Method Race Wheels & DirtStar Partner with TLD/RED BULL/GASGAS to Continue Exclusive R.I.M. Proto Project
Method Race Wheels and D.I.D DirtStar® have partnered with the TLD/RED BULL/GASGAS Factory Racing Team to continue the exclusive R.I.M. Proto Project with its second installment the R.I.M. Gen II. With the manufacturing support of D.I.D DirtStar Method Race Wheel's two-wheel development program called “R.I.M.” (pronounced R-I-M] utilizes the brand’s elite athletes and aligns them with marque events to showcase each unique wheel. The Troy Lee / Red Bull / GASGAS Factory Team is pumped to unveil the latest version of this ultra-exclusive R.I.M. Proto Project.
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"BEYOND STOKED GOING INTO ANAHEIM ONE, HAVING METHODS ON MY RACE BIKE..."
The complete wheel utilizes the D.I.D DirtStar’s highest quality Japanese manufactured ST-X rim.
The R.I.M. is crafted from a DirtStar ST-X rim featuring 7000 series extruded aluminum and custom finished with ultra-bright Troy Lee Rocket Red color with two-tone METHOD graphic and hard coated matte finish. Final assembly takes place at the TROY LEE/RED BULL/GASGAS Factory Racing Team headquarters in Murrieta, California.
The team combines the R.I.M. to an Italian manufactured KITE 6082-T6 Billet Aluminum Hub. The KITE hub is anodized red and uses Japanese Koyo Bearings. Marrying it all to the hub are KITE Heavy Duty Stainless Steel spokes with billet aluminum nipples.
“Beyond stoked going into Anaheim one, having Methods on my race bike they look so trick everyone is going to be mind-blown when we go out there. My confidence right now is through the roof, I’m going to go out there and race hard, have fun and also look really cool with Method Race Wheels.”
- Justin Barcia | Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / GASGAS Factory Racing
For team boss, Troy Lee, it’s not just the longstanding partnership, but also the aesthetics that matter to him,
“It’s been really cool to work with Method on the R.I.M. project. I was stoked to inject one of my favorite colors “Rocket Red” onto them. I think people are going to be blown away at Anaheim 1 when they see how bitchin our Race bikes look rocking these Method Race Wheels. On top of that I can’t wait to get a pair of these for my personal bike!”
The partnership with D.I.D continues the R.I.M. Proto Project into professional supercross.
“D.I.D DirtStar is incredibly excited about Gen II edition of the R.I.M. project and the partnership we’ve developed with Method Race Wheels to bring a unique flare to the motorcycle industry.” Clayton Solise from D.I.D remarks. “We’re just as stoked to continue our partnership with the TLD/RED BULL/GASGAS Factory Racing Team and to work with them on this. We can’t wait to show it off at A1!”
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