Why would you want lathed wheels?
BSA Lathed Speed Wheels
When a race can be won by a fraction of a second, it is important that your car has every advantage.
outside and inside treads are lathed
Why lathe the treads?
Wheel Tread is "Trued"
What is a "trued" wheel?
Precision lathing "trues" the wheel tread to the axle center line,
hubs are squared
Why square the hubs?
Wheel hub is rounded, resulting in wobble when it meets car body
Wheel hub is squared, reducing friction and wobble
Wheels are Lighter
Why do you want lighter wheels?
Wheel bore is reamed
Why ream the wheel bore?
Outside wheel rim is trimmed
Why trim the rim?
Wheels are a Matched Set
All wheels are not created equal. There are many slight differences between each mold when they are made. To achieve optimal performance, your wheels are matched as a set, giving you perfect balance.
Lathed Speed Wheel Options
BSA Lightly-Lathed Speed Wheels
.2g lighter............fast start, faster speed!
BSA Ultra-Lite Lathed Speed Wheels
.5g lighter............faster start, faster speed!
Want the fastest wheels on the market?
Look at our friction-free
PRO Speed Wheels
You get all of the above precision lathing,
Wheel Tread is "Trued"
to Gain Speed
Just like the wheels on your family car,
your pinewood derby car wheels need to be
balanced and tuned for optimal performance.
Imperfections in your wheels cause your car to bounce, vibrate and turn to one side or the other,
resulting in lost speed.
To increase your car speed,
we have precision lathed, tuned and mold matched your wheels,
resulting in increased speed.
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
Spin each wheel on a polished axle with graphite and count the number of revolutions. If a wheel wobbles, try spinning it again. If it still wobbles, get another wheel that does not wobble.
Our PRO Graphite, with molybdenum disulfide, is a proven winner. Our Track Tests show an average speed increase of 17%.
Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets contains all the tips you need to win your race. Updated annually with the latest tips and speed products, our book has proven results with 1000's of winners... but don't take our word for it! Read over 90 Customer Reviews and check out our Winners Gallery!
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