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    Cannondale Bad Boy with 650b?

    Do you think it's possible to fit a 650b wheel in a Bad Boy 700 or Ultra frame? Someone tried this? Here is a photo of a Bad Boy 700, it looks like it has good space between the chainstays:


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    looks maybe doable? give it a shot....

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    Since it already handles 700c wheels, what specific reasons as to why it wouldn't it is more the question than if it's possible...Is there something about the frame or fork you have you think might be limiting?
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    Bad Boy Ultra uses the same frame as an F-seris Caffeine, so 650b will work. Not sure about Bad Boy 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Since it already handles 700c wheels, what specific reasons as to why it wouldn't it is more the question than if it's possible...Is there something about the frame or fork you have you think might be limiting?
    The problem might be when using wide mtb tires. The tires on a Bad Boy 700 are not so wide.

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    We have a customer who has an older one. On that bike, a 700x28c tire barely clears the fork crown. The rear has a lot of clearance, but the headshock fork does not. What's the fork look like on your's, as I doubt it would fit in her's.
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    I run a 700X35 on my BB700. Thats about as big as you could go at 700.
    When I swap to the 26 wheels I can run a 2.1 Furious Fred with no probs.

    I been also considering swapping rims to a 650b if I could get a slightly bigger tire in,. So I am curious to see others results.

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