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a-k-m
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7" wheels

Post by a-k-m » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:33 pm

Hello,

I would like to know if someone has ridden 7" wheels and how they differ from the regular 8"?
I can imagine that pushing could be easier due to the closer distance to the ground and maybe more stability?

Would love to hear your experiences with them. I am considering buying some slicks but not sure if I should just stick with my 8" wheels and buy the slick-tires for them or go completely for 7" slick wheels.

Greetings,

André

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Re: 7" wheels

Post by Flexboardz » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:29 pm

I use to have 7" wheels with shallow longitudinal threads on some of my mtb/carving model. It's pretty good for road use as it has a good grip and reduces quite a bit the weight of the wheels.

Only problem with smaller wheels is that you have to adjust the pressure pretty accurately... it needs high pressure (like 60 psi) for good rolling but not too much to keep a bit of soft touch

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Re: 7" wheels

Post by a-k-m » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:45 pm

ok, that sounds great, especially that the weight is reduced by a bit...
Have you ridden the seven inch wheeös offroad as well?

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Re: 7" wheels

Post by Flexboardz » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:05 pm

yes, on hard ground, it's fine.
If it's a bit soft, finding the right pressure, between too hard and too soft will be even harder.

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Re: 7" wheels

Post by Mikael » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:32 am

I just bought a set from Trampa, and rode them exactly once, and not in a place where I could tell the difference.
I'm hopeful they'll be good in skateparks.

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Re: 7" wheels

Post by Flexboardz » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:36 am

make sure that they can support enough pressure (50 to 60 psi)

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