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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:17 pm 
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I know it sounds daft and I think I know the answer, but are forks, wheel size specific or can they be converted to run bigger wheels. Basically can I convert the fork on a boardman which is a 26er to run 29 in wheels?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:52 pm 
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They are specific for brake bosses. However you could run a road wheel in an MTB fork. Obviously you'd need disc brakes... :wink:

If you have a very tall fork (say 420 a/c) then a 700c MTB wheel might fit.
However, remember that you are also effectively altering the trail of the steering by putting in a bigger wheel, so handling will change.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:27 pm 
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I can't get my 650b wheel in my SIDS :? That is with an off road tyre though.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:10 am 
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Suspension forks are a lot less tolerant due to the bridge - it's only rigids where you stand a chance to fit a bigger wheel. I should have made that clear in my post.


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