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Except for the brake lines everything gets replaced. The master cylinder (twice the pressure and volume), the standard straight wheel bearings to tapered roller bearings (serviceable), a solid machined wheel (that won't flex with changing wire pressures)(due to the inner lip design of the Matco better tire adhesion to stop a low pressure tire from spinning on the wheel yanking the stem out), floating calipers vs solid calipers (no springs pushing the pads away from the disc), solid disc mount vs floating disc (disc that won't stick on 4 screws like a Marc), Pads that don't fade under heat when you need the braking.

FD went with Matco front wheels to. If you allow low tire in the Marc front wheel and due to its design the tire on that front wheel will spin and put the tube stem on landing or during taxi. I have seen this well over a 15-20 times. The Marc wheel doesn't have the same metal to rubber contact surface as the Matco due to its design.

Is the Matco and upgrade from a Marc? Absolutely and that's why FD went to all Matco not to mention parts when needed are less expensive.

 

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Flight Design went the Matco wheels and brakes because of the price due to the exchange rate. It increased the profit margin.

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15 hours ago, Tom Baker said:

Flight Design went the Matco wheels and brakes because of the price due to the exchange rate. It increased the profit margin.

I’ve heard that FD still uses Marcs as OEM in the European CTs.  

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FYI, just heard back from 1MotoShop and they do not have the Goldfren 905AD brake pads or Goldfren 400-520 rotors in stock and no plans in the near future to stock those items.

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1 hour ago, BravoFoxtrot said:

FYI, just heard back from 1MotoShop and they do not have the Goldfren 905AD brake pads or Goldfren 400-520 rotors in stock and no plans in the near future to stock those items.

Goldfren has them direct from Czeck Republic. Like €93 for a pair, that includes shipping 

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A tip for installing new tires on Matco wheels.  After using clamps to squeeze the tube and tire and bolting up the rim, I take off the clamps and then run my fingers around inside where the rim halves come together, between the wheel and tube to verify that the tube is not pinched between the rim halves.  Not a lot of room inside to get fingers into but good insurance that the tube has not been pinched. 

Question:  On the front Matco wheel, where do you usually apply wheel weights?  There isn't a good rim lip to put the weights on like there is for the main wheels.  I have been putting them inside the wheel.  Not very easy to get them inside but they never fall off

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