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Short Vs. Long Wheelbase

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Hi Guys,

What are the advantages and disadvantages of either?

I know that Long Wheelbases are often favoured by Street Riders, but why?

I am mainly talking about 20" Mods, but I am sure it is the same for all the sizes.

Thanks and ATB

James

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Long wheelbase is easy for rear wheel balance, and for side hops.

Short wheelbase is good for short, bunny hop like moves (so good for comps)

I'm sure theres alot more to it, but that's what i know >_<

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Long wheelbase is easy for rear wheel balance, and for side hops.

Short wheelbase is good for short, bunny hop like moves (so good for comps)

I'm sure theres alot more to it, but that's what i know >_<

Thanks a lot man!

Keep them coming lads!

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Long wheelbase is easy for rear wheel balance, and for side hops.

Short wheelbase is good for short, bunny hop like moves (so good for comps)

I'm sure theres alot more to it, but that's what i know >_<

Exactly this iirc, my long WB zoo is great for TGS, shiteeee for street / bunny hops

My shorter Lynx was great for street / bunnyhopping :D

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Thanks all.

What would be classed as a Short Wb and a Long Wb for a Mod?

Also, I wonder why Adam @ Tartybikes says Mods with long Wb are often preferred for street?

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By street I think he means tgs

995wb is short (think koxx silver sky)

1065wb is stupidly long (Zoo pythons)

I think nowadays 1000wb is short and 1020-1025 is long

Edited by Azarathal

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Thanks all.

What would be classed as a Short Wb and a Long Wb for a Mod?

Also, I wonder why Adam @ Tartybikes says Mods with long Wb are often preferred for street?

As below, Anything under the 1000 mark is short...anything over 1015 is long really; but you have to remember its the reach that makes the difference!!

First we need to define what he means by street... TGS which is where the long bike comes in. If youre looking at street as in a bmx style ride, then shorter is better to increase manouverability.

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