18 in rim for trail??? Why

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  • Guest_RIDE_for_RED_*

Posted June 01, 2005 - 03:05 PM


I am looking for a good condition 426, when I do get one I am going to use it for desert an occasionally trail, but why put a 18 in. rim on??? what can that help???

Thanks, please ignore the s/n. heh :D :)

  • velosapiens

Posted June 01, 2005 - 03:17 PM


it could help you get fewer pinch flats and better traction in loose terrain due to larger air volume (means you can safely run lower pressures).

a big 19" tire also works well. i like the maxxis IT 19 x 120.


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  • Guest_RIDE_for_RED_*

Posted June 03, 2005 - 03:08 PM


thank you, now I know.

  • RADRick

Posted June 03, 2005 - 09:05 PM


The larger sidewalls also give you more flex and better bite when running rocky terrain. The overall diameter of the YZ's 19" and the WR's 18" are the same.

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