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Colson Performa Wheels (10 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 prosupport@vex.com.

1.625"
2.5"
3"
3.5"
4"
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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
1.1875" Round Colson Performa (4" x 2", 1.1875" Bore) 217-4053 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

  • 217-4053 (Colson Performa 4" x 2", 1.1875" bore) - 0.67 lb

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