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November 2nd, 2010, 09:07 AM   #11
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Re: fx 450 19" or 18" wheel

I switched out the 19 on my FX for an 18. I didn't like the lack of drive through sloppy mud or the loss of traction on slick uphills. I switched to an 18 Volant wheel with the same tire only in 18 and immediately gained all the traction I had lost before.
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Re: fx 450 19" or 18" wheel

well. most people say it's just preference and i'm not pro rider so i don't know if i will feel the diference. but i do feel huge diference between my bikes 450 EXC R and FX 450 - Rules.
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Re: fx 450 19" or 18" wheel

I have 18 and 19" rears

prefer the 18 becasue the IRC M5B 140/80 is an 18 and its grip is the shiznit

the low profile of the 19 is better for jumps it seems more predictable with a lower profile tyre just at the moment the wheel leaves the ground and then in the air, less erratic input from the tyre with the the 19. maybe its just the 18 is more out of balance

weights end up about the same 100gm lighter on average with similar profile 19

for hardpack MX with lots jumps id take the 19, everything else trhe 18
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Re: fx 450 19" or 18" wheel

see, the thing is i'm riding versatile terrain and it's hard to decide. i rode two seasons on ktm enduro and just had my first spin on FX 450 so i don't feel diferences between wheels. i had 140/80/18 metzeler originaly on my ktm- no traction but i swap for michelin mc 120/90/18 amazing tire on mud.
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Re: fx 450 19" or 18" wheel

hey . so i finished my little project to lower FX 450
1.cut foam seat
2. i put enduro engineering 25mm handlebar spacers and i rised forks 3/4"
now the seat hight is 37 5/8"
i didn't touch rear yet, but i could change sag to drop the bike little more
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