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    08 Marin East Peak

    Anybody tried fitting an East Peak with a 650B wheel?
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    I'm 99.9% certain Cracked Headtube put a 650b in back of a quad link Marin and confirmed it was a Yes!

    You must be eyeballing some of the frames on ebay right now right?

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    You are correct sir. My LBS has a few of these frames.

    I was hoping somebody had the 411 on these swing arms and if they were all pretty much the same across the product line.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Marin Rift Zone

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    My guess is the frames are all the same and just the components mix reflects the change in price.

    Maybe someone near you has a 650b wheel you can use to confirm.

    Mark

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    Room needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Maybe someone near you has a 650b wheel you can use to confirm.
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    Do you have the measurements needed to fit a Neo?

    I'm guessing fully compressed center of axel to seat tube 14 inches and 4 inches between the stays.

    Don't need much room for mud as I live in a high dessert.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Crash and Burn - have a look at Cracked Headtube's site for some great Marin Quad XC 650b photos/details.

    http://650bpalace.blogspot.com/



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    My LBS had a Large for me to sit on. The frame felt a little small for me. Not that it couldn't work, it just would have some compromises I'm not willing to make right now.

    I'm on the hunt for an XL/19.5 to throw a leg over. Thanks for all your help!

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    rear didn't fit!

    I took my 2009 Mt Vision in and put a wheel on the back. One wheel had a 2.1 Nevegal, the other had a NeoMoto I believe. Anyway, under full compression, both tires rubbed against the seat tube. It wasn't much, and it was under FULL compression, but I fully compress the shock often.

    There seems to be some folks who make it work though. What are you guys doing to make the wheel fit?

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    Back from the dead!
    What year frames are you using? For example the pics above are the "new" Quads, and I seem to think that most of the other reading I have done surrounds the 2006 which was the last year of the former frame (4" travel), and that was a lightly different swingarm than the previous years (going back to 2002 I think?).

    So of course I have a 2004 Rift Zone that is due for some experimentation, but want to have some feeling as to whether ALL the Quads from Marin work, or only a subset of them.

    Thanks
    -Nate

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    Confirmed fit on a 2006 Wolf Ridge so I bet your 2004 Rift Zone would be a go as well.

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    When I tried in initially on my 2008/09 Mount Vision, it didn't look like there was enough clearance at the seat tube, but after riding the mount vision for a while, I've only bottomed out the rear shock once, the rest of time, it sees like there's enough room.

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