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    Smaller rear tire?

    I guess this may be a dumb question but im newbie. Why do some DH bikes come with a smaller rear wheel? ex 24" rear and 26" front.

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    sometimes for clearence reasons, sometimes people just like to slack the bike out

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    also 24" wheels can be built much stronger than a 26

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    heres all u need to know about small tires in the rear

    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    i've heard that 24" helps in cornering.

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    Thanks

    thanks a lot for the link. Everything I needed to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wez
    thanks a lot for the link. Everything I needed to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    welcome to the site....sometimes you get lucky without smart alex comments....you where lucky
    but you didn't.... it's smart alec. and you "were" lucky.

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    its part of being a mountian biker, sometimes you just have to be rediculously sarcastic not to mention some people just ask for it
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    WOW that site sucks my little.............never mind.

    "3" wide tires are the best invention yet for downhilling."

    "I've only seen two bikes with both front and rear 26" rims with 26"x 3" tires. The FOES Weasel and the Brooklyn Machine Works Super Trucker"

    very old and very outdated. Switching from 24's to 26's made me realize the huge difference in cornering, speed, jumping, and maintaining momentum through rocks.

    The only reason I can think of for getting 24's is strength, maybe BMX dirtjumps, but there are many 26 inch rims that are impossible to break, and you get all tire choices, rim combos, bike frame options etc.

    Do not get 24's, I had them, I thought they were cool until i got a 26 inch bike.

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