I'm bidding on a set of talon/excel wheels for my DRZs model which has pretty much been transformed into a pure off road bike: IMS tank, remove all the extras, lighter weight parts, 13/47 gearing, etc. I figured the wheel set would be a nice addition and good weight savings.
My question is regarding rear wheel sizes for off road riding. I know most mx bikes come with the 19/21, but the drz comes with 18/21. I understand that a taller hoop will roll over the bumps easier so with that thinking would a 19" rear wheel make sense?
Are there different schools of thought for off road wheel sizes or is it pretty much standard, 17" for supermoto, 18" for on/off road, and 19 for dirt?
You know, I usually just ride the bike and don't think about such things, but now that I'm ready to plunk down some cash for a new wheel set I thought I should look into it.