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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Default 21" front wheel

Hello everyone, just looking for a little advise or do's/dont's on upgrading to a 21" front wheel. Not looking to change the rake or anything so that's why I'm considering only a 21". Here's a few questions.
1. How much will it change my ride?
2. More or less wind?
3. Will the front fender need modified?
Any other input will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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Don't need to change the rake for a 23" on a Hammer- do you on XC? If not you should do the 23"- it looks so much better than the 21" and completes the look of the XC.

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1. Not much at all. I think it's just as easy to turn and handles road as well as the stock wheel
2. You may get a little more wind from underneath, but I noticed no difference at my eye level
3. You need a new fender as the stock one is designed for the stock rim

I like my 21. I find that it tracks better than my old stock rim. Plus I think that the xc looks nicer with a bigger rim

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 02:36 PM
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Putting a 21" on the front wont change the ride much at all. it raises the front of the bike 1 1/2" so the center of gravity will change ever so slightly, you should be able to adjust to it within 5 minutes of riding.
The wind buffeting wont change at all.
The factory fender is made to fit an 18. Unless you know how to stretch a fender the right way, or have access to someone who does, you will need a new fender.
Hotvic.com offers a wheel, tire & fender package that includes a fender, painted to match, using factory paint. it also comes with the necessary spacers and mounting hardware.

Regarding a 23" wheel. You would need to add raked trees to get it to ride right. Hotvic.com also offers this as a package, as well as one for a 26" wheel.

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