Thread: kubiaks tw650
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #29
kubiak OP
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Location: madera california
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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
An 18 inch wheel does not really work very well off road, but fitting a bigger (and taller) tire helps.
It adds weight though, making it hard to loft the front wheel over things, at least on the TW200 with its limited power.

On the TW200 with a good big front tire (the stock tire is very wimpy) you can hit almost anything and just not feel it much.
On other bikes, I always (tried to) avoided roots and so on, with the TW I just ignored them.

I have tried dual sporting bikes with 18 inch front wheels, and they gave a very rough ride.
yea i cant wait to try the setup on some trails, yesterday i aired down the big tires and rode in my back yard acres and the thing was so nice and smooth over the terrain. the extra sidewall just soaked up the rough stuff and the bike was so stable. before with my 17 and 21 wheels it would take a lot to tackle the terrain and the bike was all over the place hitting ruts and holes. i think its going to work out great for me.
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