im starting to upgrade my uni for street and instead of a HUGE 19 inchi wanted to get just a slick 20 inch (i dont like the sound of tread or the feel) the main one i was looking at is the animal ASM is this tire good or will i get a lot of pinch flats w/ a 20
It all depends on the psi and the width of the rim, if your doing street on a bmx tire you will need a really strong rim. I think a primo wall tire would be kool as. Is it just a learner uni or a freestyle uni? What rim do you have?
I hope it all fits together, but I’m a bit skeptical based on my own research. Do you realize that the Qu-ax hub may not fit your Torker LX frame? Not only might it be too wide, the bearings have the larger 42mm outer diameter, whereas the Torker bearings are only 40mm. You’ll also probably want a better rim (i.e., a double wall alloy) than the stock Torker one, which is probably a single wall alloy (that’s what mine is).
if the hub is too wide to fit the frame, you will have problems…
anyways, i generally wouldn’t say to use a smooth tyre like that for street… but if your really into the freestyle/flat land tricks then go for it.
and if you try putting 42mm OD into a 40mm OD frame, you will have no luck what so ever
You don’t really have to worry about the frame and hub fitting because you can bend the frame legs to make it fit without damaging it. Make sure the bearing size is the same or make sure you can shim it to make it work.
Some people perfer that kind of uni for street, its more manuverable and probably lighter than a trials uni. I like riding my trials uni for street because then I can still do trials lines when I am out riding.
yeah max is right… 20s are great for freestyle but street is different.
taking imapct, no tyre folds, spring and bounce. all come from a nice big ol 2.5" trials tyre… if they made them i would get a slick 19" 2.5" tyre, but they dont. and i think lunas look pretty cool anyways