Available in 20, 21, and 22-inch diameters, the proprietary carbon-fiber rim design delivers the ultimate in performance, strength, style and exclusivity
VISTA, Calif. (June 1, 2022) – HRE’s new CRBN™ program uses the latest materials and manufacturing technologies to surpass what was previously possible in carbon fiber wheels. Combined with HRE’s 40+ years creating high-performance wheels, CRBN™ sets the new standard for wheel performance and quality. Initially, the CRBN™ line will consist of carbon fiber rims paired with all-new forged aluminum centers. The new Series HX1 will consist of 4 styles, the HX100 Mesh, HX101 Y-Spoke, HX104 V-Spoke, and HX107 Split 5-Spoke and 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 and is created using precision closed-mold Vacuum-Assisted Resin-Transfer Molding (VARTM), giving the CRBN™ rim exceptional fiber volumes for class-leading strength-to-weight ratios. These new two-piece wheels will feature the CRBN™ rim joined to the forged centers with high-strength titanium fasteners. Customers will have the option to choose a “Frozen” Satin or Gloss clear coat on the CRBN™ rim itself and any of HRE’s custom finishes for the forged center.
“With carbon fiber wheels becoming more readily available through several OEMs, we knew the materials and technologies were finally ready for us to achieve our goals with carbon fiber,” said Alan Peltier, 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 who own the world’s most sophisticated supercars and hypercars.”
Compared to aluminum, carbon fiber 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, to eliminate the unsightly seam visible in other carbon-fiber 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, color, and finish options available for a totally unique wheel buying experience. CRBN™ is available in center-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 on CRBN™ or any other products in HRE’s extensive line of forged wheels, visit www.hrewheels.com.
About HRE Performance Wheels:
HRE designs, engineers, and manufactures 1-piece, 2-piece FMR®, and 3-piece forged as well as Carbon Fiber CRBN™ and cast FlowForm® aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance, Luxury cars & SUVs. Produced in our San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility, HRE’s build-to-order forged wheels offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.hrewheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.