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    All mountain hardtail 29 build

    So, I'm trying to build an all mountain hardtail 29er with 140mm travel but want to use the wheelset off my 2014 enduro. It has 142+ spacing and I will still be riding it so altering the wheels to the point where they will not work on it would be bad. Anyone know of a slack hardtail that would accept 142+ spacing?

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    Niner ROS9, have one built up 142x12 with Pike at 140mm though its SS, super fun bike

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    142 + is a proprietary wheel spacing from specialized and as far as I know won't work with a typical 142 spacing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450 View Post
    142 + is a proprietary wheel spacing from specialized and as far as I know won't work with a typical 142 spacing bike.
    So maybe there a new rear hub could work? Could I make a hope pro2 work with both bikes via spacers?

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    It'll work fine. Put a 2mm spacer (a pair of pedal washers is perfect) between the drive-side hub and the dropout.

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    No dice. This is exactly why specialized does this type of spacing. So you can only run their products.
    Oops. sounds like someone might have found an answer for you. Good to know!

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    I've run Specialized 142+ wheels on several 142x12 frames. Works fine as outlined above.

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    Damnit specialized. Oh well. Sounds like a good excuse to get a new hub anyway. Thanks for the help.

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    Well, I'm gonna shoot for a 142mm dropout and hope I can make something work. Maybe I'll try it out with the 142+ first and if it doesn't work I'll get a hub.

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    Did you read above?

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    Yeah. I will find a 142x12 frame and try my wheel first.

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    Hard Eddie?

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    142 plus works on my Iis ripley with 2 pedal spacers on the drive side. Goes to show that 142 plus is food for more than just specialized bikes

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    I really dig my Kona Honzo with a 34 140.
    Other candidates: Canfield N9 or EPO or Yelli. All great.

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