9. New full polished finish with clear coating over the center section.

Usual disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever with Fikse.
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Old 10-17-2002, 11:39 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by PramTT:
<strong>We have introduced a new series of wheels in 18" and 19" sizes called Profil. They have many additional benefits over our Classic line which are still available in 17" and 18" sizes.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What do the Profil series look like? Does anyone have a picture? Can't see it on Fikse's web site.
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Old 10-17-2002, 12:33 PM
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Viken:

I believe the FM10 picture on the Wheel Enhancement ad in Panorama or Excellence is the FM10 from the new Profil series.

The changes seem to be very slight from the cosmetic standpoint.

<a href="http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/FikseClassicFM10.jpg" target="_blank">http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/FikseClassicFM10.jpg</a>
<a href="http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/Profil10ForgedModular.jpg" target="_blank">http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/Profil10ForgedModular.jpg</a>
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Old 10-17-2002, 04:17 PM
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Thanks. I see that the Profil has a slightly more pronounced and deeper center cup.



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Old 10-18-2002, 12:41 PM
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I personally like both the FM10 and the Kinesis K28 (slightly leaning toward the K28). The K28 in 18x8.5 and 18x10.5 are about 22 and 23lb respectively. While the FM10s in the new Profil lineup are 19.8lb and 20.5 lb in the same configuration (the Classic FM10 about 1lb heavier than the Profil)

Actually if you choose the K28 with the new reverse lip rim configuration (which is even nicer) the weight will increase about 2 lb per rim (according to Kinesis).

So FWIW, unsprung weight wise, the Fikse FM10 has the edge over the K28
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:12 PM
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I'm sorry if this is off topic but, I just wanted to know how the Simmons wheels are. Are they lightwieght? Are they good quality? They are not that expensive and they look real good. Any ideas?
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