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26 vs. 24

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by jellybeans, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. jellybeans

    jellybeans Monkey

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    i have a 26 inch dj ive been building up but ive been debating between sticking with it or getting a 24 inch. anyone have a 24 they'd be interested in trading?
    This is the specs on it.
    khs dj100 frame
    truvativ holzfeller cranks with gravity bash gaurd.
    azonic ultracross bars
    kore stem
    magnesium azonic pedals
    truvativ isis bb
    diamond back grips
    k2 dj seat
    rear v-brake
    sr suntour forks, squeak horribly. but if the trade's right i can put different forks on
    old diamondback wheels
     

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    blkmrkt91 Monkey

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    just curious... what are the advantages to having 24 as opposed to 26 or even 20(bmx)?
     
  3. jellybeans

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    well....
    ill tell you the problems ive had with 24 and 26.
    riding 20s, everything but urban and at the track the tires were just too small. i couldn't find a frame with geometry i liked.

    riding 26 is nice for trail but its big for manuevring and parts cost alot, im 14 ok, i make like 70 bucks a month. riding it anywhere other than on just a trail, not jumping or anything. ive enjoyed riding friends 24s on alot more.

    i think 24 is the best compromise for what i do. because i can't afford to own, upgrade, and maintain over 1 bike at a time.
     
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    24's are a very good compromise between the two sizes as far as strength and sometimes weight goes. but, be careful about which frame you ride them on since many 26ers ride very low on 24's.
     
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    thats what i've been thinking, i think i might just finish building up my mountain bike then get a general lee 24 or a haro x24 and upgrade that, any thoughts there?