Mountain Biking - Wheel setup, 24/24 vs 24/26 vs 26/26
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The holeshot I'm getting this week comes with 24/26 but I'd like to know for what kind of riding each setup is made for or you think is made for, what big difference it makes, I especially curious about the difference on the front wheel.
03-12-04, 08:33 PM
26/26...for djing and trials this feels natural. It would be easier for drops and I assume getting up on the rear wheel, but really I like balance. I might go 24/24 but really at that point I would probably consider a pro size bmx.
well I do know that doing manuals is easier with a short radius rear wheel and you get more stability too, I was really curious for the front wheel though, I'll stay with the 26 for now and see how it feels.
Getting my bike this week :) they had to order one from brodie
03-12-04, 08:45 PM
:)...Well 24" front and back would make the bike more 'flickable' for sure. IT would save weight and be stronger but I think you would loose a lot on the trails. It would be a tossup between wanting an all round bike or an urban attack bike :D...
yeah I thought about that aspect, and I know at one point I'll go and buy another set of 24/26, to switch between train and urban ride
03-13-04, 06:10 AM
Keep in mind that if a bike comes with a 24/26 set up there is a good chance that the geometry is set up for it also. Changing to a 24/24 or 26/26(may not work) will affect the geometry and may make the bike feel totally different.
There are some urban FR bikes that are being made 24/26 this year. The Iron Horse Porter sig. for example... I am told it has to do with weight over the rear end/traction.
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