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    24" on a 26" frame? (Yes I tried to search already)

    Tried to search, but I don't think the search includes numbers so I didn't get too far...

    I have a 14.5 Trek bruiser I've been slowly upgrading, and I'm doing only park/street on it. I've been wondering about 24" wheels for this application, and if you could simply throw some one a 26" bike, as long as you're using disc-brakes. Would the BB be intolerably low, or not too much of a difference?

    Any thoughts on this would be appreciated...

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    What is the bb height with 26's? It will be about an inch lower with 24's. Tires and fork will also affect the height. Some people like lower bb's, some like higher.
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    Not worth pimping the Bruiser IMO. Ride it until it dies and then upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ---->SWERVE76<----
    What is the bb height with 26's? It will be about an inch lower with 24's. Tires and fork will also affect the height. Some people like lower bb's, some like higher.
    BB height from ground to bottom of shell is at 12.5" with stock 120mm fork and Kenda Kiniptions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    Not worth pimping the Bruiser IMO.
    Explain? The frame feels perfect to me, and has proven itself by taking much abuse so far. Not that it matters to me, but I've also seen quite a few excellent/pro riders on this frame (in videos, etc)

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    First, your BB will be too low IMO. 11.5 is LOW.

    That frame just isn't a bike that IMO would be cool with 24" wheels. If you're gonna go 24s you may as well build the bike around them, IE have short stays, so it'll ride like a 24" bike should.

    You could put a pro on a Huffy and they'd tear it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    First, your BB will be too low IMO. 11.5 is LOW.

    That frame just isn't a bike that IMO would be cool with 24" wheels. If you're gonna go 24s you may as well build the bike around them, IE have short stays, so it'll ride like a 24" bike should.
    Ok cool, thanks for the reasoning.

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    You could put a pro on a Huffy and they'd tear it up.
    Exactly.

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