MX rims are usually hella skinny and huge to boot. on an MX bike a 21" diameter rim is not uncommon at all. Also the trar tire on a dirt bike is usually as skinny if not skinnier than the front tire of a road bike. Finally, MX rims take different spokes, thinner and some a lot less than a road tire would. IF you are considering these rims I would suggest you match them up to your current ones as best you could.quote:
What's the difference between motocross rims and road bike rims? Are flanged much better than non-flanged? I saw this ad on Craigslist and was wondering if they're worth looking in to.
Edited by - Tom W. on Mar 03 2006 4:56:22 PM
In my opinion flanged is better because the tire stays on the rim when you have a flat. Most modern street spoked rims are flanged.