VISTA, Calif. (June 2022) – HRE’s new CRBN™ program uses the latest materials and manufacturing technologies to surpass what was previously possible in carbon fibre wheels. Combined with HRE’s 40+ years of creating high-performance wheels, CRBN™ sets the new standard for wheel performance and quality.
Initially, the CRBN™ line will consist of carbon fibre rims paired with all-new forged aluminium centres. The new Series HX1 will consist of 4 styles. The HX100 Mesh, HX101 Y-Spoke, HX104 V-Spoke, and HX107 Split 5-Spoke. It will be offered in 20, 21, and 22-inch diameters, with expanded fitments to come.
Designed for supercars and hyper-exotics, the new HRE CRBN™ rim features a toughened resin system for achieving high impact resistance. It is created using precision closed-mould Vacuum-Assisted Resin-Transfer Molding (VARTM). Giving the CRBN™ rim exceptional fibre volumes for class-leading strength-to-weight ratios.
These new two-piece wheels will feature the CRBN™ rim joined to the forged centres with high-strength titanium fasteners. Customers will have the option to choose a “Frozen” Satin or Gloss clear coat on the CRBN™ rim itself. As well as any of HRE’s custom finishes for the forged centre.
Carbon fibre for Wheel Performance
“Carbon fibre wheels are becoming more readily available through several OEMs. With this, we knew the materials and technologies were finally ready for us to achieve our goals with carbon fibre,” said Alan Peltier. Peltier is the CEO of HRE Wheels.
“The exciting thing for us is that the CRBN™ rim is just the start of HRE’s use of exotic materials and advanced manufacturing methods. Our goal is to keep pushing the envelope so that we continue to surpass the demanding expectations of our customers. Seeing that they own the world’s most sophisticated supercars and hypercars.”
Compared to aluminium, carbon fibre requires meeting a very different set of engineering constraints. But just like all HRE wheels, CRBN™ is engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia while maximizing strength and impact resistance.
Such efforts translate to optimal acceleration, handling, and braking performance. In addition, extra care was taken in the design and construction of HRE’s CRBN™ rim. This is to eliminate the unsightly seam visible in other carbon-fibre rims. HRE’s CRBN™ rim has an outside layer that is seamless, offering the perfect example of the type of attention to detail typically found in an HRE wheel.
Since each wheel is built to order, there are nearly infinite fitment, colour, and finish options available for a totally unique wheel buying experience. CRBN™ is available in centre-lock designs, and is OE TPMS and lug hardware compatible for ease of installation. The CRBN™ rim also features an RFID chip embedded inside the barrel for quality assurance traceability and improved customer support.
For more information, visit www.hrewheels.com