Author Topic: Does wheel trueness effect flatland tricks?  (Read 161 times)

Offline JamieRomoser

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Does wheel trueness effect flatland tricks?
« on: September 29, 2020, 07:43:18 PM »
Coming from a vert/street aspect of BMX wheel (trueing) doesnít Get talked about much?
Iíve known countless riders who donít even have a spoke wrench and will literally kick there wheel into true
This I think was an important factor of why the brakeless revolution occurred as it did?


But with street riding psi is a lot lower at times (unless your doing drops) and the low psi can counter a untrue wheel hop?


But with flatland having such high psi I can only imagine that wheel trueness is quite important?



Offline Mambocowboy

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Re: Does wheel trueness effect flatland tricks?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 09:29:40 PM »
Coming from a vert/street aspect of BMX wheel (trueing) doesnít Get talked about much?
Iíve known countless riders who donít even have a spoke wrench and will literally kick there wheel into true
This I think was an important factor of why the brakeless revolution occurred as it did?


But with street riding psi is a lot lower at times (unless your doing drops) and the low psi can counter a untrue wheel hop?


But with flatland having such high psi I can only imagine that wheel trueness is quite important?
I'd imagine since rolling is such a big part of flatland yes... that's why we obsess over tires and rear hubs so much...

Offline metalbmxer

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Re: Does wheel trueness effect flatland tricks?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 10:48:56 PM »
I keep my spokes tight so they won't creak/flex against eachother while i'm riding. I don't really notice wobbles though, but I do mind my bike not being dialed!
Dax (now in NYC)