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    650b wheel on a 29er fork?

    hi, I was wondering if a 650b wheel would fit on a 29er fork. the reason I would do this is because ther is a better range of 29er forks than there are 650b forks. I was particularly looking at the Rockshox XC28 Magtk. I know this has been covered in other forums but not clearly enough. and would a 650b wheel fit on a 26" wheel?

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    As long as your axle matches the dropouts, a smaller wheel should always fit in a bigger fork.

    As far as a bigger wheel in a smaller fork, you might have to provide some very specific wheels/tire/fork combinations to find out here.

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    I am currently running a 650b fork on my 29er fork and it seems to be working well enough

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    In order to keep the geometry the same, you'd have to size down on the 29er fork. Consider a 26 fork that will take a 650b instead.

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    650b wheel on a 29er fork?

    Quote Originally Posted by yetilover View Post
    hi, I was wondering if a 650b wheel would fit on a 29er fork. the reason I would do this is because ther is a better range of 29er forks than there are 650b forks. I was particularly looking at the Rockshox XC28 Magtk. I know this has been covered in other forums but not clearly enough. and would a 650b wheel fit on a 26" wheel?
    Quote Originally Posted by yetilover View Post
    I am currently running a 650b fork on my 29er fork and it seems to be working well enough
    You need to proofread you posts better. You can not use a wheel on a wheel or a fork on a fork.

    Also need to know what bike you have.

    If this is a 26" frame you are going to slacken the frame angles quite a bit.

    For the same amount of travel (and the same basic model fork), a 29er fork is about 35mm longer (~2 degree slacker frame angles).

    Add the 650B wheel/tire. Add another 12mm to the front end height (~0.75 degree).

    Total of nearly 3 degrees slacker head tube and seat tube angles. Enough to turn a well handling bike into a wheelbarrow in a sand pit.
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    Axle to Crown.....something to keep in mind.

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    sorry i'll be sure to proofread next time.
    I haven't noticed much change (although I don't think im experienced enough to notice it anyway)

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