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What happens if front wheel is 60mm rim & back wheel is 50mm?

Old 06-28-18, 10:26 PM
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What happens if front wheel is 60mm rim & back wheel is 50mm?

Hi, I found my favourite wheels but they.are last ones. Front wheel is
60 mm deep,& the rear is 50 mm. Is it a problem? Anyone knows how the bike reacts on riding?
thanks.

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Old 06-28-18, 10:31 PM
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Only thing that would be off other than the look is if there is a crosswind.
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Mary Poppins effect

Originally Posted by fujiraf View Post
Hi, I found my favourite wheels but they.are last ones. Front wheel is
60 mm deep,& the rear is 50 mm. Is it a problem? Anyone knows how the bike reacts on riding?
thanks.
The front wheel will be more aero than back causing a lifting effect. Think ET or Mary Poppins.

Seriously it will look a bit odd and effect resale value.
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Old 06-29-18, 01:26 AM
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Old 06-29-18, 02:04 AM
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Old 06-29-18, 05:58 AM
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Nothing. You're not going to notice 10 mm. It's quite a tiny bit. I've run 58mm with 45mm and didn't notice a thing.

Running 58mm with low profile rear definitely looks a bit off, and may likely affect handling a bit more in crosswinds, but not something with a 10mm difference.
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Old 06-29-18, 07:41 AM
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You will get "the look"
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Old 06-29-18, 03:16 PM
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Take a 50mm and a 60mm rim and gold them 3-4 feet away from each other and look at them the way anyone would ever look at your bike (remembering its not really special to anyone but you) and take the moment to realize that 10mm is less than half an inch.

No no one cares and there is no difference to you.
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But won't the front wheel be faster since it's more aero. I see serious problems.
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How do you know they are your favorite if you just got them or didn't get them yet?
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Old 06-30-18, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
How do you know they are your favorite if you just got them or didn't get them yet?
I have aluminium wheels from this company(3T), and I like the durability and the sound.
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I think Psimets avatar sums it up nicely.
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It has nothing to do with cda. The depth of the wheels affect where the center of pressure occurs in a cross wind. The farther back from the steering axis that point lies the more stable he bike becomes.

As others have pointed out, 10 mm is insignificant in this respect. Put a box rim on the back and then you're going have a challenging day in a light wind.
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I would expect other cyclists to stop waving at you
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Why would you wanna do that
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