I really like the look of a spare tire, but with it comes a lot of weight, and that weight is up high, which makes for a tippy ride. To do the job right, I would have to use an aluminum bead-lock wheel and the same tire to match the others. Or I could use a plastic bead-lock wheel to reduce weight and ask for forgiveness when people see that the spare wheel doesn’t match the other four. And that plastic wheel still would have a lot of screws and fairly heavy bead locks. Instead, I decided to design a lightweight 3D-printed wheel that looks like the aluminum wheels. At some comps, you have to do a tire swap and continue on the trail, so the wheel does need to be functional. I designed it to accept an aluminum hex so that I don’t have to worry about stripping the wheel, I glued on the tire without the foam insert to reduce weight even more, and I didn’t put vent holes in the wheel or tire to keep the air inside and support the tire. It’s not an ideal setup for major rock crawling, but it will get me down the trail within the rules.