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    650b wheels in 29er frame/fork?

    Has anyone tried putting 650b wheels "front and back" on a 29er? I know that 29ers are "supposed" to be more confidence inspiring in the corners but I find that it is the total opposite for me. I'm thinking that I would like the lower center of gravity that the 650b wheels would provide. What do ya'll think?

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    It will lower the BB and pedal clearance 1/2 inch, which is a lot. And you'd still have the slow handling of the extra long wheelbase. Much better to convert a 26'er, 1/2 inch more pedal clearance maintaining quick handling is usually an improvement for trail bike riders.

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    It won't work well.

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