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    convert 26 to 27.5

    convert 26 to 27.5-20180122_102538.jpgHi,


    I have a full suspension 26 lapieere bike frame
    I assembled them with a 27.5 wheels and fork.
    Do you think that the frame will brake because of this assembling?
    Can you tell me if it is dangerous to ride on them?
    Will it change my ride/ geometry?


    I will appreciate it very much if u can answer my questions.

    i added a few picconvert 26 to 27.5-20180204_222036.jpgconvert 26 to 27.5-20180204_222041.jpg

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    The frame will not break, though the company may void the warranty if you do have an issue.

    You may need to adjust the travel of your shocks so you don't bottom out by hitting the tire on the frame or shock crown.

    If the wheels are both 27.5, the geo is the same as with 26 wheels with the only difference being that your BB is higher.

    Many riders have done this without any issues.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    hi
    thank for the answer
    it is working fine.
    i dont have no issue with the company
    its a new frame that was sitting in my basement.

    the only issue i will have is mud, but its ok.

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    Keep an eye on the chain-stays. The clearance elsewhere looks not too bad but the tyres look kinda close to the lower stays. They may rub on them when the wheel flexes.

    If they do, a narrower back tyre should fix it.

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    thx

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    Looks like you have good clearance all around if you ride in the dry, if you sometimes need to deal with mud, as Pig said, might be a little tight in the chainstay area. If you haven't already done it, let all the air out of the shock and compress the suspension fully to make sure that at full compression, the tyre won't rub/hit the seat tube - doubt it from your pics, but better safe than sorry. Other than, I'd say you're good to go with better roll over capabilities than the bike previously had and better ground clearance, which is especially nice if you ride rocky/chunky tech trails, if you like riding bermed trails, may not be as ideal
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    the use for this bike is some trail some xc
    amature riding
    small bumbs.
    not in parks or burms.

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    convert 26 to 27.5-20180122_102545.jpg

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    I would just keep it how it is.

    If you're thinking of new wheels go with wider 26" rims, and got bigger tires.
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    in the pic its 27.5 wheels
    al the pars including the frame are new.

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    Oh sorry, looks fine, ride the heck out it!
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    thank u

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I would just keep it how it is.

    If you're thinking of new wheels go with wider 26" rims, and got bigger tires.
    Channeling DJ's skimming talents there, Korn?
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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Channeling DJ's skimming talents there, Korn?
    Apparently.
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