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    Another cost effective 27.5" conversion

    My wife's Sette Derro 2.0 converted to 27.5 (I prefer 650B)
    This is a small frame 15", steep head & seat angle, with 100mm travel front & rear.
    I've ridden it and believe me, the wheel size truly improves the roll over capabilities of this bike.

    The other pictured here is my Trek Fuel EX converted to 650B. I really love how this handles, it's been a great conversion for me. Now I can wait and save up for my next dream bike which I hope to buy in 2014 or '15. Too many coming out this year to buy right now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutbert View Post
    My wife's Sette Derro 2.0 converted to 27.5 (I prefer 650B)
    This is a small frame 15", steep head & seat angle, with 100mm travel front & rear.
    I've ridden it and believe me, the wheel size truly improves the roll over capabilities of this bike.

    The other pictured here is my Trek Fuel EX converted to 650B. I really love how this handles, it's been a great conversion for me. Now I can wait and save up for my next dream bike which I hope to buy in 2014 or '15. Too many coming out this year to buy right now!


    Nice. How about some pics of chain/seat stay clearance on the Sette?

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    Derro 2.0 27.5r

    This is a Vee Mission 2.10 tire, inflated to 28 lbs, tubeless. I deflated the rear shock entirely to see if the tire rubbed on the seat tube, I thought it would rub the derailleur cable retainer, it did not so all is good to go here too!
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    If you have tire clearance to spare when fully compressed, you might want to look into using offset reducers to lower the BB and slacken the head angle a bit. 1mm of offsett gives 2-3mm lower BB, and it really makes a difference.

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    Clearance in the rear is still limited to 2.2 tires.

    I put 2.2 27.5 Continental X-Kings on there, but had to saw off the cable hanger on the downtube. Works for me as I'm running 1x10.

    In the front I use a 2008 Rockshox SID 120. I probably have about 7mm of clearance front and rear. Have taken some 3-4ft drops, bottomed out front and rear shocks, and haven't rubbed anything.


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