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    Bucksaw question

    Are you able and has anyone ridden a bucksaw with 27.5 wheels?

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    Thanks bme, but I meant normal size 27.5.

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    Be just like riding Spearfish or any other 29er with 27.5 subbed in.

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    is a 26 fatty diameter closer to 29 than 27.5?

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    Yes, as far as overall diameter 29 x 2.2 = 26 x 4 = 27.5 x 3.

    I highly recommend B+ on a Bucksaw.

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    should I just wait for the new salsa 27.5+ ? How would say 27.5 x 2.4 feel on a 27+ bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Be just like riding Spearfish or any other 29er with 27.5 subbed in.
    BB will be lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clbaumer View Post
    should I just wait for the new salsa 27.5+ ? How would say 27.5 x 2.4 feel on a 27+ bike?
    $64k question. The BS is great, the news Salsa 27+ will likely to be great. Get the BS now cuz it's available and put a 27+ wheelset on it. While you are at it save up for carbon 65mm 26" wheels for it if you plan to ride scree, snow or sand. When the new Salsa hits the market, buy that. Sell everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    BB will be lower.
    Had that in my response, but realized we were not of the technical nature at that point in time, then deleted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Had that in my response, but realized we were not of the technical nature at that point in time, then deleted it.
    I thought it would be important for the OP, even though the question wasn't all that technical to start with, to understand that, and that there are implications associated with a lower bottom bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Had that in my response, but realized we were not of the technical nature at that point in time, then deleted it.
    I thought your statement that putting 27.5 wheels on a 29er covered that pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clbaumer View Post
    should I just wait for the new salsa 27.5+ ? How would say 27.5 x 2.4 feel on a 27+ bike?
    wait for it. no sense in having any wider q factor than need be if 27.5+ will be your thang.

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