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Old June 12th, 2017, 02:48 AM   #1
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About Tyres 180 and 190

Hello,

I have a monster 796 which has 148mm (5.8in) travel base on rear wheel.

Im wondering will it be okay having 190/50 or 190/55 tyre on my rear wheel?

im asking that because my wheel size is more than 5.5inch

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It will make your bike handel worse. And cost you more money.
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Any particular reason behind the change in tire size? ..
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It's hard to be definitive here. The difference in width between a labeled 180 mm and a labeled 190 mm tire can be as much as 20 mm or as little as 0 mm depending on the manufacturer. So, because there's an allowable tolerance on the nominal width, a 180 labeled tire can measure 170 mm or 190 mm. The manufacturers are given quite a bit of wiggle room in their labeling versus their measurements. So, don't get hung up on the 180 vs. 190 label. When you change brands the widths can be different.

Check with the tire manufacturer. Some tire profiles are more sensitive to rim width than others. Dunlop, for example, says that their 180 slick works fine with a 6.0 to 6.25 inch wide rim. In the past, both Michelin and Pirelli have stated that a 5.5 to 6.0 inch wheel is suitable for either a 180 or a 190 tire width.
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Any particular reason behind the change in tire size? ..
cheap as 180's for limited qty.
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cheap as 180's for limited qty.
Ahh, I see.. as Shazaam noted check with the manufacture.

You shouldn't compromise comfort, performance, or fitment just to save a couple bucks.
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