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Hav­ing just added yet more sweet de­signs to their 45 (yes FORTY FIVE) strong Forged Se­ries, it’s be­come down­right im­pos­si­ble not to find a set of Niche hoops per­fect for your pride and joy.

To be fair, there are enough op­tions from the Amer­i­can wheel gi­ant to make your noo­dle ex­plode in spec­tac­u­lar style. We look at this stuff for a liv­ing and we’re hav­ing enough trou­ble get­ting our heads around it… and we’re only ac­tu­ally talk­ing about their forged wheels here!

Niche man­u­fac­ture lit­er­ally hun­dreds of other Sport Se­ries, Rac­ing Se­ries, Com­pe­ti­tion Se­ries and Track Se­ries wheel too. So, if you’re the sort of bloke who has trou­ble choos­ing be­tween the Big Mac and McChicken Sand­wich (or both – Jules), you sim­ply don’t stand a chance here!

The best thing though, is that it’s un­likely any­one else will end up with ex­actly the same rims. Once you’ve de­cided on which cen­tre you want lov­ingly ma­chined from 6061-T6 forged alu­minium, there’s a num­ber of con­struc­tion op­tions, in­clud­ing Monoblock, 2-piece (bolted or welded) and 3-piece with a rolled or stepped lip. There’s also a mas­sive range of pro­file op­tions from con­vex to deep con­cave with el­e­vated spokes.

Got all that? Good, be­cause then there’s the fi­nal fin­ish to con­sider – which is ba­si­cally any­thing you can dream up. They sent us a few ‘quick’ ex­am­ples and they in­clude solid sin­gle tones, tex­tures, liq­uid colour match­ing, mul­ti­coloured op­tions, tinted and coloured trans­par­ent pow­ders or liq­uid paints laid over in­tri­cate hand pol­ished or brushed metal. Christ!

The last thing of course, is the sizes and, true to form, they of­fer per­haps the big­gest range we’ve ever heard of. Un­like other forged wheels, all these de­signs are avail­able in any di­am­e­ter from 14-inches to a mind-blow­ing 26, and any width from 6-17 inches. 17x26-inch rims, any­one? I think I need to go for a lay down.

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