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    700c tires on 650b wheels

    will this combo work I would like to put some good road tires on my mt bike wheels

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    No this will not work. the bead seat diameter of 700c=622mm, while 650B=584mm.
    If you wan road tires Maxxis makes some 26" slick tires.
    If you're running disc brakes on your MTB, some frames and some forks will fit a 700c wheel with road tire without a problem. This would void any warranty for you frame or fork during use, though.

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    Thanks Cracked Headtube. I was thinking that was the case. Also do you have a soul cylces Icon frame bike? I thought I saw one in a post you had or maybe it was just link to one in one of your posts. I am thinking about building up a 650b hardtail and just wanted to know what they were like.

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    FWIW, there are good road tires available for 650b wheels...

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    Tims, yes I do have an Icon. It gets swapped between 26 and 650B wheels. 26 for aggro type bombing riding, and 650B for trail.
    https://650bpalace.blogspot.com/search?q=icon
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclotography/3186245212/" title="650B Soul Cycles Icon by Cracked Headtube, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/3186245212_8517fc1771.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="650B Soul Cycles Icon" /></a>
    More images in my flickr photostream. click the image to take you there. The Soul Hooligan also accepts a 650b

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