FMF brake for 650b conversion
Thanks to all who mentioned these previously. While not as nice as my Avid Ultimates they get the job done for using 650's in a 26" rim brake frame or fork. Lots of adjustment and easy enough to set up. MMcG, you might be interested in these. I think they can still be found on ebay.
could use paul motobmx....
Paul motobmx have enough pad adjustment, but the cable carrier is large and not high enough. So they didn't give enough clearance above the tire when I tried them. Looks like the FMF's may have slightly longer arms, which would give more tire clearance under the cable.
Originally Posted by dRjOn
"And single-speeding 29ers are mountain biking's equivalent of Scientologists..." - Captain Dondo
The Cane Creek brakes could also be made to work by machining a new brake slot. If you look closely at the pick the brakes are mounted onto a modular plate. If you were to make a new plate with a longer slot, I think they could work for 650B rims.
“Those that say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it.”
I have a set of these ordered up!
Thanks again to steelbike and others for pointing out their adjustability capability!!!
These have worked fine for me. I changed out the pads for Kool-Stops which are an improvement over the pads the brake came with. The FMF does not look very fancy but it's great for the adjustments.
Hopefully I'll have a dedicated 650b frame in the spring running discs and then I'll use this on the front of an older Ibis with a 26" fork with a 650b.
Originally Posted by MMcG