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Smaller wheels are proportionately stronger than bigger wheels, which is good for hard riding. Smaller wheels are also easier to accelerate, which is good for short distances and frequent stops. Smaller wheels can be fitted in a smaller frame, which makes the bike all over more manouverable, which is also good for tight racing, tricks and jumps.

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Q: Why do BMX bikes have smaller wheels?
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