Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9

    Can I get a 650B front in a 26 fork?

    Hello

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

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    783
    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?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    5,369
    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.
    Carver 420 TI
    13 Lenz Lunchbox punkass

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9
    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.

    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. 650b Front / 26" Rear vs. 650B Front & Rear?
    By michaelsnead in forum 27.5
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM
  2. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 01:35 PM
  3. HD 160 with a 650b on front?
    By rshalit in forum Ibis
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-07-2011, 10:48 AM
  4. Full 650B or 650B Front and 26" Rear Siren Song?
    By DekerfTeamST in forum 27.5
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 10:16 AM
  5. White Brothers 650b Fork / My Decision to Go 650b
    By dieselcruiserhead in forum 27.5
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 12:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •