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wheels spoked wheels advantages light weight repairable common on dirtbikes cruisers outer hoop rim spoke center hub axle hole disadvantages requires intermittent maintenance requires use of an inner tube steel hoop with steel spokes and steel or aluminum center hub cast wheels advantages requires little if no maintenance relatively lightweight disadvantages if majorly dented bent irrepairable if painted can be scratched common on sportbikes sometimes 3 spoked 5 spoked or other arrangement cast aluminum alloy magnesium alloy forged wheels advantages lighter and stronger than cast wheels requires little if no maintenance disadvantages expensive if painted can be scratched if majorly dented bent irrepairable forged aluminum alloy marchesini carbon fiber wheels advantages very light weight rigid does not flex or bend requires little if no maintenance disadvantages extremely expensive $1500 USD 6/13/07 steel wheels stamped pressed steel spokes riveted to outer rim and center hub both steel also advantages strong very durable requires little if no maintenance disadvantages heavy needs coating painting to resist corrosion