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A Sunday Wave-C with 22 inch wheels?

8 05 2014

Bmx Museum member 77rider recently posted a build that is garnering a lot of attention.

It’s a Sunday Wave-C built up with 22″ S&M Pitchforks, 22″ Revenge wheels and some special one-off custom brakes (with extended arms).

How did this mad scientist tinkering affect the ride?

Switching out the forks and wheels served to steepen the head tube and lower the bottom bracket.

Sunday Wave C with 22in wheels

According to the forum thread, 77rider really likes how it handles:

I am a 20″ guy at heart. I have a 24″ Wave C and love it,but it just feels a little odd for me. So that got me thinking, if I like a 20 and the 24; a 22″ would be the shit.

Boy, was I right. This is just what I was looking for. I rode it for a couple minutes tonight before ball practice and fell in love.

This is definitely an interesting hybrid of the 24/22″ worlds.

Sunday Wave C 24 22 hybrid back end(Check 22-Inch BMX for more pics of this build)

Wonder if we’ll start to see more experimentation of this nature, now that people start seeing what’s possible with forum threads and posts like this.

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5 responses

8 05 2014
Buddy

Looks right, I don’t think the headtube is steeper since both the wheels are the same size.

12 05 2014
filthpigskin

It actually is steeper because the 22″ forks are shorter than the 24″ forks.

23 05 2014
Buddy

So are the wheels. The frame still sits level, you can put 20 inch wheels and a 20 inch fork on it and the head tube would still be 74.5.

27 05 2014
filthpigskin

Sorry but nope, if it had the 24″ fork with any same-sized wheel set it would keep it’s 74.5* angle, but the shorter forks cause the front end to “fall” forward, thus causing it to have a steeper head tube angle, despite wheel size. 77rider says as much in the thread linked above (and right below).
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=492296&p=44

2 07 2014
Eric

I just bought one that he built, and it rides amazing. Pure genius!

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