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Old 12-29-2010, 05:33 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by mousitsas View Post
my point is that you need more a tubeless on the back than on the front.
Yeah, that's a really good point that I never considered. It's significantly easier to swap a front tube on the trail for a big ADV bike, and it takes significantly less space to carry the spare...

Originally Posted by mousitsas View Post
And for your bikes, you have to choose between a 3.5-17 and a 5.0-17.
I'd like to point out how stupid I think the 17/21 combo is. Early on I convinced myself that it was a good compromise, but in reality, it's the mullet of wheel sizes. (Technically a reverse mullet I suppose, but I digress). With the meaty 17 out back, it really should have a 19" front. Few, if any people would really notice the ~3/4" smaller radius front tire off road (especially with proper suspension), and the bike would be SOOO much better on the tarmac. Or, with the skinny 21" up front, a narrow 18" in the upskirt would bring much more balance to the force on both surfaces, while really only significantly impacting the on road performance for a couple percentile of riders.
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