Ion 16 27.5 with 26 wheels and fork-
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  1. #1
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    Ion 16 27.5 with 26 wheels and fork

    I'm drooling kind of heavy on a Ion 16 for my next bike. I'm currently running a 2006 Nomad, and to make the swap smoother on my wallet I'm thinking of just transfering the parts from the Nomad before upgrading to 27.5" fork and wheels.

    Have anyone tried or have any idea how running the 27.5" frame with 26" fork and wheels will work out geo and handling wise? The fork is a 170 mm Marzocchi 55 CR, so the front wouldnt be that much lower than a 160 mm 27.5" fork

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    From geometry point of view I don't see a problem if you don't mind lower BB. The only problem I can see is the shape of the chainstays. They are narrower at the place where a 26" tire is supposed to be but according to German forum a 2.35 Magic Mary fits with 4-5 mm space to spare:
    Ion 16 27,5 | Seite 45 |

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