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As the product name suggests, the CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheel was designed to enhance the performance and appearance of 1/32 Classic slot cars such as those offered by FLY, Ninco and other manufacturers.  However, don't let the name fool you - these wheels will compliment the appearance of a much wider range of cars.  Of particular note is the simulated wheel retaining nut - this design feature makes the wheel very unique and further enhances the overall appearance of the wheel.  CB Design 5-Spoke Classic wheels offer the following features and benefits:

 

  • True Classic Design complements a wide variety of 1/32 slot cars makes and models (see photo gallery at top of page for examples).  These wheels are based on actual race car wheels - they feature a unique simulated center retaining nut to further enhance the appearance and realism of the wheel.
  • Designed to work with a wide range of tires including Quick Slicks, Paul Gage Tires, NSR, Slot.It, Indy Grips, Ortmann, MaxxTrac and others.  We have developed an exclusive Tire Selector to help you determine which tires are available for a given CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheel.
  • Precision machined using state-of-the-art CNC machine tools which ensure CB Design Wheels are perfectly round and the axle bore is concentric with both the outer wheel surface and longitudinal axis of the axle.
  • Perfect concentricity between the axle bore and longitudinal axis of the axle is achieved by designing all CB Design Wheels for a specific axle (Sloting+ or Slot.it). Tolerances between the axle bore and axle are very snug. When mounting or dismounting CB Design Wheels on the recommended axle, resistance will be noticeable. Again, this is by design - the snug fit ensures concentricity is maintained when the set screw is tightened. The result – ZERO wheel wobble or vibration which translates into better performance whether in a straight line or while cornering.
  • Sturdy, race proven design.  Some of our competitors wheel's achieve lighter weight at the expense of structural integrity and durability.  Ultra-lightweight wheels can be prone to "bending" - particularly when subjected to "offs" and hits during actual racing.  Once bent, the wheel "wobbles" which in turn adversely affects the car's performance.  In contrast, CB Design Wheels are designed to be raced under the most demanding conditions - rest assured they will survive crashes and trips to the floor!
  • True hubless design provides exceptional flexibility when adjusting the rear track width. This is particularly important when rules specify the wheel/tire must be completely inside the fender and/or a maximum track width. Sidewinder setups can be especially challenging in this respect. In particular, Classic Wheels provide serious racers the ability to run wider tires under a greater variety of cars than our competitor's full and "small" hub wheel designs.
  • Easy to locate the retaining set screw using a small dimple machined on the outside of wheel. This is especially helpful if the tire is glued to the wheel and you can’t easily peel the tire back to locate the set screw.
  • Affordable alternative to other manufacturer’s more costly high-performance wheels.

 

What Size Wheels Are Available?

CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheels are available in five (5) sizes:

  • 15x7mm (Front or Rear)

  •  15x8mm (Front or Rear)

  • 15x10mm (Rear) 

  • 15x11mm (Rear) 

  • 15x12mm (Rear) 

What Tires Fit These Wheels?

We offer exclusive Tire Selectors for Quick Slicks (silicone) and Paul Gage (urethane) tires.  For more information, please click the link below.

Tire Selectors

What If You Already Have a Tire in Mind - Which Wheel(s) Will Fit?

If you already have a specific tire in mind (manufacturer, size and/or part number), use our exclusive Wheel Selector to determine if there is a corresponding CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheel.  For more infomation, click here.

Tips For Using CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheels

To ensure the best possible performance and to prevent inadvertent damage to the axle and/or CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheels, please review and follow these tips.

  • Use ONLY the recommended axles - Sloting+ or Slot.it (Solid). As mentioned previously, all CBD Design Wheels have been designed specifically to fit these axles. Note that other manufacturers "3/32 inch" axles and drill blanks do NOT have the same EXACT outer diameter as the Sloting+ or Slot.it (tm) axles. As a result, these axles and/or drill blanks are either too small (loose fit = wobble/vibration/hopping) or too large (wheel will not fit - the wheel will be damaged if forced on).
  • Use a new axle. Used axles often have scratches and/or foreign material present on the outer surface which can prevent the CBD Classic Wheels from fitting onto the axle properly (yes - the tolerances are that close...).
  • Ensure the inside face of the wheel is perpendicular to the axle before pushing the wheel onto the axle. When the axle is lined up properly with the CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheel axle bore, minimal effort should be required to push the wheel onto the axle. A small but noticeable amount of resistance is normal - this "snug" fit is part of the CBD Wheels design. Never force the wheel onto the axle!
  • Even with precision machined parts, there will be some variation from one part to the next. This holds true for the recommended Slot.it (tm) axles and CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheels. Occasionally you may have an axle with a slightly larger than normal outer diameter and a CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheel with a slightly smaller inner diameter (axle bore) - the result may be a very "snug" fit. When this occurs, slowly twisting the CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheel as it is being pushed onto the axle will sometimes help. Again, don't force the wheel on the axle!
  • If a given CBD 5-Spoke Classic Wheel cannot be pushed onto the axle after following the tips above, try using another (new) axle if one is available.
  • Don't overtighten the retaining set screw! The set screw just needs to be snug - overtightening can strip the threads in the wheel. This tip applies to all aluminum "set screw" wheels - not just CBD Wheels.

 

Note:  Cars and other props shown with wheels are for illustrative purposes only (NOT included with wheel purchase)

FAQ

  1. Question:  Is the CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheel based on an actual wheel?  Answer:  The CB Design 5-Spoke Classic Wheel was inspired by the Ferrari 512S/512M wheels from the 1970/1971 timeframe.
  2. Question:  Why does the wheel have a center nut and lug nuts?  Answer:  The 512S/512M wheel has a stronger/heavier center hub bolted to the lightweight outer wheel.  The "lug nuts" are not lug nuts but rather the simulated bolts which hold the 2 wheel pieces together.
  3. Question:  Are wheels sold individually or in pairs?  Answer:  All C.B. Design Wheels are sold in pairs (pricing is for 1 pair).