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    2011 element 70 msl and 650b? Possible?

    Can I run 650b wheels on a 2011 element 70 msl? If so what are the mos or limitations?

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    I think that has been asked before, but I couldn't find the thread. If I remember correctly the RSL could be used with a 650B wheel but the extra travel of the MSL would mean that the tire hits the seat tube. There were also some limitations on tire size.

    found it...

    26 vs 650b vs 29 Element?
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    The carbon version has less chain stay clearance than the alloy bike - a lot less. The carbon bike I tried would fit a 2.0" tyre maximum. My alloy conversion fits a 2.25 easily. Both versions the tyre hits the seat tube on full compression, so I had my shock shimmed to 110 mm which doesn't feel any different to the 120 mm stock with 26" wheels. It rides superbly.
    Rocky should develop this a bit further. A carbon front end with Al rear, 120 mm travel, low bottom bracket with the same angles ( keep STA steep). Rocky would sell loads.
    Hope that helps
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    I use since last year a 2012 MSL (carbon rear) with Schwalbe Racing Ralph and Rocket Ron in 2,25 " on Crest Rim without problems. The only thing i had to do, was to shorten the rear travel (~ 3,5 mm shim).
    Freedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedi View Post
    I use since last year a 2012 MSL (carbon rear) with Schwalbe Racing Ralph and Rocket Ron in 2,25 " on Crest Rim without problems. The only thing i had to do, was to shorten the rear travel (~ 3,5 mm shim).
    Freedi
    freedi, can you show a picture of this shim and describe how to do?

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