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    69er SS commuter?

    Would there be any advantages or disadvantages to running a bigger wheels in the front for a commuter with slicks on a SS? Mostly bikepath, no dirt, hauling ass and not stopping much.

    Would it be faster or better in any way?

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    Probably not any faster, but better b/c it's different and different can be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolarbear
    Would there be any advantages or disadvantages to running a bigger wheels in the front for a commuter with slicks on a SS? Mostly bikepath, no dirt, hauling ass and not stopping much.

    Would it be faster or better in any way?

    My only bike is a 69er rigid SS commuter/trailbike. I'm running fat knobbies (SB8 front, Nano rear). I can't say I'm faster, but the bigger front wheel does noticeably smoothen out Metro Manila road imperfections (I'm in the Philippines). If you've been to Metro Manila, you'd know what I mean [some of our roads are rougher than typical hardpacked singletrack]
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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