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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #35
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Got another thread ( where got some input on tyre choice but not really wheel size.

These are my options:

- 21"/18" wheels (OE KTM 690EnduroR)
- 17"/17" wheels (690SMC wheels)

Planning 5000km/3000mi trip this summer, probably a little bit more tarmac than gravel. But will be good gravel roads and mostly not that twisty. So no mud, sand or rocky stuff at all, hard packed gravel mostly.

So question is, will 17" front be OK? Must admit slightly nervous on tarmac on 17"/17" even though got SMC forks/shock so correct height. Nothing I mind and got steering damper anyway but maybe more of an issue on gravel?

Could of course buy a 19" front wheel but prefer avoiding the expense...
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE
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