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    Playing with fire? 69er?

    I am considering trying a big wheel up front on my SS.
    Here she is.

    It was built for a 5" fork so in theory a 29er wheel with a 440mm fork should maintain the same geometry right?

    What are my fork options?
    I posted in the 69er forum btw.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    that fork looks like it's got plenty of room for a 29" tire!

    just slam a wheel in there, lower your stem a little, and your off to the races.

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    Perfect 96'er candidate, loads of room for a 29 up front, as m-a-m said just stick a 29r disc wheel in that rigid fork and ride the snot out of it.

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    If you use the same fork you will raise the front end up 1.5 inches and slacken the head and seat tube angles a good bit plus a 29er needs at lease a 71 head angle with at lease a 38mm offset to turn good for most single track.As long as you get close to them angles it would work.You could also do a27.5 on front and only raise it .75

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    You'd need a shorter fork and I think it would probably work fine although you did mention getting a different fork (I think). Looks like there **might** be some issues with hitting your toes while turning?

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    Yep!

    Tried a big wheel at the LBS and my size 12 dogs were not happy . I could get away with it if I were always on clipless but flats are more my style these days.

    I still might try a carbon fork and drop 600 grams anyways.
    Not sure about going the suspension fork route but that is a option also.

    Wrists are sore today from the two miles of frozen snow washboard that we are able to ride right now.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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