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    Saw somebody convert a Pivot Mach 429 to 650B anybody else try it?

    I am really lusting after the Pivot 429 but am only 5'6" and much prefer the 650B tire. Not sure if I should wait for Pivot to release a low travel 650B bike or try and convert the 429C to 650B. Looking for opinions and comments from people who have done this conversion.

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    Chuck

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    I haven't done that conversion, but I've ridden a few Mach 429's and one 429c, as well as my own 26>>650b conversions, in rocky Austin TX, and I think you'd end up with much too low of a bb unless you're strictly riding smooth flowy trails.

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    That would be a very low BB height. Not ideal. You could try a Blur XCC. The suspension is similar and it would give a fairly good bottom bracket height.

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    This is a little out of thread, but I put a 650b wheel on the front of my medium mach 5.7 carbon and couldn't be happier with it. I'm 5'7" and it fits and rides like a dream.

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    Yeah, I have a buddy with a 5.7. I've been telling him for a long time to put a 650b wheel on the front.... he stressed, researched, over-analyzed, stressed some more.... finally did it and loves it.

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    Anyone try a 650b on the rear of a Mach 5.7? the chain stay length is only 1/10" shorter on the 5.7 than the 6.0.

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    Doismellbac

    Is your 650b conversion done with a mach 5.7 aluminum.
    I have a mach 5.7 aluminum in small and considering a conversion.
    How did you achieve the conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by procos View Post
    I am really lusting after the Pivot 429 but am only 5'6" and much prefer the 650B tire. Not sure if I should wait for Pivot to release a low travel 650B bike or try and convert the 429C to 650B. Looking for opinions and comments from people who have done this conversion.

    Thanks,

    Chuck
    Back on topic, the M6 is out.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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