Definition of Balance Weights

Balance weights are the weights fitted to the wheel rim in order to balance out any heavy spots found in the tyre/wheel assembly. Previously made from lead, they are normally now made from an alloy.

There are various types of balance weights to suit different wheels – standard, slim line, stick-on etc. Stick-on weights have the advantage of being able to be fitted to the inner face of the rim out of sight from the front to enhance the appearance of the assembly.