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September 17th, 2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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18 or 19 wheel size

Hi al have a berg fe570 with mortared wheels on thing is I want to get some enduro wheels have been offered a set of ktm wheels they are size 19 and 21
What difference would putting a 19 instead of the std 18 make on rear
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September 17th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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!9" for MX and 18" for enduro.
More rubber in 18" and more traction, you can have less air pressure in it. Softer ride in the woods.

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September 18th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #3
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i run a 19". it has the same rolling circumference and radius as the 18" so you are effectively running low profile tyres. there is no difference in ride.

the choice of rubber is limited but you can get real bargains on the rears!

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September 18th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jampe View Post
!9" for MX and 18" for enduro.
More rubber in 18" and more traction, you can have less air pressure in it. Softer ride in the woods.

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+1 and I would add to that ...... ive used 19 "rears for a while because I can get tyres with a larger overall diameter than I can with the 18" which is noticeably better for handling and traction particularly as the ground firms up.

the clincher is the bigger footprint area lower workable pressures and good pricing/availability of really big 18" tyres like the 140/80 M5B and the 150/90 terraflex mean they are more practical.
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September 18th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #5
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As others have said, there is no difference in the ride height between the wheels. If you run a Tubliss system, you won't have to worry about flats, and you can run a lower pressure.
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September 18th, 2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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Thanks all for info,what sort money for a set of used wheels ,taffy do you have or know of wheels pref black or std blue fitment
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September 18th, 2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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not at present fella no.

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September 18th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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How on earth do you get a 150 to fit, i have a 120 on mine and had to move the exhaust as it was getting hit, stock exhaust.

Sure a 150 would kill it, and also wouldn't the swing arm be too narrow ?

Obvious there is a way, how ?

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September 18th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #9
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As others have said, there is no difference in the ride height between the wheels. If you run a Tubliss system, you won't have to worry about flats, and you can run a lower pressure.
Don't count on that, I tore a back knob off on my 144...ended my day.
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Bushie,
How on earth do you get a 150 to fit, i have a 120 on mine and had to move the exhaust as it was getting hit, stock exhaust.

Sure a 150 would kill it, and also wouldn't the swing arm be too narrow ?

Obvious there is a way, how ?
depends a bit on the rim, mine are 2.15 inch, i did have to space out the muffler and the chain did chew the side knobs a bit.

my overall impression of the terraflex was that it is a great big heavy POS with stiff sidewalls.
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