Curious what measures you may or may not have taken to reduce rotating mass in Karts and if there were measurable benefits to those changes.
I’ve stated this here before…I’m 40 and fairly heavy…down to 212 right now from 234 earlier this year but have a ways to go and then have to figure out how to maintain it through the race season in order to make min weight…so anything I can do to make sure I’m at min weight is going to be great but I’d like to know if there are other measurable results to be had by looking to reduce rotational mass at the same time.
Coming from tracking cars it floors me that nobody publish’s weight of the various wheels on the market. I’d think that would be a selling point but it seems stiffness and heat transfer is much more important in karts.
I see various titanium hardware options for the rotating mass, lighter rotors like Frixa and or the carbon Ven05 brakes from CRG. Kinda interesting that there aren’t more lightweight rotor and or carbon rotor options as it seems to be a big lump of rotating mass.
Has anyone measured weights on chains and compared them?..seems like another large chunk of rotating mass.
Are all the components just soo small and light already that there’s really not much to be gained there?
Thanks for any feedback.