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  1. #1
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    May 2009

    79er? Anyone done it.

    Well I was sitting here looking at my bikes. Since a Longer forked riot is not on the loose has anyone run a big forked 29er on the front of their Balance? Or run a 650b in the back of the Riot and 29er front?

    Welcome to winter haha

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    When my wife took a jump the wrong way. She cracked a rib, so i got to play mad scientist with her process and the Riot. A 650 rear bike is a little better in the turns,lower center of gravity, and no push from the rear. The Wheel just tracks where the front is going...I understand why the Foes mixer is built. But the rear cant keep up with the front on climbs and square hits descending.

    But the stack felt perfect for once lol.

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    I vaguely recall someone running a 27.5+ rear with a 29er front with good results. However, I can't remember if it was a Riot or Nimble 9.

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    I ran my Riot with a 27.5 rear wheel for a while last year. The rim was DT xm521 with a 2.6" Nobby Nic. There was plenty of tire clearance and the bike felt great. I had to adjust the angle on my saddle a smidge, but other than that it was seamless. The BB dropped about 0.25" and there was about a 0.5deg (or less) HA change.

    The only reason I switched back to 29er rear is the 27.5 wheel felt even better on my Honzo.

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