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This sucker is a monster.........just put it on and had to move to the wheel almost all the way to the rear just so the tire wouldn't rub the shock guard. It is a big beeotch! It absolutely dwarfs my old michelin 120/90. Doesn't rub anywhere (yet!), guess I'll find out for sure this weekend. :cry:

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The diameter is still 90, right? Should be wider, but not taller.

The 120 portion is the width measured in MM. The 90 portion is profile and is a percentage of the width. So would a 120 width would measure 108mm from bead to max diameter. Where a 110/90 would be 99mm in profile from bead to max diameter.

Why they do it that way I have absolutely no idea :cry:

And the whole thing is kind of subject to Manufacturers trends too. Maxxis/Cheng Shin have always run big size wise. Yokahama woud also be one that runs larger than average.

Not to mention the acutal knob size is larger too.

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Dood, this thing is bodasious!. It is at least an inch taller and half an inch wider than the Michelin! I straddled the bike after putting it on and almost dumped it! (vertically challanged). I figured that there would be no problem since it was the "same size", but I guess tires are like shoes........every manufacturer has their own specs. I'm looking forward to trying it out this weekend. I think my main problem will be keeping the front end on the ground! :cry:

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IT's are awesome tires...I will be slappin a new set on in a few minutes with my new tire changer...should be a walk in the park...or hsould I say roost through the park

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I dunno about Shawn's but mine kicked ass! I should have a few available in a couple weeks, powder coated, height adjustable, delrin pad.

Checked the valves, washed the bikes and popped on 2 fresh IT's on about an hour...tires were cold and I use 2 bead locks.

Changing a tire on the ground or on a bicket/trashcan sucks once youve used a tire stand/changer...

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OK, send me a pic of your tire changer.........I wrestled with mine for 45 minutes before I got it on!

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