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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:17 pm 
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So, how did you manage to fit the 29" wheel in your 26" forks without the tyre touching the brace long before the axle was in the dropouts?
Unless they're Mavericks, in which case you'll get a rude awakening when the tyre hits the crown on full compression......

If you just fitted the 26" wheel in the 29" forks then you've ended up with the same axle-crown dimension but 50mm less travel.
So not the find of the century then.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Hasn't the OP described changing the forks rather than the wheels I.e. a 29 wheel and fork in the 26 bike?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:39 pm 
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yes 26 inch wheel on a 29er fork and I cant tell the difference although I'm sure this cant be as straight forwards as that and I cant believe nobody else hasn't stumbled on this So I must be Cycling God problys.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Obviously you never use more than 100mm of your 150mm travel, if you can't tell the difference.

Or you is teh awsumz.....or maybe not.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:29 pm 
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sweet baby Jesus, what's going on here? :?

a frame designed for a 26" wheel and suspension fork?

fitted with a 26" wheel and 29'er fork?

does this not mean similar length fork (500mm) but now with less travel? (100mm vs 150mm)??

hmmm.... :facepalm:


handy if you want to do some XC riding and have a 29'er fork laying around the place, otherwise pretty pointless, they make 26" forks for this sort of thing.
The "norm" is fitting a 29'er fork and wheel to a frame designed for 26" front wheel = a 69'er.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:40 pm 
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The stanchion length is nothing to do with the travel, only obviously must exceed it. Some makes have travel + 15mm, others have more or less. Your 29er 100mm travel fork is still just 100mm travel unless it was capable of being converted and has been.

Try taking all the air out if it is an air shock and measure the travel.


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