Mountain Biking - 24" wheeled MTB?
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02-11-07, 09:02 AM
Do high level quality mountain bikes with 24" wheels exist?
I'm 5'5" and I presently use a 15" frame with 26" wheels but I've seen frame sets
that are designed for a 26" front and 24" rear wheel. Wouldn't the 24"/24" combo
be really manuverable?
Also, how difficult is it to find high quality wheels and tires in the 24" size and
how much larger would the crank set need to be to compensate for the smaller
i mostly see 24" on dh bikes and stuff.
my guess is that the smaller the wheels are, the harder to get them out of true
02-11-07, 10:46 AM
you'll find 24" with dirtjumpers and skatepark, street-type riders. the old bighit ran 26" front 24" rear for extra manualbility. there's plenty of 24" wheels out there that are unbreakable, as long as you don't mind the weight. a larger crankset won't necessarily be needed, but you will definetely be slower. most 24" bikes run standard gearings. you'll acclerate faster, however.
building your own wheels (having them built) with custom selected parts will yield the best 24" wheel in my opinion. more so than other sizes i think.
02-11-07, 04:11 PM
I am going to be running a 26"F and a 24"R soon, becuase my old wheel is no good.
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