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Old 05-25-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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using smc in dirt

so im going to be using my smc every now and then in the dirt nothing crazy just trail riding. I wanted to pick up a spare set of rims so i could mount dirt tires to them. what are the best bang for buck that work well in dirt.. i have seen and read about tkc80's but those are close to 400 a pop for a set. any advice would be great.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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so im going to be using my smc every now and then in the dirt nothing crazy just trail riding. I wanted to pick up a spare set of rims so i could mount dirt tires to them. what are the best bang for buck that work well in dirt.. i have seen and read about tkc80's but those are close to 400 a pop for a set. any advice would be great.
you staying with 17's or going 21/18? that will influence what is available to you greatly.

and by trail, do you mean gravel road, singletrack, or ?

imho 21/18 is far superior offroad, but 17" knobbiesh tyras will do most things pretty well.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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If he goes with a 21" front, he'll have to buy a 2 piston brake caliper. The 21 won't clear the 4 piston one on the SMC.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Avon Distanzias do alright in all but the knarliest rocks or the slickest mud. My only concern off road is that big 'ol front rotor.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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If he goes with a 21" front, he'll have to buy a 2 piston brake caliper. The 21 won't clear the 4 piston one on the SMC.

It's not that easy.... The SMC uses a radial caliper mount, so you can't fit a narrower 2 piston axial calliper. You also can't just fit some axial mount forks like the 690 E/R's, as they have a leading axle, which won't work properly with the SMCs geometry with an inline axle and a lot more offset in the triples. So you need a brake system AND new triples, forks and shorter axle....

I have also heard that you can offset the wheel to the right for clearance, but it would have to be very far out of line, and that can't have a nice effect on handling...
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