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Old 06-19-22, 12:43 PM
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higher speed wheel options

I am the guy that always fails the Monty Python test "what is your favorite color?"
So buying things can be difficult for me : - )

I have an option on an ebike: 26x4 or 27.5x3. rear hub 750W drive. Bike is a Biktrix Juggernaut Duo
Mostly it will be urban streets, occasionally a pot hole and sometimes the untraveled paths a few times a year, I used to ride a dirt bike but never a street bike.
I was leaning towards the 27.5 because it gives me the option of a lighter wheel and greater battery distance.
I may occasionally have it ungoverned so while 32Km/hr is the limit I may do 40 or 50 if feeling brave.

26x4" seems to be popular so is going with 27.5 x 3"

thank you.
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IMO, fat tires look cool, but unless you're going to ride on sand or snow there is no reason for them. Should you ever get a flat tire, you'll find another compelling reason not to get them.
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I have 26" wheels on my "mountany" bikes, but I've never tried fat tires. At 50 pounds, my bike is heavy enough, and yours is more than 10 pounds heavier. Of course, your motor is more than twice as powerful as mine, so you'll be in a different category anyway. I think if I was going heavy anyway, I'd probably opt for the once-in-motion rolling advantage of the 27.5s, especially if they're lighter (assuming that doesn't mean more delicate!),
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