Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest Guest

PRO'S AND CON'S OF WHEELBASE?

4 posts in this topic

Question for those of you more skilled then me, what handling characteristics come from changing wheelbase lengths? For example by adding two links to your chain, moving the axle back from stock. The reason I ask this, I've been running a 52 tooth on the rear, with stock chain (shorter WB) but in changing to a larger tire I noticed instability at higher speeds (led to injury). Just replaced my chain with two more links, axle now moved way further back (long WB). Will this in it self add more weight to the front of the bike and improve higher speed control? I did also install a Scott's Stabilizer prior to the chain. Sorry for the long winded question...Thanks :thumbsup:

ps..I race (poorly) CC and Desert. Lots of single track woods for fun :awww:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Short wheel base will give your quicker handling but make the bike more unstable.

Long wheel base better stability but not as quick of handling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0