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3SDM 0.09, From £POA

The al­loy ma­chin­ing mae­stros at 3SDM have been storm­ing the scene of late, with their new multi-piece wheel range. So much so that we thought this lit­tle beauty was an­other sweet forged of­fer­ing when it first dropped a cou­ple of weeks ago. In fact Midge even in­cluded this one in last is­sue’s wheel spe­cial as a forged de­sign, caus­ing all sorts of last­minute prob­lems on dead­line week. The bloody tool.

Still, in the lit­tle fella’s de­fence, with its spe­cial cut steel lip and con­trast­ing range of matt fin­ishes, the new 0.09 can eas­ily be mis­taken for an ex­pen­sive cus­tom forged rim, even if it’s far more rea­son­able on the price front.

There may be a spot of sexy forg­ing in­volved, namely the cen­tre cap with its CNC milled logo. But this wheel is in fact a new ad­di­tion to their cast range.

Even though it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new cast de­sign from 3SDM, just like all the oth­ers, we’re cer­tain it’ll be­come an in­stant clas­sic. 3SDM seem to have a guar­an­teed win­ning for­mula. Ev­ery wheel they put into pro­duc­tion seems to be­come a mon­ster must-have with the cool kids.

Not that all that mat­ters of course, be­cause this one looks ab­so­lutely stun­ning in its own right. It also comes in a more than use­able range of five-stud PCDs and off­sets ca­ter­ing for the more Ger­manic of mid-sized cruis­ers.

Ini­tially avail­able in stag­gered 18-inch sizes, we’ve heard whis­pers that 9 and 10.5x20-inch­ers will be hit­ting the shelves in the sum­mer too. Some­thing tells us these will be one the most pop­u­lar hoops of 2017. And rightly so.

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