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    Trance 29 to 27.5 conversion - anyone try it?

    Looking for some feedback on how this might go. I get the lower bb height, etc. Not terribly concerned about that yet. I'm hoping to hear some real world experience.

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    No need to make a permanent investment. Just borrow some 27.5 wheels from a friend that fit the frame (same axles, same brake disc diameter) and try it out yourself. I think bb heigh will be a real issue as it's already quite low on the real 27.5 Trance. I myself experience many pedal strikes

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    I'd go for 27.5+ if possible. It makes more sense than 27.5 on a 29er Trance.

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    Seems like an opportunity for pedal strikes and losing teeth in your chainring. Other than that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarinCRO View Post
    I'd go for 27.5+ if possible. It makes more sense than 27.5 on a 29er Trance.
    good idea unfortunately 27.5+ tires while having similar outer diameter compared to 29" will be much wider too and therefore won't clear the frame

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    the issue with Trance 29er is it Geometery is just so not fun.

    IMO there would be no reason though to hamper the bike even more by lowering its BB with smaller wheel that has less rollover.

    Case in point smaller wheel do not mean turn faster, shorter chain stays do.

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    Thanks for the feedback! Don't really know what I'm going to do, but a 27.5+ conversion certainly sounds doable.

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