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    Will this work?

    I've got a On One 456 carbon, and thinking of making it 650b...
    Looking at putting a Fox 36 Talus, which from the fork thread would appear to work well.

    Trying to put together the cheapest decent wheelset I can. Looking at Sun Equalizer 27 rims, and pref 2.35 Nevegals (rather stick with a tire I know instead of trying the much more exp alternatives)...can go 2.1 if I need, but anyone know if I will have clearance with the 2.35s?

    Havent decided to go SS or 1x9 yet, but I am assuming the SS dropouts could buy me a little more clearance in the rear...

    Thoughts?

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    You will be fine. The Carbon 456 is confirmed to work with plenty of room for 2.35s. Do it! :thumb:

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    Any thoughts on the riims? Going tomuse the bike for rooty, rocky, xc stuff...weight about 200...soon to be a little less...nothing crazy, got some FS rigs for the ngar stuff...

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    What's the head angle with the Fox 36. IMHO you might as well be riding a 29er when you start using 650b over 67 degree head angles, good on the down hills but starts to get a bit sluggish for general trail use.

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    itll be a 100-160 talus, so head angle with be adjustable...ill mess with it at different heights... i like bikes extra slack anyway, hence the 456c...my nomad is about 66.5 with the lyrik 170...

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    Quote Originally Posted by augustiner View Post
    I've got a On One 456 carbon, and thinking of making it 650b...
    Looking at putting a Fox 36 Talus, which from the fork thread would appear to work well.

    Trying to put together the cheapest decent wheelset I can. Looking at Sun Equalizer 27 rims, and pref 2.35 Nevegals (rather stick with a tire I know instead of trying the much more exp alternatives)...can go 2.1 if I need, but anyone know if I will have clearance with the 2.35s?

    Havent decided to go SS or 1x9 yet, but I am assuming the SS dropouts could buy me a little more clearance in the rear...

    Thoughts?
    You have Lots of room, even with the vertical Swapouts.
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    Looks like you were right... Hopefully it doesnt rain so I can see how she rides tomorrow...


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    Nice!!!!

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    Shiggy, Is this the same model frame that came in a natural carbon matte finish?

    Yeah I saw someone else building something for AM use similar to the OP's. Couldn't find the thread though.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    After 1 preliminary ride, this bike should only be ridden 650b. And the Talas 36 up front feels so much better than the Revalation 140 I had on there in its previous life...

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    looks nice!

    curious what the BB height is coming in at?

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    That looks like a ripper. Guessing that for general use, 130mm setting might be about right with the bigger wheels. Subscribed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by augustiner View Post
    Looks like you were right...

    SWEET.....weight?

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