Fatter back tyre than front…
I prefer to run same size front and rear as anything else feels somehow unbalanced. Occasionally I’ll run a narrower rear for speediness or extreme mud.
Back in the day David Baker used to regularly kick butt for Raleigh racing with a fatter rear tyre than front, so some people must like it!Posted 8 years agoabducteeMember
You could place a larger tyre on the front of the bike but it would irreversibly upset its Feng shui. The Qi which is the movable positive or negative life force which plays an essential role will be reversed. The internal or physical energy of qi as it relates to feng shui would include the orientation of a structure, its age, and its interaction with the surrounding environment including the local micro climates, the slope of the land, vegetation, and soil quality.
The five elements of feng shui (water, wood, fire, earth/soil, metal not forgetting rubber) are made of yin and yang in precise amounts (Greater wood has less yin than lesser wood, but not as much yin as water, and so forth). Earth is a buffer, or an equilibrium achieved when the polarities cancel each other.
If you ride a motorbike its the other way round.Posted 8 years agodr_adamsMember
see to me, coming from motorbikes, it makes more sense to have it with the thicker tyre at the rear, tho i personally have them the same size, if i am in loose mud, and want to power through i would want a thick rear to do this? if you’re in a bog do you really wana cut through? also if i’m riding along and i need to stop quick i wil break harder on the rear and lean my weight over the back so would want a thicker tyre to grip more to stop? the front doesn’t really have a lot of chance as its always going to have the fork which is a moveable boundary surely?Posted 8 years agozaskarMember
In winter slop I used a 2.3 on the front but I can only use a 2.1 on the rear.
Who cares! as long as I’m having fun.
Bumped into a guy that was using a 24″ rear 2.35 and a 2.1 front-big slog up hill to the trail but I bet he had a laugh!
Stiffee owners are known to have fat rear tyres to out-ride suss users downhill.Posted 8 years ago
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