Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Rear wheel (rim size 18-4,25)
Haan are well known in the rally and motocross world. They've been making top of the range wheels for many years. Made in The Netherlands from top quality products, such as Excel rims and high tensile strength stainless steel spokes which are 30% stronger tan OEM. Wheels are made around Haan's own billet machined aircraft grade aluminium hubs, which are lightweight, strong and available in a range of colours. For on-road use, where OEM wheels will damage the gearbox countershaft splines, Haan wheels can be made with a cush drive hub. Also available with Excel A60 rims.
Haan wheels come in original OEM sizes, or can be tailor made to your requirements such as wider rims for a wider tyre choice in street legal tyres or narrower rims for rally applications.
Tube or tubeless
Haan Wheels are derived from Dakar type rally wheels, the strongest wheels available, which automatically means they are all tube type rims. Bluntly put a tubeless rim is not strong enough. Tubeless rims with the spokes on the outside, makes for a very wide rim which easily damages, while using o-ring sealed nipples requires clearance between rim and nipple for the o-rings, which makes for a weak rim (not to mention 40 o-rings which all have to seal properly in a flexing rim).
Having been around the world ourselves we know all too well that when a tubeless tyre gets a puncture in off-road conditions, a bung is most of the time not going to do it. You have in fact a better chance with a spray-can type sealer in a tube (which won’t make a mess of your rim as they are inside the tube). That’s why a lot of prepared riders with tubeless tyres still have a spare tube with them. Better still have one fitted from the start and you can simply swap the tube and fix the other one when convenient.