Originally Posted by WolfWhistle
You guys probably don't need my 2 cents worth, since it has been awhile since the discussion about the diamond tread on the front. I have a 2012 21RR and the upper curved pieces are white painted aluminum sheeting and the diamond tread is artificial simulated in a Mylar (like) plastic.
That makes sense about the aluminum. It is much more flexible than fiberglass. Whatever it is, it has held up ok. I thought it would be prone to damage from rocks/road debris.
I was also skeptical about that diamond plate since it was also very flexible.
Whatever, it's holding up and looks good. Much lighter than the alternatives I guess.
Either way, I stand corrected and I feel shame.