NEW wheels - Preferred numbers

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Speedster
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NEW wheels - Preferred numbers

Post by Speedster » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:27 am

I have seen some of the vendors say, "These are the NEW wheels". I don't see anything new about them other then some might Glow in the dark or be a color that was not offered in the past. What am I missing?

Derby Evolution is listing 2, 3, 6, 8, 15 as Preferred wheels. I know there are thousands of you following your strict rules and buying these wheels. Do the new colors actually use brand new molds or do colors still not make any difference in performance?

What's the best number to buy?

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