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    Riding street on a 650b?

    Hey guys, simple question.

    Will the downsides of having a larger wheel than my 26" be really apparent when I j-hop / bunny hop / throw my bike around on features around my city? Would it be better for me to stick to 26" if I wanted the bike to do part-time duty hucking/hopping small jumps and riding railings?

    I'm looking to get an AM 650b bike that I will occasionally take to the streets for skills practice and launching off of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4ng3r View Post
    Will the downsides of having a larger wheel than my 26" be really apparent when I j-hop / bunny hop / throw my bike around on features around my city?
    In my opinion, yes. A larger wheel isn't going to hold you back very much, but for street riding it's not necessary. I keep a 26" hardtail around for this type of riding.

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    Keep riding your 26er. In your case smaller wheels= lighter is better.

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    Doesn't seem to hold Chris Smith back, but smaller wheels are always gonna be better for learning tricks...

    Video: Chris Smith Rides His Identiti A.K.A 650B - Pinkbike

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    I do this on my 650b, doesn't seem to make much difference.

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