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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 11:50:34 AM »
that looks sweet

too many wheelsizes in the cycling industry though, in my opinion atleast
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2011, 12:11:01 PM »
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Do we really need a 650b-type BMX option? I mean, how disadvantaged do people feel without an option between 20" and 24"?


Not trying to argue 22" is "better" than 20.  It's just an option.  So no, not every BMX'er "needs" it.  It's just an option for those of us who are stoked on it.


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that looks sweet

too many wheelsizes in the cycling industry though, in my opinion atleast


BMX wheels already come in every 2" increment size EXCEPT 22".   we've got 10", 12", 14", 16", 18", 20", 24", 26", and maybe even count the SE 29"er.

if you've ever spent time riding trails on 24" or 26" you definitely notice aspects about bigger wheels.  however, riding street or park on 24" is good (esp. on Liquid or Model C) but it still does not feel as snappy as 20"s.  

when i got my 22" from Faction (after years of dreaming about them, and at one point back around 2002 even making calls to tire manufacturers to investigate possibilities), the bike felt instantly comfortable.  it's hard to explain--it's not like i'm trying to say it's better, only that it feels more normal and comfortable to me, being 6'1" with long legs.  only a rider who has gone back and forth a lot between 20 and 24 would get it.  it's not for everyone. just a cool option.

and by the way, i tried a Macneil Deuce Deuce with 9" bars. felt pretty good. but honestly, the 22" wheels on a big bmx look more proportional and make more aesthetic sense.  note how the Faction fork is an inch taller, which means that the bars can be 8" and your grips are at the same height as if you had 9"s on the Deuce Deuce.  if you're happy with 8"s on a 20" then obviously this doesn't matter.  



comparison with a General Lee 24":
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2011, 12:29:19 PM »
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well if you have a 20 inch frame with more than an inch of chainstay adjustment (or enough tire clearance anyway) you could run your current frame and keep the specs except bb height will jump an inch

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yes i tried this! just to see.  but you end up with the cs way too long--15.75" in this pic.  the proto frame Vernon got built has a 14" cs with 22" wheel.

here's a 22" wheel in a '96 Hoffman Taj:

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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2011, 12:37:03 PM »
So, who's making rims and tires?
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2011, 01:17:25 PM »
I'm only 5'9" but would like to give one a go. Didn't get on with the Sunday 20" I had for a while, it was alright but felt way too twitchy. Then again I was trying to ride trails on it when its really a street bike.

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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 03:36:08 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2011, 06:55:35 PM »
Presenting the 22"-wheel specific prototype trail frame from Austin local Vernon Sexton's company:  the 1NDUST "2TON"





next to a LIQUID Feedback 24":


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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011, 08:12:19 PM »
I cannot tell the difference in wheel size on that 22" and a normal bmx. I don't see the point, but I won't pass judgement till I can have a go on one.

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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2011, 08:39:11 PM »
I definetly want to try one

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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2011, 09:28:20 PM »
that green one looks really nice, not so low-slung/moutainbike-y like normal. I'm only 5'5 so 20" is all I could ever ride, haha.

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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2011, 09:28:46 PM »
id try

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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2011, 10:24:05 PM »
Specs on that new frame?

Said it before and I'll say it again. if a decent 22 was available right now I'd buy one. By the time the Amero or something like it come out, I'll be broke.....

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2011, 12:40:00 AM »
It seems like a decent idea to me, although I am not ready to make the leap and buy one, I would have to give a try first.

I feel that 26 is definitely too large for street and park and maneuverability suffers quite a lot. 24 is still a bit large, and I could really see 22 being an option for the taller riders out there.

If I were to build up a dedicated "trails" bike I would probably get a 22.

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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2011, 01:01:16 AM »
If Odyssey/G-sport made 22" tires and rims I'd do it in a heart beat.

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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2011, 06:32:48 AM »
I wouldn't mind trying one out. I found 20's to be too small for me, and 24/26 is just too slow to ride park/street effectively.
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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2011, 06:32:48 AM »

 

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