What difference does 1 inch make?

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9/13/2018 1:53 AM

What's the deal with moto bikes having a 19in rear and GNCC / trail bikes having 18in rear?

Can you simply put an 18 wheel onto a moto bike?

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9/13/2018 2:00 AM

The 18 inch tyres have a taller profile (higher sidewall) which allows for more give on hard hits, logs rocks etc. They also allow for more flex which is good for traction on hard flat corners.
Yes you can get an 18inch wheel for a mx bike. 19 is preferred because of its predictable feel but 18s arent bad.

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9/13/2018 2:05 AM

Ask your partner w00t

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9/13/2018 2:24 AM

Thanks fullysicmate. Makes sense.

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9/13/2018 2:28 AM

The 18" has a taller sidewall which can help prevent flats when you're running lower pressure. It also has a little more flex which gives you a little bit of a softer ride.

The 19" has a smaller sidewall which in terms gives you less flex and a more solid/rigid contact with the ground. More prone to flats if you're running lower pressure.

You can put an 18" wheel on a moto bike just like you can put a 19" wheel on an offroad/trail bike. Comes down to what you prefer.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/13/2018 2:41 AM

Thats probably a better question for a woman. Unless youre gay of course

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9/13/2018 2:43 AM

kb228 wrote:

Thats probably a better question for a woman. Unless youre gay of course

My point exactly blink

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9/13/2018 3:06 AM

fullysicmate wrote:

The 18 inch tyres have a taller profile (higher sidewall) which allows for more give on hard hits, logs rocks etc. They also ...more

This.

The increased sidewall also reduces the likelihood of a pinch flat

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

9/13/2018 3:27 AM

kb228 wrote:

Thats probably a better question for a woman. Unless youre gay of course

Dunno, it's probably still a valid question grin

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9/13/2018 5:37 AM

Please start post title with "NSFW". This one is just too risky bros.

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9/13/2018 5:42 AM

Donovan759 wrote:

Please start post title with "NSFW". This one is just too risky bros.

1 extra inch could mean
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Now the op should put the NSFW w00t

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9/13/2018 6:45 AM

A happy wife.

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9/13/2018 6:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/13/2018 6:54 AM

Depends.....if your hung like an elevator button.....could change your life.

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9/13/2018 7:11 AM

I can't say I've felt a major difference going to an 18" on my 500, but it looks cool so I'd say it all worked out.

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

9/13/2018 7:14 AM

It’s not a huge difference in terms of feel but there’s way better selection of tires for hare scramble/enduro riding in 18”

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9/13/2018 7:45 AM

Real men only need 4 inches.

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9/13/2018 8:10 AM

newmann wrote:

Real men only need 4 inches.

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Tried sellin that to my ole lady, but she ain’t buyin it

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9/13/2018 8:25 AM

Ask Randy Marsh

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9/13/2018 9:16 AM

Just the tip, as I would say in high school.

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9/13/2018 9:47 AM

One inch. Story of my life.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

9/13/2018 9:53 AM

2WheelJocky wrote:

What's the deal with moto bikes having a 19in rear and GNCC / trail bikes having 18in rear?

Can you simply put an 18 wheel ...more

Yes

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9/13/2018 10:04 AM

19" = stiffer sidewall + lighter tire weight, 18" = softer sidewall + less likely to pinch flat.

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9/13/2018 10:43 AM

I think the 18’s are easier to mount and....

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9/13/2018 10:44 AM

“Easier mounting is always a good feature”

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9/13/2018 10:47 AM

Blade Flanagan jr. wrote:

19" = stiffer sidewall + lighter tire weight, 18" = softer sidewall + less likely to pinch flat.

Also hook up better in technical off-road shit. My friend runs a Tubliss setup and airs down to 5PSI...you would swear the rear tire is glued to the ground.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/13/2018 11:30 AM

I run 18" rear on mine. I found a good deal on excel/talon setup with new tires so I snagged them and slapped them on. I doubt most people would feel a difference.

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9/13/2018 11:48 AM

newmann wrote:

Real men only need 4 inches.

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website says the aluminum fleshlight was sold out, where did you get yours?

asking for a friend

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9/13/2018 11:59 AM

moto went with 19" wheels decades ago. you been hiding under a rock? jk man

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9/13/2018 12:03 PM

Deja New wrote:

Ask your partner w00t

Ha, I don't think ithe difference would bother her that much, 18inch or 19inch!

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9/13/2018 12:13 PM

Deja New wrote:

Ask your partner w00t

scottydogmx wrote:

Ha, I don't think ithe difference would bother her that much, 18inch or 19inch!

Yes as the outer diameter doesn't change. Just the sidewall height

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