The MACHINE will accommodate a massive 3″ tire on the rear-swingarm. The most popular tire size used today is approximately 2.35”, meaning that mud clogging becomes a thing of the past.
Advantages of larger tires
The large tire has more air volume which gives us more low-speed damping and comfort. Tire width influences the feel, performance, and support of your bike at lower speeds. Running a wider tire typically offers more excellent stability and grip when riding technical section, lose ground and when cornering. Having a wider tire will create a larger surface area on the ground, improving balance.
Disadvantages of larger tires
As good as wide tires are they do have some drawbacks. They are heavier, which can slow down acceleration and the undamped rebound is a bit of a problem if you are a speedster. Also, the bigger tire will reduce the amount of tire clearance on your rear-swingarm or fork. We have done our best to minimize this problem for the average rider. If your trails often consist of sticky mud you might suffer from some clogging with a 3” tire.
In conclusion, you need to think about the type of rider you are and balance up comfort, grip, and speed. If you like to race then something along the lines of an average size tire of 2.3 ” might suit, but if you are a beginner or a riding looking for more grip and comfort then bigger can be better.