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    Quote Originally Posted by rmckeaveney View Post
    I didn't read all 51 pages, so I apologize if it's already listed. Does anyone know if the 26" 2013 carbon Cannondale Jekyll w/ 150mm Talas will fit 27.5 wheels?
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    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
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    Ok i did search every page, no confirmation of the jekyll. I've seen elsewhere mentioned that it will fit a 2.1 But couldn't find anything here.
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    I have a 2006 Manitou R7 comp 100mm, will this fit a 27.5? if so, how wide

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    Add to list (if I haven't already)...

    - late model K2 Lithiums, fit into the 2.3 width range, checked with Kenda Honey Badgers
    - british version Rock Lobster hardtails have clearance enough for 2.35 widths (again checked with HoneyBadgers)
    - 2006-ish Gary Fisher Big Surs will fit 2.1s like Kenda Slant Six or Schwalbe RocketRon
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight View Post
    Add to list (if I haven't already)...

    - late model K2 Lithiums, fit into the 2.3 width range, checked with Kenda Honey Badgers
    - british version Rock Lobster hardtails have clearance enough for 2.35 widths (again checked with HoneyBadgers)
    - 2006-ish Gary Fisher Big Surs will fit 2.1s like Kenda Slant Six or Schwalbe RocketRon
    Any access via your friends/connetions to a Balfa Belair DeeEight? If so, could you test for fit?

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    will a 2000 Specialized stumpjumber m2 size 15.5 work with 650b tires? Thanks

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I recently converted my Rocky Mountain RSL 70 made 2011 to 650B. I'm using a Conti Race King 2.0. Lovin the new ride and the Rush rolls amazing over the rocky rooty stuff that I used to stall with 26er's.

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    Still loving the Slingshot conversion. It's friggen perfect.



    Now as a singlespeed and with a little more front braking oomf (and my search for another Cane Creek Direct Curve 5 linear pull brake continues).


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    Wondering if anyone has checked or could check on the more updated/recent Rocky Mountain Element, from say 2011-2013. There are a few of these local to me for good prices. Thanks!

    Example: 2012 Rocky Mountain Element 30 Bike - Reviews, Comparisons, Specs - Mountain Bikes - Vital MTB
    Looking for the person who tapped and pinned a set of Shimano A530 pedals - can't find the thread! Shoot me a PM. Thanks!

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    can anyone ever tried specilized camber 26 and specialized pitch 26 convert to 27,5 tire? sori if same question asked, thanks for the answer

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    Evil DOC conversion update - added a suspension fork:List of 27.5 Compatible 26ers-doc-front-suspension-single-speed.jpg

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    My 2000 Balfa Minuteman Project - 650b rear with 2.40 Mavic Quest Tire and B+ish front with 2.8 Trailblazer. Fork is a 100mm Manitou Minute 29er - set up 32:20 for now.List of 27.5 Compatible 26ers-minuteman-project.jpg

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    I just converted the wife's Fuji Belle to a 650B. A new pair of 27.5” specific forks made the switch less daunting, however still found the Kenda Slant 6 (2.1) rubbed the cross brace slightly for the first ride.
    I just ordered a Quasi-Moto 2.0 which should take care of that.


    26er



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    My only dilemma..
    This bike as pitched as a “designed for a woman" frame and was said to have tighter and shorter geo, specifically for women riders. However, by raising the front end (120mm to a 140mm fork on top of 26 to 27.5 wheel stance) and raising the BB (CoG), this messed with the geometry so much so that the wife no longer likes it..

    Just for fun, I added a longer stem (120 vs 80) and must say it’s a brilliant ride.
    Now, in order to save my man-card, I’m on the hunt for a cool enough decal to cover up the “designed for women" decal on the frame..

    Besides, the wife doesn't really use the bike that much anyway...
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    Quasi-Moto 2.0 vs Slant 6 2.1

    I was too close for comfort with my slant 6 (2.1) and was advised the Quasi Moto 2.0 had a much smaller radius and was the tire of choice for 26 conversions..

    Nope...

    Slant 6 2.1



    Quasi Moto 2.0

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    Novara Float

    With so many affordable 27.5 bikes out there these days, you'd think that there would be less of a reason for anyone to convert. Well, the availability of 27.5 bikes also means more wheelset take offs as well as forks out on the 2nd hand market.

    Anyhow, I was taking a look at my old Novara float and thought... that's quite the amount of space back there.



    Sure, it's a pretty tiny Geax 26x2.1 Sturdy, but I thought I'd swing by the LBS to test fit.



    My phone was acting up that day (google play services force closing every second), so I wasn't able to get the best angles. The Giant 27.5x2.1 cleared nicely and felt great.

    That prompted me to actually do the conversion using a friend's take off parts and some $20 a piece eBay tires.

    I purchased a Panaracer Swoop 27.5x2.1 which fit fine tubed. However, I tubeless everything, and the tire case expanded a bit more so there is a bit of rub at my desired commuting PSI on the seat stay when I'm off the bike. Surprisingly, it doesn't rub at all when I put weight on it. The wheel/tire sort of centers itself.

    At 30psi and under, it doesn't rub at all and hooks up really well in the corners. I dare say as well as my Bronson. Jumps and 3-4' drops to flats are also not a problem.

    I'd run a lower psi all day if I didn't also commute on this thing. I ride up curbs and stairs on a daily basis, and I think I'm having rim hits at that psi, but I can't be 100%. When I look down, I take the weight off the back, so I go up fine, but when I'm blasting up stairs like a ramp, either my suspension is bottoming out, I'm hitting rim, or my trailer hitch is bouncing up and down my seat tube. Knowing me, I'll probably end up having to take video to know for sure.



    I'm sure every 27.5x1.95 fits, probably most 2.0, and some 2.1 tires.

    It's definitely has giving my beater a 2nd life while being very affordable.
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    I don't know if this had already been posted or not. Can an 09 GT Avalanche be converted?

    Cheers.

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    It looks like it's been done before..

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    I don't know if this had already been posted or not. Can an 09 GT Avalanche be converted?

    Cheers.

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    The FrankenButcher continued... 2011 SC Butcher (size large)... with a 2015 Fox Float 36 27.5 160mm... feels plush! And everything on here will swap over to the newer Nomad 650b when this frame finally gives.

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    I've posted this before, but took some decent pics last night.














    410mm fork. Stays are 420mm (16.5"), BB height just under 12" as shown.

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    Wow...I was just patient enough to scan all 55 pages of this thread looking for anyone with a Scott spark old model (2011 or below) converted to 650b. I have a 2011 spark 10 size large seriously thinking about fitting a 27.5 tire so I was wondering if the people I've found doing that in this thread are still riding this setup? and if so, success? I found in some other thread that the 27.5 tire might hit the seat tube at full compression...anyone experienced that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti View Post
    I've posted this before, but took some decent pics last night.














    410mm fork. Stays are 420mm (16.5"), BB height just under 12" as shown.
    That is flipin sweet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFC View Post
    That is flipin sweet...
    Yeah, it was a lot of fun. Just sold the frame/fork to get a fat bike, but still have the geared wheels (shameless plug) if anybody here wants to convert their 26er. Disk and Rim compatible.

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    Gary Fisher Wahoo

    Just finished upgrading my Wahoo. 27.5 inch wheels fit fine with Schwalbe 2.25 tires, and I did upgrade the fork to a RS 30 - 27.5. BB measure 13 inches, and the whole thing weighs in at 29 lbs.

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    Maybe, but the real issue could be the rim brakes... There may not be enough movement in the brake to fit the larger rim and it may well be nigh impossible to find a decent rim brake rim/wheel. I built a Velocity Synergy set for my wife several years ago but the rims were tough to find even then. It may be worth your while to upgrade to disc for an easier conversion. That is, if you haven't already for other reasons.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    You'll have to check the distance from the rear drop out to where your chain stays come together. You're looking for at least 14 inches of clearance. Even with that, the front derailleur didn't fit so I went to a one by drive train. Not a problem for me as I was going to do this anyway. Disc brakes will be necessary too. I upgraded everything on my bike from bars to bottom bracket and did it for around $500, but I was planning for that already.

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    Has Anybody tried 275 on a 2012 Specialized Enduro 26 ???

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    Finally finished a 650b conversion of my 2008 Titus Switchblade. The transformation turned-out great, performance is stunning! I had to do a little machine work on the Horst System rocker arms to accept a modern standard size Fox Float TCD, which is now working superbly. Checkout the pics documenting the conversion....isn't she purdy

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