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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2008, 11:37:32 am »
If the weight is constant - iow thinner wheel or different material?

Yes, then weight bias would change more to the rear, because you've 'lifted' the front. The change would be miniscule, but theoretically undeniable. Same thing happens if you move the forks up and down yokes. Changes ride height at front, but now you also start screwing with steering geometry. Ag bugger, let's just ignore all of this. It's Puza Wednesday/Klein Saterdag after all. ???
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2008, 11:39:44 am »
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2008, 12:04:01 pm »
My 2C

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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2008, 12:06:29 pm »
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Ag bugger, let's just ignore all of this. It's Puza Wednesday/Klein Saterdag after all

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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2008, 12:10:50 pm »
Hmmm still have nothing to add here......
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2008, 01:05:33 pm »
My 2C

Sit 'n TKC 80 op die 19 duim voorwiel en hy perform dieselfde of beter as 'n 21 duim wiel :thumleft:

Providing you haven't fitted a TKC to a 21" wheel too.
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2008, 01:10:04 pm »
My 2C

Sit 'n TKC 80 op die 19 duim voorwiel en hy perform dieselfde of beter as 'n 21 duim wiel :thumleft:

Providing you haven't fitted a TKC to a 21" wheel too.

Uhm don't think you get TKCs in 21 inch ::)
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2008, 01:14:13 pm »
You do.


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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2008, 01:17:32 pm »
Oooops please except my humble apology :(
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Re: Front wheel - does size really matter?
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2008, 10:11:56 am »
Whats the conclusion then?

Theoretically, it will make a difference.
Practically, probably not that significant, as rider input will make the ultimate difference.

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I guess in this case, the wheels affect the geometry and handling characteristics of the bike, so the sum of tyres and bike is significant.

The soft off roaders definitely compromised some off road ability with the smaller front wheel and softer suspension. So again, its a function of intended use and rider skill.



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