Originally Posted by Pantah
Why would anybody trade a 18/21 wheel package for a 17/19? The only reason I can think of is a better selection of street tires. In that case, why not just have a street bike? Certainly the bike will suffer dual sporting and lose much of it's utility.
He didn't trade an 18" for a 17" rear wheel, he went to a wider 17" rim. A 19" front wheel will provide much better road handling with minimal penalty offroad. Personally I don't seee the point in running a 19" front knobby though, I woulfd think that would take away many of the benefits of switching to a 19" wheel. As long as he likes it, thats good enough for me.