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    Fixed: 29 or 26?

    Planning on building a new bike fixed. Wondering what people's opinions on one wheel size over another for riding fixed are. I am also open to 650b. Thoughts?

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    I think BB height might be more important than wheelsize...

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    BB height and bike type

    My current 26er has sliding dropouts and a 13" BB height, with gears currently fitted. It is more of a play bike than a xc bike 15.75" seat tube. I wonder how feasible it would to rock fixed. I was thinking of looking for a more standard trail bike to fix.

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    umarth has it right.

    Forget the wheel size, look at BB heights and short cranks unless you are only going to pedal on flat stuff and never turn a corner.

    A bike with an EBB may allow you to set the cranks higher.
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    really think the bigger wheels make it a bit ezer to ride offroad fixed.... no matter were your bb is your still gonna have quite alot of pedal strikes but less as your learn your timing through the rocks ect....
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    If 26" works for you free, then it won't be the deciding factor if fixed is for you or not.
    Since you already have a 26" bike I'd get a Tomi-cog or a Surly Fixxer to try it out.

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