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    Can i covert my Paragon?

    I have 2007 Fisher Paragon and I wanted to get some of that low end torque back I had from my 26er. Has anybody ever place a 26 inch wheel in the rear of a Paragon or even a 650B for that matter? I'm am concerned about the head angle changing and steerg slower.

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    I would be concerned for the bb height, and all your angles being thrown off.
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    I don't see much benefit and only the problems you mentioned. You will still have the longer chain stays of the 29er. I'd just get lower gearing or set the wheels up tubeless to loose weight.

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    cassette with a 34t cog.

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    I had a 29er with light weight wheels and a 34T cog and it still didn't pedal like my 26er. If you want the benefits of a 29" front wheel and the acceleration of a 26" rear, drop $400 on a Carver frame and be done with it. It will give you exactly what you are hoping for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    drop $400 on a Carver frame and be done with it. It will give you exactly what you are hoping for.
    Very good point.
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