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Old 01-03-2021, 05:36 PM   #1
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Vertex Wheel Authenticity

Hey guys, Anyone know how to identify an authentic vertex wheel? Like should there be a serial number or stamp on it? Looking pick one up locally for sale but don't want to get a shit rep.

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Old 01-03-2021, 07:24 PM   #2
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luckily since you're going to look at it locally, you can tell right away the difference between a 50 dollar wheel off wish, or a 500 dollar legit one. The feeling of the leather, the tightness of the stitching, how well the seams are put together, they all add up to a quality piece. The knockoffs, no matter how good they try and make them, lack this attention to detail.

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This wheel is off Wish. 50.00 bucks. Notice how shitty that seam looks on that bottom spoke? It isn't very well lined up, and it looks like it was just hot glued into place. The stars are composed of less stitch work, and uses thicker thread, meaning they can produce them faster using less material. The edges on the holes on the spokes don't look like they've been broken (probably pretty sharp edges still from the original machining), and the spoke material looks like it could be a little thicker.



This wheel is off of vertex's website. Cleaner seam, no overhang of material, won't come apart in a few months. stars are stitched using more dense stitching and with finer thread, and the spokes machine work looks much cleaner.

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The quality in leather, better stitching, sometimes the font that says Vertex is actually different. But a dead giveaway is the hole placement. The fake wheel's spoke holes are right up on the leather. The real has about an inch of space.




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Thanks guys I actually found spotted the difference in the pictures he had and the ones on Vertex site. The stitching was totally different

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Bingo. That stitch pattern takes less thread. Any corner the knockoff companies can cut, they will.
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Sometimes the authenticity depends on the show where you are planning to purchase it.
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