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    The hurdle even for 27.5 is chainstay length and clearance with a big tire. Riders who like Demos with Butcher 2.5s aren't gonna like a 27.5" rear wheel. My V10 has a pretty generous chainstay and I wouldn't want any longer but even on it there's not much clearance with a 2.7 Minion so it would have to get longer for a bigger wheel. The obvious answer is 26 rear, 27.5 front but are the masses willing to accept a bike with 2 different size wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    The hurdle even for 27.5 is chainstay length and clearance with a big tire. Riders who like Demos with Butcher 2.5s aren't gonna like a 27.5" rear wheel. My V10 has a pretty generous chainstay and I wouldn't want any longer but even on it there's not much clearance with a 2.7 Minion so it would have to get longer for a bigger wheel. The obvious answer is 26 rear, 27.5 front but are the masses willing to accept a bike with 2 different size wheels?
    What's the stay length on your V10?

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    Well put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    what's the stay length on your v10?
    17.3"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    17.3"
    OK.

    My 29" DH bike 17.2" stays.

    It also has 2.6" tires on 30mm rims, with plenty of clearance to the CS bridge, SS bridge, and seat tube (at full compression).

    Not trying to be 'that guy', honest. Just pointing out that proper DH geo isn't as hard with a bigger wheel as some folks are making it out to be.

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    Wow! What frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Wow! What frame?


    He's also made a few 29/27.5 versions of this chassis. My 5'4" SO rode a full 29 at WP and CB for a few days but was happier on 29/27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post


    He's also made a few 29/27.5 versions of this chassis. My 5'4" SO rode a full 29 at WP and CB for a few days but was happier on 29/27.5.
    It so wanna try one of these bad boys out!

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