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18" vs. 19"

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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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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.

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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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