Originally Posted by fire_strom
Road contact patch size?
What rim were the Dakar guys on? I'd guess smaller.
Which in turn gives better mileage out of your stock tires, which sounds better to buyers when a rear cost $250 for 10,000km which = 20,000km for the front. 2back for 1front.
I'm not sure..... but I think they have rules in Europe regarding tire ware.
For sure they had smaller rims for Dakar probably 160, 250.....