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Durrani Magnesium Wheels

"Why magnesium wheels? Simple really - magnesium's two-thirds as dense as aluminum, but has similar strength, so you can have a lighter wheel. But magnesium's more susceptible to corrosion damage than aluminum, and expensive, so has traditionally been restricted to high-end race wheels.

Detroit firm Durrani, though, claims its new 'Thixotropic' production method, which is a mix of casting and forging, makes a cheaper, lighter wheel. The wheels are indeed pretty light - 6.8lbs front and 10.8lbs rear, and look like forged rims. They have a powder-coated finish, with a chemical coating underneath to reduce corrosion, and come in six colours. Sprocket carrier, bearings, internal spacers and cush drive are all included. The disc mounting bosses are screwed to the hub to make a universal front hub with different bosses to suit different bikes. Durrani importer Speedycom says these bosses are torqued and bonded in place so they can't unscrew in use.

These wheels are pre-production items: production is expected to begin in the spring."

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So heres a video of magnesium on fire when its hit by water it happens about 1:20 into the video
 

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So heres a video of magnesium on fire when its hit by water it happens about 1:20 into the video
Yeah... the only way to put out a magnesium fire is by either covering it with dirt... or a special "extinguishing chemical"
 

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yah, i saw a while back they hooked up with a distributor there...Be interesting to see if these ever come to the market
 
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