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    Recommend a disc-only 26" mtb frame that fits 700x42 tires

    Can anyone recommend a disc-only 26" hardtail frame that will fit a 700x42 in the rear stays?
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    Only one i can think of

    is the Salsa Ala Carte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    is the Salsa Ala Carte.
    I think I've read that before and forgot, thanks for mentioning it.

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    I have a feeling that the newer Treks or Fisher 26" frames may because they don't have seatstay or brakestay bridges, but don't have one to test.

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    Seen it done to a Surly 1x1. I think the Surly Troll has the same amount of room.

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    The Troll should easily be able to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike View Post
    Seen it done to a Surly 1x1. I think the Surly Troll has the same amount of room.
    Neither are disc-only, but I know they fit a lot of tire.

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    Any reason it has to be a 26" frame? Wouldn't a 29er frame be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    Any reason it has to be a 26" frame? Wouldn't a 29er frame be easier.
    I already have a rigid 445mm fork I'd like to build this around and wouldn't mind the shorter wheelbase of a 26" bike and I think they are more flickable. I have run a few of my 26" hardtails with 700x28 and 700x32 tires for years and love 'em.

    The only 29ers that I know would work with this 445mm fork would be the early Raliegh XXIX (heavy frame) or an OS Blackbuck (not cheap).

    Besides, I figured a used 26" hardtail are less desirable and hence "should" be cheaper than a 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike View Post
    Seen it done to a Surly 1x1. I think the Surly Troll has the same amount of room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound View Post
    I have a feeling that the newer Treks or Fisher 26" frames may because they don't have seatstay or brakestay bridges, but don't have one to test.
    If you happen into a steel frame that fits your other needs, you can move the bridge up and out of the way. To completely skip the bridge sounds kinda crazy to me, but I`m not an engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    If you happen into a steel frame that fits your other needs, you can move the bridge up and out of the way. To completely skip the bridge sounds kinda crazy to me, but I`m not an engineer.
    I have a Werks Haro Werks SS that I could do this to but I'd have to wait for an Alfine wheel.

    if it were brazed and not tig welded I might have already.

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    I have a 1x1 that I have done 700c 37mm tires but I thought the bike handled funny with that set up. I prefer it with 26" tires.

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    Mine did not ride weird. I like the fact that it was a lower center on gravity.

    But then I found this bike true Identity meet the Joker

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    That is sexy...
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