Southgate, California based Metalsport Wheels is now offering new 18” rotor and caliper sets for their new 34 inch 3D wheels.
With the “Big Wheel craze” still going strong, Metalsport President Ron Loynds and his crew have kept themselves at the cutting edge of the trend and innovated product lines that have allowed dealers to offer their customers convincing design solutions.
They were first to create the really big wheels and to develop Vee Rubber’s monster tires to fit them, and offered one-piece stainless steel rotors in 11.5”, 11.8” and 13” sizes to match their big wheel designs.
These new 18 inch floating rotor and caliper sets “offer unique and beneficial characteristics,” says Ron. “The larger diameter provides more leverage to slow the wheel, and the greater surface area offers more efficient cooling that will provide longer life.”
Mark Ashton, Metalsport’s General Manager, began development of these 18” rotor sets through a joint manufacturing effort between Metalsport and Brembo Brakes. The result incorporates heat-treated 420 stainless steel outer rings and 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum carriers, cut to match Metalsport wheel designs.
The rotors are ‘floating’ on the carriers and are connected by specially designed stainless steel buttons for long lasting performance. Sets include a 6061-T6 caliper bracket and stainless steel hardware.
Ron went on to say that “quality is over the top. Our engineering team has gone all out on these brakes.” Metalsport claims their new rotor set will outperform any 18” rotor/caliper kit on the market.
“We displayed our 34” wheel and 18” rotor and caliper set at Daytona Bike Week, and the response was overwhelming. The question everyone was asking was when we’d have them available! Well, the answer is now!”
The new 34” monster wheel and 18” rotors are now available in the following Metalsport styles: Don Juan, Torque, Whip, 15-Spoke and Corleone, but can be ‘special-ordered’ in any Metalsport 2D or 3D style including their Chip Foose designs. Standard finishes are chrome, polished, black or black and machined.
Metalsport say they “also provides 2D and 3D wheel blanks of the finest grade forged aluminum and rotor blanks as well, so dealers and builders can cut their own wheels if they choose.”