Jump to content

Use Back Rim For A Front Wheel?

Trials D

Recommended Posts

I was just wondering if i used my old back rim and built it up to be a front wheel would that be alright...

Or would there be some complication? . My forks are big enough to take the rim...if that helps ! (Y)

...I just didn't want to throw away money.. thanks ! :giggle:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The front of your bike would feel so much heavier than with a front rim and tyre on, it's probably not worth doing if you ask me.

About 450g*, which isn't actually an awful not if your not concerned about weight, i wouldn't notice it.

Although if it bothers you that much just cut out the iner wall of your rim, assuming it's a double wall rim or cut some nobbles of your tyres :P

*Based on running Echo tyres and Try-all rims.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would feel and look amazing.

If you run front disk deffently do it and post pics. If you run a magura, I very much doubt your break will space out far enough not to rub. Maby If you had ultra worn out pads you could do it...

You might have to think about raising your bars too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Like has been said running a rear rim on the front is perfectly fine, especialy if you have a 26inch as if it were a mod you would end up adding a great deal of weight to the front of the bike as you would have to run a much larger tyre. What rim is it you are thinking of running?

There were a few american riders who ran rear 19inch rims and tyres on the front of thier mods, always looked strange to have such a big setup on the front of the bike, must have been good when you needed some bounce/stability on the front wheel, but like has been said it would weigh alot more.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

There's an American (possibly Canadian) website which sold complete deng bikes with 19" front wheel setups. They reckon they were awsome for when you need lots of front wheel grip, and they looked pretty cool too.

Imagine the bounce when you're tapping or whatever...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I fits a 26" rim that means your going to need some 26" forks, which would completley mess the ryd of the bike up. To be honest i think its probably too much hassle for what it's worth. I would just buy a new front 20" rim and fit that.

Adam (Y)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...