June 25, 2015
I bought these ASA AR-1's to replace a set of six spoke Sport Edition wheels that were so weak that any minor pothole hit caused them
to deform and go noticeably out of round ( 3 out of 4 wheels were oval after 2 summers of use. )
To combat this I searched for Low Pressure Cast wheels ( as opposed to weaker, cheaper gravity cast ) with the entire outer rim
supported ( as opposed to 6 spokes with large unsupported gaps ) The 8 "Y" spoke, low pressure cast, AR-1 fit the bill at a reasonable price and has stayed round and kept its finish for 5 summers. The plastic imitation Allen Bolts around the rim that mimic a modular wheel
have survived well, I could live without them but they look OK. In the future I will only purchase Low Pressure Cast wheels and wish
Tire Rack would add the manufacturing process to their search engine to help weed out the gravity cast wheels.