Looks bad ass!
Could you share your rim and tire specs?
I have no idea where you are getting your numbers - but I don't think they are remotely realistic for what people have been installing.
I was thinking more about this. First, you are using an 18" tire and I agree you did the smart thing and laced an 18" in the rear. This is the optimal rim size to use for the Sur-Ron. I personally think a 18x1.6" rim is better suited. I even tried to get an 18x1.4" rim, but since the 1.6" rim doesn't weigh much more that is probably a better size to use.
Hey Merlin, are you referring to the whole weight of the rear wheel with tire, tube, rim, hub, sprocket and disk? The stock CST tires that come on the SurRon are 4.6 pounds stand alone.stock surron rear with "a" 70/100/19 tire -> 14,1 lbs
Why on earth is a narrower rim better suited? The more narrow, the more bulbous the profile of the tire will be, which results in less tire intact with the ground. Putting 3.0" tire in a 1.6" rim will make a round profile - not ideal at all.
Why would you prefer having less traction than what fits? What do you mean its more of a match to the front tire? They make front and rear motorcross wheels for a reason - the back is always much wider than the front traditionally.
3.5 / 3.0 = 116%
What you describe isn't really off-road. I could be wrong, but I think more people ride their Sur Ron under real off-road conditions where knobby tires are much better for the most part (unless you ride primarily on sand).Offroader wrote: ↑Apr 06 2020 8:52amBut either way I like the shinko 241 tire because it is wears somewhat slowly on pavement, but not too slowly as it has a soft tire compound. I also don't ride in wet, muddy, sand, etc. I do lots of off-road riding but its mostly on dry dirt and grass. The shinko 241 works very well in a lot of conditions and is smooth on pavement.
I see no reason why you couldn't go tubeless.
How do you know what you are feeling is because of additional weight? Your Shinko has nearly twice the rubber as the stock tire, so maybe it's more stiff? Since it wears less, maybe its not as soft?
Seems like most folks that are running taller rear wheels also use taller wheel up front. That means more ground clearance and taller people appreciate the gain in height but no real change in geometry.
madin88 wrote: ↑Mar 03 2020 12:13pmst35326 wrote: ↑Mar 03 2020 6:03amThis community has stagnated and shrunk for years, now with the average user on this forum being 54 years of age nobody is doing anything different than they were in the 8 plus year old threads. Motorsports competition is one of the best ways to encourage tech advances and the spread of new ideas.
A lot of you guys use Luke's name as if its a magic spell to automatically win you an argument.
I think that this youtube guy would not be able to ride with bikes like the Surron without the research work of people like LFP and others with similar interests.
Whether here in ES, YT, FB or somewhere else is not the point, thing is that your statemets are disrespectful and arrogant towards the community.
I would count myself as one of those "research and build guys" most of the time, and have absolut the same respect if not more for folks who doing stunts or cool things when riding, but the best race driver is nothing without mentioned people developing new stuff (like Surron tuning controller and battery), or mechanics which keep his vehicle steady.
That came out really nice. What you need on the front now is a 2.75-19 SR241. Its just taller than the 3.00-18 you got on the rear and will correct the geometry.Offroader wrote: ↑Apr 06 2020 9:31pmHere are some pics of the 18x3.00 shinko 241 tire. What is great about this 18"x3.00 tire is it is basically a 100% match in size to the stock 19" tire. That means geometry isn't affected as the rear is not adjustable.
You can see the pictures how exact in size it is.