Advantage to a 20inch front tire?

4 replies to this topic
  • sldietz

Posted December 20, 2004 - 01:03 PM


Im looking into buying some new rims..I hear the factory guys run a 20inch front rim/tire instead of the 21 inch...what's the advantage?


  • ThumperKid250F

Posted December 20, 2004 - 02:50 PM


i no my friend and his dad run 20 inch on ther bikes. his dad is expert and his 250B rider. its just a wider footprint so you can turn better and have more traction up front.. get the 20 it wont hurt you.

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  • RCannon

Posted December 20, 2004 - 03:47 PM


The new 90/100-21 front tires should give you all the advantages of a20 inch tire without changing rims.

  • zeroseven

Posted December 21, 2004 - 05:54 AM


The 20" only worked on really hard / slippery surfaces. On mud and sand it makes turnin a lot harder. This was on a 2001 CR250 though I would expect the results to be the same.

  • KaBooM

Posted December 21, 2004 - 07:08 AM


The rim is smaller, but the tire is the same O.D. meaning that the tire is taller on the sides. This is great for haulin a$$ over anything. It absorbs hits better and prevents your rims for more damage. I love the 20" setup. I am a all around rider and it works great for me.

There is alot more pros thans cons

Good Luck, KaBoom

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