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    Hmmm...something seems strange here...

    Something's not quite right with my Sweetspot...


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    I don't know.. She looks pretty dang sweeet to me!!!
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    No brakes and 650b wheels ... look how high the BB is on that thing
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

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    brakes are for wusses! i've seen in a movie about biking! LOL! just use the shoe!
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    It has brakes now, but still no real test ride yet. The SID definitely does not accommodate this size of tire. BB raised 0.375." I'm curious to see how it all works together. Eventually...


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    So I finally got a ride on the new wheels. I had to swap out the front fork, so the ride was done with a 2008 Fox F100R on the front. Bike gained about 2 lb with this conversion, but at least one pound of that is in the tires. The Cobras are heavy compared to what I had on the bike in 26er. Short review is: This was a success! I rode on a trail where I have never used this bike, so I can't really give a great back to back, but the bike rolled well (perhaps one sees what one wants to see?), and the geometry changes (higher BB, more trail) took away that bit of twitchiness that HG's have in stock form. Bike was still very nimble (trail was very tight) and very stable. If you're a hardcore fan of the very quick steering of the Sweetspot, you might not like this. I prefer the linearity of this setup so far - looking forward to a ride on my official test trail to learn more, but so far, so good. I like the changes and probably will keep the tires even though they are heavy. We'll see.
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    Interesting CTB! I've been considering running 27.5 on my 4Banger too as there's a fair bit of clearance on it.

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    I still need to write an update on this (much to say), but I would say no way, no how on a 4-Banger. The 26" rear tire on mine already contacts the carbon arm at full compression.

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    4banger would be a tight fit.. even for the rocket 88 would be stretching it i think
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    I'll do a test fit at some point and show some pictures, but the problem is that you'd have to crank the BB up so high for the tire to not hit the carbon arm that you'd end up with a bike that probably doesn't work at all. Of course, I've wondered the same about the folks that have Straight 6's - I'm running 4.7" of rear travel on mine, and to run any more, I'd have to make the head angle very steep (it's about 69.5 now) and raise the BB a ton. The wheel path on a Lawwill suspension moves it closer to the seatstay yoke as it moves through the travel, so bigger wheels don't package well at all.

    I've learned in my Sweetspot experiment just how much slapping on 650B's with no other changes slows down a bike's handling. Great if you felt the bike was hyperactive initially, but not so great if you are looking to maintain race speed. Again, I do need to post an update on this. I've done a bunch of test runs and changes. Stay tuned.

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    Looks great. I have similar plans for my sweetspot.
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    Thanks. I'm horribly delinquent with posting a ride review of the change, which I'll probably change back.

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    Ride review!!!

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    Wildly overdue...sorry...

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