20" inch fork and wheels?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Al Herman, Jun 13, 2003.

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    I'm riding a P38 with a 16" front wheel with tiny Stelvio tires (28x349) What are the advantages of
    switching to 20" fork and wheel? Al Herman
     
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    > I'm riding a P38 with a 16" front wheel with tiny Stelvio tires (28x349) What are the advantages
    > of switching to 20" fork and wheel?

    My P-38 started with a 16" (349mm) suspended front fork. I think what comfort I gained with the
    suspension, I lost with the smaller wheel. When I switched to the 20"(406mm) non suspension fork,
    speed, comfort and handling improved.

    Advantages: Wider selection of tires and not as sensitive to pot holes. Disadvantages: Your seat
    front will be about 2" higher and if you have short legs like me, reaching the ground when stopped
    may be a problem.

    Running wider tires even on the 349 will help in the comfort part of your ride. I will not make it
    faster Maybe slower.

    With the 406, I run Stelvios (28-406) or Conti GP (28-406). When I tour with with the P-38, I run
    Vredestein S-Licks (33-406)
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