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    Mountain Cycles Zen 1 650b conversion ... Anyone done it?

    Title says it all...anyone riding or have ridden a Mountain Cycles Zen converted to 650b?

    Thinking of picking one up...but am clueless.

    Some expert help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Boonie

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    I used to own one and I tried to fit the rear but no go too tight. Worked great as a front only and I rode that bike to its grave. Mangled the rear triangle pretty light chainstays. RIP

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    Waterat Pat...too snug on tire width or the circumference of the tire/ heighth in the rear? No way that even Quasi Motos at 2.1 or Vee Rubber Missions at 2.0 would work on the rear?

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    I run 2.2 Geax front & rear 650b you would have to grind the rear triangle brace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonie21 View Post
    Waterat Pat...too snug on tire width or the circumference of the tire/ heighth in the rear? No way that even Quasi Motos at 2.1 or Vee Rubber Missions at 2.0 would work on the rear?
    Yep it has a seatstay bridge that is tight even with a 26" xc tire. Don't be discouraged though just ride it 650B up front and you will get 70% of the benefit. This was one of my favorite bikes especially after I swapped the shock out for a RP23.

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    How much of the bridge can be safely "ground down?". My Geax 26/2.3 is Barrow Mtn right at the line.

    I have 05 zen

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