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406mm Tires for racing

Old 06-12-18, 08:58 AM
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406mm Tires for racing

I'm I missing something ,I can't find 406mm tires less than 28mm wide. Some manufacturer must be making them. I've come up empty, please help.
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https://www.danscomp.com/bmx/Parts/Tires/ ?

generally wheel with a 451 rim is needed to get narrower tires ,
it's still a nominal 20"

but rim is bigger with the tire narrower to achieve that.



in the past there was great interest in BMX racing ,
in the Italian manufacturing companies .

On sprint Moto Tracks like used on last 2 Olympics,
for that they made sew-up tires and rims..


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Originally Posted by Pahana View Post
I'm I missing something ,I can't find 406mm tires less than 28mm wide. Some manufacturer must be making them. I've come up empty, please help.
You said racing... so why do you want narrow? Unless you are racing in a velodrome with perfect surface then you want wider tyres. Narrow tyres on normal roads are slow. Think about why a MTB is faster on trails, well that logic scales.

Check this out:

Personally I am annoyed that all the low weight 451 tyres are very narrow. The manufactures know what is best but joe public still thinks narrow is fast so we get narrow tyres ;(

This is a great video also (but just lab tests ;( );

Wider > faster.

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