The alloy machining maestros at 3SDM have been storming the scene of late, with their new multi-piece wheel range. So much so that we thought this little beauty was another sweet forged offering when it first dropped a couple of weeks ago. In fact our Midge even included this one in a wheel special as a forged design, causing all sorts of last- minute problems on deadline week. The bloody tool.
Still, in the little fella’s defence, with its special cut steel lip and contrasting range of matt finishes, the new 0.09 can easily be mistaken for an expensive custom forged rim, even if it’s far more reasonable on the price front.
There may be a spot of sexy forging involved, namely the centre cap with its CNC milled logo. But this wheel is in fact a new addition to their cast range.
Even though it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new cast design from 3SDM, just like all the others, we’re certain it’ll become an instant classic. 3SDM seem to have a guaranteed winning formula. Every wheel they put into production seems to become a monster must-have with the cool kids.
Not that all that matters of course, because this one looks absolutely stunning in its own right. It also comes in a more than useable range of five-stud PCDs and offsets catering for the more Germanic of mid-sized cruisers.
Initially available in staggered 18-inch sizes, we’ve heard whispers that 9 and 10.5×20-inchers will be hitting the shelves in the summer too. Something tells us these will be one the most popular hoops of 2017. And rightly so.
Sizes: 8.5 and 9.5×18-inch
PCDs: 5×100, 5×112, 5×120 Offsets: ET35-42
Finishes: Matt silver, matt black and matt gold with cut lip
For more info see 3SDM