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  • #51092

    baruch fishman
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    Hi,

    So i am about 6’0 tall and 190lb riding an old margay with a 40mm axle .

    My question is there any advantages of upgrading to a 50mm axle? and what would they be?

    Thanks

    #51100

    TJ Koyen
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    50mm felt more stable when we first tried them during the big changeover. Might be better for your size. Other than that, most new karts are coming with a 50mm setup.

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    #51105

    Walt Gifford
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    The only reason you should go to a 50mm is if you can’t get a soft enough axle in 40mm. At the sticky euro tracks they were breaking/bending 40mm axles that were too soft so they went to 50mm. I’m 6’1″ 200 Lbs. and I run a medium 40mm on an old (06) Margay.

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    #51118

    baruch fishman
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    Thanks !

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