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Colson Performa Wheels (9 choices)

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Colson Performa wheels are some of the most widely used and recognizable wheels in large-scale competition robotics. Originally designed for industrial material handling applications, their ideal balance of traction and durability make them a natural fit for our uniquely demanding environment.

When VEX Robotics engineers combined their experience on the playing field with Colson Caster's top wheel designers, the result was simple and effective: light-weight VEXpro hex hubs molded directly into the same Colson molds that teams have been using for years.

  • Durable, high-traction wheels
  • Wide variety of sizes fit in any application
  • Integrated plastic hex hubs

NOTE: In order to ensure a high performing interface to minimize backlash between the Colson Performa wheel and its driving shaft, the 1/2" hex is sized to be a little tighter than a standard sliding fit. For normally sized hex and ThunderHex shafts, these should still be installed by hand, with a little work. Concerns & questions on hex fit should be directed to [email protected].

* some product options are currently out of stock
1.625"
2.5"
3"
3.5"
4"
0.875"
More Information
Coefficient of Friction 1.0

The CoF was measured between standard FRC carpet and the Colson Wheels. The test was done with a robot of known weight being tilted on an incline until the wheels began to slip.
Wheel Diameter Tread Width Bore Type Name SKU Configure
1.625" 0.875" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (1.625" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4045 Select
2.5" 1.25" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (2.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4046 Select
3" 0.875" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (3" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4047 Select
1.5" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (3" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4050 Select
3.5" 1.25" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (3.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4048 Select
4" 0.875" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (4" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4049 Select
1.5" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (4" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4052 Select
1.1875" Round Colson Performa (4" x 1.5", 1.1875" Bore) 217-4051 Select
2" 1/2" Hex Colson Performa (4" x 2", 1/2" Hex Bore) 217-4054 Select
  • Hub: Glass filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub

  • Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic elastomer Tread
  • 217-4045 (Colson Performa 1.625" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.05 lb

  • 217-4046 (Colson Performa 2.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.17 lb

  • 217-4047 (Colson Performa 3" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.16 lb

  • 217-4048 (Colson Performa 3.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.32 lb

  • 217-4049 (Colson Performa 4" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.26 lb

  • 217-4050 (Colson Performa 3" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.33 lb

  • 217-4051 (Colson Performa 4" x 1.5", 1.1875" bore) - 0.48 lb

  • 217-4052 (Colson Performa 4" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.53 lb

  • 217-4054 (Colson Performa 4" x 2", 1/2" Hex bore) - 0.74 lb
  • Load Rating: Recommended use on robots up to 120lbs