New And Interesting. 3-Piece Wheel Design With Internal Brake System.

GlenndyneglenndesignbisPublished here for the 1st time after years of research & development by Aaron Glenn who has a long experience in the street-rod industry, this is a new true 3-piece wheel combo including a brake rotor, a brake and its bracket.   The rim barrel is a-one piece design with a built in flange that accepts the wheel face via perimeter bolts. The rotor, brake and the brake bracket are all inside of the rotary forged wheel faces.

As you can see, the 1st model shown here looks like a high end sport car wheel (available in any finish style) but you can expect new designs in the future. The rotor is .250 drilled stainless and you can choose from 6 different calipers  but only from quality manufacturer Wilwood, . This set of wheels is for now only for 1″ axle, and orders are being taken for delivery in 6 to 8 weeks. The company website is still incomplete with ot much info but you can ask all your questions to Aaron in the below comments section.

26 Responses to “New And Interesting. 3-Piece Wheel Design With Internal Brake System.”

  1. 1 Oct 25th, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I like it and for you gear-heads that would like to understand better, please take a look at the PDF files for the patent.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 Oct 25th, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Oops…..Still drinking espresso.

    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 Oct 25th, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Very cool design. What keeps the caliper in place?
    I see many possibilities with this unique concept.
    Keep pushing that envelope!

  4. 4 Oct 25th, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Thanks for the patent info. Awesome design.

  5. 5 Frito Bandido Oct 25th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Muy ugly………look like mi madre-in-laws face

    Jesse James livessssssss!!!!!!

    Frito Bandito

  6. 6 BikerMarc Oct 25th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Now, that’s a very cool creative design. Good job.


  7. 7 Brandon Oct 25th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Extremely cool system. Need to provide more wheel design choices. What sizes are available?

  8. 8 Oct 25th, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Good idea, the motorcycle world need this.
    keep the inovation.
    good luck!

  9. 9 Bigalyts Oct 25th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    You know, FRITO BANDITO, I think Jesse would LOVE the Design and would want to try it out. MOUY, MOUY ! Your Mader-in-Law got Purpose also !

  10. 10 Fred X1 Oct 25th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    limited cooling airflow, virtually impossible to clean, requires complete dismounting and dismantling to service. brilliant.

  11. 11 J Oct 25th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Doubt that cooling is an issue- ever see the caliper behind the wheel of virtually every car on the road? Those pads also look like they could be popped out fine as-is….. :

    “Virtually impossible to clean”? WTF? Do you not see the HUGE red caliper in the picture? What do you clean YOUR brakes with- your tongue?

    So, basically all your points don’t hold any water, and you’re just whining.


  12. 12 Oct 25th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    First of all I would like to thank cryil for the post. And explain a few facts. The wheels are curently available in 18-23″ Dia’s We are working on a possible 26″ for a respected builder in the industry. However the forging die has not been produced for the 26 to be produced in #’s. Any width is possible the rim is one piece with the flange built in, so no chance for leaks. The brakes and all parts are completly removable however pad changes can be done without line disconnect. Same two bolts as a standard caliper. All lines are DOT banjo style fits. Axel is two piece with the union in the center of the bearing hubs. No more driving the axel through lineing up your spacers. Just slide the wheel into the frame/swing ie.frt end and tighten the second axel assy through the oposing side Via a 7/8 socket once torqued. tighten axel end bolts as normal. Discs are .250 stainless not .125 or .188 like standard motorcycle discs. The wheels seem to churn the air largly in part to the radiused profile face, leading to very cool brake temps . Auto brakes have been hidden behind large wheels for years and brake performance/fade/fluid/boil and other factors are lagely due to extreme conditions, large comparative weight shifts constant braking etc. simply put with a .250 rotor it wont haoppen on a 400-800 pound vehicle especial with the oversize willwood caliper. This set up is over-kill.Just the way we wanted it. We have 4 styles available now all versions of a 5-spoke we are working on more wheel styles and as production #’s increase we will continue to invest back in the company providing consumers with an alternative to the same ol thing. Thanks for your intrest in glenndyne.

  13. 13 Fluke Oct 25th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    With the caliper mounted to the axle, as this seems to be, the twisting forces exerted on that axle to stop a 600lb bike doing 70MPH+ must be astonishing.

    With some much better looking wheels than the ones pictured I think it is a really cool and original idea, but I would worry about axle failure due to the extreme forces this system would exert.

  14. 14 Oct 25th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    looks very trick.
    looking at the photos i cant see how the calliper is mounted or how the brake hose is fed through the wheel
    clever lads,

  15. 15 Oct 25th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    The brake fluild travels through the stationary axel/caliper bracket assembly via normal brake line outside the wheel. Then travels through a fluild chamber up to the brake line fitting to the caliper. The DOT production sets do not have a line that passes throgh the axel. As for the rotational forces the calpier bracket is made of .500 billet steel along with axel assy. The caliper bracket is acually the same size as the inner hub dia. 4.250″ limiting the distance from caliper to rotational force transfer termination point. There is a limit to this distance but we have yet to reach that figure. Stay tuned we are working on some new options for the wheels that will really blow your minds.

  16. 16 Oct 25th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I forgot to mention the axel on the stationary side is keyed( slotted) so that the axel cannot possible shift. All we need is total axel length and we build the axel specifically for the bike/frame/front end it etc. If the frame has a .750 axel adjusted block we machine down .125 off the top and the bottom of the axel end. chain/belt adjustment works just like normal. We are working on establishing a library of factory bike frame specs and dimensions. In some cases we provide additional lower leg pieces with the wheels like the right lower leg axel clamp on oem Harley’s. Thanks again for the intrest.

  17. 17 Conrad Nicklus Oct 25th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I have been waiting for someone to do something along these lines for a while now. Pretty cool but not exactly what I had in mind looks wise.

    Conrad Nicklus

  18. 18 Oct 26th, 2009 at 5:47 am

    very cool

  19. 19 Dale Oct 26th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Mucho cool

  20. 20 J Oct 26th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    …Keep coming back to look at this setup- outstanding work!

  21. 21 Mike Oct 26th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I am not sure I get this product.

    Is there some advantage in performance or cost or weight or anything?

    As an engineer, I can appreciate the engineering. But it looks like it would be much more complex (non-ideal mounting/bracketry and a brake hose through the axle.. ugh), requires custom wheels, calipers, rotors, pads and hoses and I am not sure why someone would want to use it?

    I mean, with enough engineering we could probably put the battery inside the front tire – but why would we?

  22. 22 Oct 27th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    This is sick man…i love it…very good.

  23. 23 ohyeah! Oct 27th, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Check out Mark Daley and Thunderstruck’s Artistry In Iron winning bike. They use this setup on the rear. Looks pretty badass!

  24. 24 Oct 27th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Interesting solution to the problem of ‘how to make the wheel design the first element you see’.
    Single sided rotors move the problem to one side, but still conceal the design of the wheel behind what is always an unattractive, 2D part. Perimeter rotors somewhat address the problem, but cover the bead area and are overly complex to attach/remove. Drum style are surface area limited, and simply inferior to disc performance.
    Obviously the wheel cosmetics are purely a matter of taste and easily modified at will.

    Good work. I hope you do well with it.

  25. 25 Reece Flynt Oct 28th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I wonder if in the future we will see this design with the magnetic brake system? That way there is no dust or parts that need to be replaced routinly.

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