18" vs. 19"

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  • gal

Posted February 28, 2002 - 02:54 AM


pros n cons please...

  • CAL

Posted February 28, 2002 - 04:33 AM


For woods, I would rather have an 18". They seem to absorb a little more of the roots and rocks because of the taller profile tire. I imagine they weight a little more than a 19" though.

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  • emcdan

Posted February 28, 2002 - 06:13 AM


I've used both 18" & 19" on many different bikes. They sale enduro or trail bikes with an 18" for a reason, they work better offroad. I put an 18" on my YZF. I think they grip better, especially in roots, rocks, mud, etc. Must be more tire on the ground. On a groomed mx track, it probably doesn't make much difference.


Posted March 01, 2002 - 12:48 PM


With the 18 inch you get more tire and more "flex".
With the 19 inch you get much less "flex" which is important in MX and more importantly SX.

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