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  1. #1
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    Can I get a 650B front in a 26 fork?


    Aside from clearence and a geometry change, are there other issues in getting a 650b to work in a standard 26 fork?

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    I believe a 650B is 584mm and a 26 is 559mm so the overall difference is 1" which means a 1/2" in radius. So depending and what kind of tire you're using and the particular I'd say maybe. Why do you want to do this?

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    You skipped http://forums.mtbr.com/27-5/ to get here, better thread to ask in.
    But it depends, seems to work with Fox forks and not Rock shock in general.
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    oops.... sorry headed to the other list

    As to the question about why... I have a FS that I don't ride that much due to location. I'm looking for a steel HT and was haeded towards a 29er or Bside. I came across a Indy Fab used frame and started thinking about doing a stiff setup with a carbon fork and an oversize front wheel. I was just wondering if there was any chance to swap front wheels between both bikes.


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