Ride Engineering 22mm or 20mm offset for 2006 RM250?

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7/9/2018 1:35 PM

Which have you guys found is the best? I love my bikes to carve like razors but I'm not sure if that means I should automatically go for the 20mm offset. I want some real life experiences. Thanks in advance.

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7/11/2018 11:19 AM

No one has experience in this matter? Thanks.

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7/11/2018 11:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2018 10:57 PM

I'm still running the stockers, but since the 04-08 carve already I'd stay at or near that particular rake. Ride engineering make solid parts...good choice.

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7/11/2018 11:36 AM

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7/11/2018 12:08 PM

I believe the gncc teams used 20mm back in the mid 2000s

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7/11/2018 1:43 PM

stock is 21.5 and already on the limit of stability imo. 20mm good for AX, SX, OFFROAD. i wouldn't want togo less than 21.5 for anything other than those 3 riding disciplines.

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7/13/2018 7:26 AM

This chassis needs help on high speed stability. Don't know if any aftermarket company makes a 24mm, but I would think it would help calm down the nervousness the RM exhibits. I've had a couple of 06 models & feel if I could get it to feel safe at higher speeds it would be a good mx bike.

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7/15/2018 8:01 AM

That is one of the very best turning machines ever built and if you change the angle you will mess that up.
I would suggest the investment of a steering stabilizer rather than a triple clamp to stabilize the high speed stability and you will retain the great turning ability as well.

Paw Paw

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7/15/2018 8:41 AM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

That is one of the very best turning machines ever built and if you change the angle you will mess that up.
I would suggest ...more

Yep

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7/15/2018 10:13 AM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

That is one of the very best turning machines ever built and if you change the angle you will mess that up.
I would suggest ...more

I'm not worried about high speed stability. I want sharper turning. I understand that by reducing the offset, I increase the trail and theoretically increase high speed stability and reduce turning ability. I also understand that what science says something should do and always it actually does in practice is different. Hence, I further understand that increasing trail (reducing offset) places more weight on the front wheel creating an ability to turn sharper even when it "should" turn slower. Thus my question. Should I reduce the offset for better turning or leave it? I'm not concerned about high speed stability.

Thanks in advance.

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